Category: Central Illinois

Some images from the Inaugural Run, Walk and Roll hosted Saturday morning in the new East Peoria Levee District. This fundraiser was the first race of the year for Mark Scott in his quest to run a minimum of 50, 5-K races in 50 weeks. Mark’s  goal is to raise at least $ 100,000.00 for the kids of Easter Seals in the process. He is also establishing a new Endowed Scholarship fund in the name of his young buddy Payton J McSimov. I hope you enjoy the various shots from the awesome Spring sunny day, and plan to follow Mark as he runs to raise money for the kids and mark your calendars to attend next years event.

Click here to listen to Mark on the Greg & Dan show on WMBD radio.

Click here to view the WEEK-TV video by reporter Beau Ebenezer.

-Bob


More than $2.4 million was raised Saturday during the annual Easter Seals Telethon. The telethon, held at the Par-A-Dice Hotel in East Peoria and broadcast on WMBD Channel 31, resulted in $2,439,743.00 in donations. The organization’s goal was to top last year’s telethon total of $2.382 million. “We did great,” said Steve Thompson, President/CEO of Central Illinois Easter Seals. “We were really excited about our results.” Easter Seals provides services, education, outreach, and advocacy to people living with autism and other disabilities. Congratulations to all of the VIP’s for all of there hard work, energy and compassion for the kids. Limestone High School raised $ 62,000 this year for the kids. Please enjoy some of my favorite photo’s from in front of the TV camera’s and some from behind the scenes.

-Bob


Center Garrett Vermeersch scored two goals and added an assist as the Peoria Rivermen rolled to a 6-2 victory over the Bloomington Thunder at Carver Arena on Central Illinois STRONG night before 2,979 fans. Rookie netminder Eric Levine made 22 saves on 24 shots, and earned his fourth straight win, as the Rivermen never trailed in the contest. With the victory, Peoria (8-6-3) is now on a season-long five game win streak and is also 5-0-0 against the Thunder (5-14-0) this season. Peoria outshot Bloomington 21-2 in the first. In support of the local American Red Cross and its tornado relief efforts in central Illinois, the Rivermen wore custom jerseys, which were auctioned off live after the game. The Rivermen continue their three-game series with the Thunder on Saturday night, with a 7:05 p.m. puck drop in Bloomington at the U.S. Cellular Coliseum.

-Bob

More than $2.3 million was raised Saturday during the annual Easter Seals Telethon. The telethon, held at the Par-A-Dice Hotel in East Peoria and broadcast on WMBD Channel 31, resulted in $2,391,905 in donations. The organization’s goal was to top last year’s telethon total of $2.382 million. “We did great,” said Steve Thompson, President/CEO of Central Illinois Easter Seals. “We were really excited about our results.” Easter Seals provides services, education, outreach, and advocacy to people living with autism and other disabilities. Congratulations to all of the VIP’s for all of there hard work, energy and compassion for the kids. Limestone High School raised over $ 59,000 this year for the kids. Please enjoy some of my favorite photo’s from in front of the TV camera’s and some from behind the scenes.

-Bob




More than $2.3 million was raised Saturday during the annual Easter Seals Telethon. The telethon, held at the Par-A-Dice Hotel in East Peoria and broadcast on WMBD Channel 31, resulted in $2,382,143 in donations. The organization’s goal was to top last year’s telethon total of $2.272 million. “We did great,” said Steve Thompson, President/CEO of Central Illinois Easter Seals. “We were really excited about our results.” Easter Seals provides services, education, outreach, and advocacy to people living with autism and other disabilities. Congratulations to all of the VIP’s for all of there hard work, energy and compassion for the kids.

-Bob

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