• Mark & Gretchen Are Making Art With Wheel Art Pottery!

    We've told you about all the great things you can create at Wheel Art Pottery Studios in Peoria, and now we're getting our hands dirty! Owner, Susie Mathews, joins us with a fun pottery activity!

  • Peoria Vein Center Has The Scoop On Spider Veins

    Spider veins can not only be unsightly, they can hurt too! Melissa Glass, with The Peoria Vein Center, is in with her expertise on the treatment of spider veins!

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  • Take A Look At This

    One woman attempts the National Anthem in all 50 States, a sword-wielding man is disarmed, and a Soapbox Derby for adults! It's all in Take A Look At This Tuesday!

  • Tazewell Teen Initiative Awareness Breakfast

    Did you know, according to the 2012 Illinois Youth Survey, more Tazewell County Teens are driving under the influence of marijuana than alcohol? Assistant State's Attorney, Kate Legge, joins us with details on the Tazewell Teen Initiative Awareness Breakfast!

  • Adjusting Your Child's Sleep Schedule

    Most kids have started school by now, which means they should be going to bed earlier! Some families have a harder time than others making that back to school adjustment, so here to help is Dr. Ravindra Kashyap from UnityPoint Health Methodist-Proctor!

  • Show Us Your Mug Monday

    Congrats to our Eysal's Coffee, East Peoria Popcorn "Show Us Your Mug" winner, Sarah Wolf-Hiles!

  • M & G Take On Some 90's Trivia!

    Good Company Producer, Courtney Shattuck, is in giving Mark and Gretchen a little 90's trivia!

  • Get Yourself Red Carpet Ready!

    Somewhere in Hollywood right now, a best actress nominee is in the midst of an intense "pre-Emmy regimen" that will allow her to shine on awards night!

  • Best Friends Friday Extra

    Frack, Cleo, and Neveah are looking for a good home in the Heart of Illinois!

  • The 411 On Spiders!

    The Itsy Bitsy Spider crawled up the water spout, and into your home, and then had babies and made more spiders! Not quite the nursery rhyme we all remember, but spiders can take over your home very quickly. TJ McCurdy, with Frantz & Company Pest Control, is in to help us fight those creepy crawlers.

  • Sweet Kids Cruise-In & Car Show

    The Sweet Kids Cruise-In and Car Show to benefit the Pediatric Diabetes Resource Center, is coming up next week! Organizers, Emily and Dan Jones, join us with more on what we can expect from this year's event!

  • Edge: By Chef Dustin Allen

    Gretchen is on location at Edge in Junction City with Executive Chef and Owner, Dustin Allen, getting a look at delicious Farm to Table Cuisine!

  • Fall Fashions At Belle Mie

    Gretchen is out at Belle Mie with Owner, Jade Wagenbach, checking out some great fall fashions and beautiful jewelry!

  • The Ultimate Tan Has Everything From Lotions To Memberships!

    Mark is on location at The Ultimate Tan talking to Jen Vandusen about everything from lotions to tanning packages!

  • Remembering Robin Williams

    We're showing off some great Robin Williams impressions, in place of DVD's today!

  • Avoid Backpack Pain This School Year

    With kids returning to school soon, they are going to start bringing home all those books! Dr. Chad Walker, with Benningfield and Associates Chiropractic, joins us with some helpful advice about avoiding backpack back pain!

  • Trouble Free Has The Scoop On Furnaces, Pumps & More!

    Fall is right around the corner, and it's time to start thinking about furnaces, heat and sewage pumps, and more! Owner of Trouble Free Heating, Cooling and Plumbing, Dave Osborn, joins us with the scoop on getting your systems ready for Fall!

  • Rockin' & Ridin' For TAPS

    Rockin' For TAPS is one of the biggest fundraisers of the year for the TAPS No-Kill Animal Shelter! This Saturday, you can ride to the event to show even more support! Holly Crotty, Executive Director at TAPS, joins us with the scoop on Ridin' and Rockin' for TAPS!

  • Viewers' Choice Award Winner: Wolf Roofing

    Wolf Roofing has been in business since 2008, and has built a reputation for excellence by providing customers with top quality materials, excellent service, and high standards for professionalism! Owner, Tyler Wolf, joins us with more on Wolf Roofing's Viewers' Choice Award!

