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Peoria, Illinois has 20th highest home vacancy rate among U.S. metro areas.

The number of vacant homes in the Peoria, Illinois, was nearly 3,500 in the third quarter of 2018, a 157-unit increase over what it was a year ago, according to new real estate numbers reported by ATTOM Data Solutions.

O'FALLON CHAMBER OF COMMERCE: Dr. Muhammad Ansari to give Community Presentation for Heart Month

Dr. Muhammad Ansari, a cardiologist on the Medical Staff at Memorial Hospital, will give a Heart Month presentation on Tuesday, February 19, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at Memorial’s Orthopedic and Neurosciences Center, first floor conference room, 4700 Memorial Drive, Belleville.

CANTON AREA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE: Parlin-Ingersoll Public Library is Hosting Joe Valentin to be held Jan. 22

Parlin-Ingersoll Public Library is hosting Joe Valentin, author of The Figure, for a presentation and book signing on Tuesday, January 22, 2019, from 6:30 –7:30 p.m. in the Library Program Room.

CARBONDALE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE: The Boys & Girls Club of Carbondale is hosting Trivia Night at the Oscars on Fri., Feb 22, 2019

The BGCC is hosting “Trivia Night at the Oscars” on Friday, February 22, at the Copper Dragon in Carbondale.

THE GREATER CENTRALIA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE: Monthly Chamber Luncheon at Orphan Smokehouse Restaurant to be held Jan. 16

You are invited to join us for our January Monthly Membership Meeting Wednesday, January 16, at 12:00pm at Orphan Smokehouse Restaurant, 1829 S. Pine St., Centralia.

Illinois ranked No. 28 in average charitable giving

Illinois residents who took itemized deductions for charitable deductions on their federal income tax forms in 2016 donated $5,792 on average, according to an analysis released this month by the Washington-based Tax Foundation.

ILIINOIS VALLEY AREA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT: Joan Fernandez Appointed IVCH Community Relations and Marketing Director

Joan Fernandez has been appointed Community Relations and Marketing Director at Illinois Valley Community Hospital in Peru.

Illinois has 20th highest home vacancy rate in nation

Illinois posted the 20th highest home vacancy rate among the 50 states and the District of Columbia, according to new real estate numbers reported by ATTOM Data Solutions.

EFFINGHAM COUNTY CHAMBER OF COMMERCE: Pacific Institute Training Coming in January

Effingham County Vision 2020 and the Effingham County Chamber of Commerce are excited to announce that a new curriculum created by The Pacific Institute will be presented in Effingham on January 22 and 23.

EAST PEORIA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE: Central Illinois Community Blood Center Blood Drive to be held Jan. 3, 2019

Please join the Central Illinois Community Blood Center for a Blood Drive at the Festival of Lights building in East Peoria, IL.

Illinois’ population dipped -0.4% from mid-2017 to mid-2018

Illinois’ population decreased by 45,116, or -0.4 percent between July 1, 2017, and July 1, 2018, according to estimates released this week by the U.S. Census Bureau.

Analysis: Short-term health plans in Chicago 43% less than market plans

The monthly cost of short-term health insurance plans in Chicago is $253.24, 43 percent below the cost of individual market plans, according to a recent analysis by the Foundation for Government Accountability (FGA).

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