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Win Tickets to Illini Football!

Love Illini? ESPN will be making a quick stop at Menards in Washington this Thursday from 5:30p-6:30p. Be there, and you could be registered to win tickets to the Illini football game vs the Rutgers on October 14th! The winner will be contacted Friday morning. Good luck!

Cubs Fans! Who Wants Tickets to Game 4?

Picture from Flickr user WhosThisValGirl Join 96.5 ESPN Peoria at The Fieldhouse Bar & Grill on Monday as we will be giving away tickets to the NLDS Game 4 between the Cubs and Nationals. We’ll be there chowing down and watching Cubs vs. Nationals playoff baseball as well as watching Mitch Trubisky and the Chicago […]

IVC Ghost Chase Race

  The Illinois Central Valley High School Bands invite you to their 3rd annual Ghost Chase Race on Saturday, October 28 at Banana’s in Chillicothe, IL. The Ghost Chase Race is a 5K, 1-mile walk, along the scenic Illinois River. Proceeds from the race will benefit the IVC Band programs by providing operational funding to […]

Win tickets to see Ron White at the Peoria Civic

The classic blue collar observational comedy of Ron White is coming to Central Illinois! Ron is going to be performing at the Peoria Civic Center on October 12th! Ron White is probably best known for his performances with fellow kings of redneck comedy Jeff Foxworthy, Bill Engvall and Daniel Whitney. But he’s also performed multiple solo acts over the […]

Hurricane Relief Benefit Concert

Come out to the free Hurricane Relief Benefit Concert with Van William at Pour Bros Craft Taproom this Friday, September 22 starting at 7 pm! Relief efforts are ongoing for those affected by the hurricanes and Advanced Media Partners, along with the Peoria Journal Star, the Peoria Jaycees and Pour Bros. Craft Taproom want to […]

Peoria Jaycees Dubby Janosov Memorial Night Golf Tournament

Grab your friends and family and come light up the Timberlake Club golf course at the Peoria Jaycees Dubby Janosov Memorial Night Golf tournament on Saturday, October 14! The $30 registration fee gets you a glowing golf ball, a glow necklace, greens fees, snacks and tons of fun! Four or five person teams for this […]

Zoo La La is September 23rd!

Ohh La La!  It’s Zoo La La!  Be there when the Peoria Zoo comes alive! Migrate through Africa! to live entertainment; Taste the difference with food stations and signature drinks; Satisfy your hunger – for knowledge – with Zoo Keepers and their animals; Visit animal digs; Wander and wonder. Not satisfied?  Choose designated parking and seating with VIP package. Want more?  Early reservations […]

Make a difference at Northwoods Mall for hurricane relief

The American Red Cross is using donations to provide shelter, food, and emergency support to those affected by the hurricanes and Northwoods Mall wants to reward you for doing good. Stop by Center Court at Northwoods on Tuesday, September 12  between 11 and 1 pm to show your receipt for a donation already made to […]

#KrogerCares for Hurricane Harvey Victims

As Texans adapt to unheard-of devastation, residents of central Illinois seek ways to help the victims recover from the hurricane.  The Kroger Co. will make it easy to offer support. Starting September 2nd, Kroger customers in the Peoria area will have the option of donating cash to the recovery effort.  At checkout, shoppers are invited […]

6th Annual Das Bier Run 5k

Run your way into Oktoberfest with the Peoria Jaycees, German-American Society and the Peoria Park District at the 6th Annual Das Bier Run 5K! This run/walk will take place on Sunday, September 17 at 12:30 pm in downtown Peoria! Registration gets you: entry into Oktoberfest, a commemorative stein and two drink tickets. Runners are encouraged to participate […]