  • Show Us Your Mug Monday

    Congrats to Shawna Cooke-Marsh! You are the "Show Us Your Mug" winner this week! You're getting a great prize from Eysal's Coffee, East Peoria Popcorn!

  • Having Fun With George The Tortoise!

    Mark and Gretchen are with Collections Curator, Dawn Petefish, and Curator of Animals, Kim Scott, playing with 75 year-old George the Tortoise!

  • The Zoo Has Education Programs & More!

    The Peoria Zoo has many programs for students and teachers in Illinois! Curator of Education, Jessica Slater, and Educator, Heather Maughan, join Mark and Gretchen by the Giraffes to tell us more about the great programs the Zoo has to offer, and a special guest!

  • Secure Dental At The Zoo!

    Kristina Cecil and Danielle Wolfe, with Secure Dental, join us out at the Peoria Zoo to tell us all about Dental Health for Kids!

  • Best Friends Friday Extra At The Zoo!

    We're on the road at the Peoria Zoo! Grace, Channing, and Kebo are looking for a good home in the Heart of Illinois!

  • Ripley's Bizarre Buying Bazaar

    The Peoria Riverfront Museum wants you to search your attics, basements and garages, for bizarre and weird stuff! Ann Schmitt, with the Museum, joins us with more on Ripley's Bizarre Buying Bazaar!

  • Hands On Training at Midwest Technical Institute

    Gretchen is on location at MTI in East Peoria talking to Admissions Representative, Sarah Murduck, and High School Recruiter, Louie Schonauer, about hands on training for in demand careers!

  • No Bottoms Wet Behind Diaper Drive!

    We've been talking about our "No Bottoms Wet Behind" Diaper Drive in conjunction with the Women's Pregnancy Center. Denise Bailey, Director at the Women's Pregnancy Center, joins us with more on what the Center does, and how you can help out!

  • Starcrest Cleaners Viewers' Choice Award!

    Starcrest Cleaners is the place to go for those with a busy lifestyle! With several locations and a lot of conveniences, this family owned business has it all! Owner, Luke Hermes, and General Manager, Quintin Yallaly, join us with more on their Viewers' Choice Award-Winning Business!

  • "Little Shop Of Horrors" At Peoria Players Theatre!

    "Little Shop of Horrors" opens tonight at the Peoria Players Theatre! This youth production is a must-see for all ages! "Seymour," Wes Hunt, "Audrey," Emma Lutrell, and the Urchins join us with a preview of the great music in "Little Shop of Horrors!"

  • Viewers' Choice Award-Winning Firehouse Pizza

    Firehouse Pizza has three locations in the Heart of Illinois where you can get their Viewers' Choice Award-Winning Pizza! Shane Couri, Owner of Firehouse Pizza in Peoria, and Erik Perkins, Owner of Firehouse Pizza in Morton, join us with more on what makes them so special!

  • What's On DVD Wednesday

    We're checking out What's New On DVD this Wednesday!

  • Gretchen's Back To School Goodies

    Gretchen is showing off some awesome back to school crafts, that are sure to make your kids smile on the first day of school!

  • Healthy Beverages

    Registered Dietitian, Lisa Katic, has the 411 on healthy beverages!

  • Dr. Jane Velez: The Scoop On ADHD

    ADHD, or Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, affects 9% of children ages 13 to 18 years old. Boys are four times more at risk than girls! Dr. Jane Velez, with Peoria Psychological Associates, joins us with more on all things ADHD.

  • Take A Look At This

    A surprising tee shot, a rare tornado caught on camera, and a lucky catch! It's all in Take A Look At This Tuesday!

  • One Class At A Time: Nominate Your Teacher Today!

    Jordan Borders is in with a look at how you can nominate your teacher for our One Class At A Time $1000 grant!

  • Little Jewels Learning Center: Make Reading Fun!

    Mark is on location at Little Jewels Learning Center with Tara Fleming and April Steigerwald, getting the scoop on how to make reading fun for kids!

  • Show Us Your Mug Monday

    Congrats to Penni Gore! You are the big Eysal's Coffee, East Peoria Popcorn "Show Us Your Mug" winner!

  • Festivals, Concerts & More At Mackinaw Valley

    There's a lot happening at Mackinaw Valley Vineyard in August! Owner, Diane Hahn, joins us with the scoop on upcoming concerts and festivals!

  • Back To School Gadgets

    In no time at all, the kids will be heading back to school, and they're sure to want the latest tech tools to give them an edge on learning and fun!