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45th Annual Steamboat Classic

45th Annual Steamboat Classic

(Photo By Flickr User Nordea Riga Marathon)   The 45th running of the Steamboat Classic 4 Mile, 15 Kilometer, and 4 Kilometer Races will be taking place on Saturday, June 16, 2018 in downtown Peoria, IL. The Steamboat Classic has been known as the “World’s Fastest Four Miles,“ “Illinois Toughest 15K,“ and “Peoria’s Easiest 4K,” these…MORE

WVEL Community Scope: Read To The Rhythm Gala

WVEL Community Scope: Read To The Rhythm Gala

(Photo By Flickr User Chris Goldberg)   Join in for the 4th Annual Read to the Rhythm Gala. The evening will include a silent auction showcasing amazing and fun products, 50/50 tickets, music by Three and ½ Men, the battle of the DJs, and wonderful food stations. The theme this year will be “In the…MORE

WVEL Music/Travel Scope: Summerfest 2018 Music Line-Up

WVEL Music/Travel Scope: Summerfest 2018 Music Line-Up

(Photo By Flickr User Daniel Gregory)   What do you get when you have 800 acts, over 1,000 performances, 12 stages, along with delectable food & beverages, interactive activities, and join in along with 850,000+ of your closest friends from the Midwest Area and around the world all in a world-class festival setting, when it all adds…MORE

Peoria CityLink Will Be Celebrating The 13th Annual Dump The Pump Day On This Friday

Peoria CityLink Will Be Celebrating The 13th Annual Dump The Pump Day On This Friday

(Photo By Flickr User David Clow)   CityLink will participate in the 13th Annual Dump the Pump Day on Friday, June 15th. This is a national event recognized by the American Public Transportation Association (APTA), and it is celebrated by transit agencies across the United States. According to the APTA June Transit Savings Report, the…MORE

Lincoln Museum Celebrating First Ladies Reminder

Lincoln Museum Celebrating First Ladies Reminder

(Photo by Flickr User Thomas Hawk)   “Get ready, get ready, get ready as the First Ladies will be having their own day in the Illinois State Capital!” The Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum in Springfield, IL, is celebrating the lives of the First Ladies of Abraham Lincoln, Ulysses Grant, Ronald Reagan, and Barack…MORE

WVEL Money Scope: A Guide To Saving-6 Ways To Stock More Money Away

WVEL Money Scope: A Guide To Saving-6 Ways To Stock More Money Away

(Photo By Flickr User zombieite)   When you’re working toward important financial goals, every penny counts. Yet even the most careful savers are often unaware of some sneaky budget-drainers that may be occurring on a regular basis. To help cut down on expenses, here are six ways to plug some of the leaks in your…MORE

WVEL News Scope: Central Illinois Will Build A Ronald McDonald House

WVEL News Scope: Central Illinois Will Build A Ronald McDonald House

(Photo By Flickr User Naval Surface Warriors)   A $7 million Ronald McDonald House will be built in Central Illinois. The Journal Star reports that Peoria officials hope to break ground on the project in September. The building will be located near OSF HealthCare Children’s Hospital of Illinois and UnityPoint Health-Methodist. It’ll feature 22 bedrooms for…MORE

Glen Oak Park Family Flicks 2018

Glen Oak Park Family Flicks 2018

  (Photo By Flickr User Awilda Ortiz)     “Who wants to enjoy full-length, family films on Monday evenings at the Glen Oak Amphitheater?” If you are interested in this upcoming event, join in with Glen Oak Park as they celebrate the Summer with Family Flicks! Family Flicks 2018 Schedule: Monday, June 11th – Despicable…MORE