On Friday May 9, 2014, some OLLI members took a learning trip to the Peoria Journal Star. Our tour guides were Rae Anne and Bernie (current OLLI member).
The learning trip featured a tour of the building, a mainstay visible from War Memorial Drive that dates back to the 1950's with an addition completed in 2004 to house new high tech printing and packaging equipment.
Members took a peek into the newsroom and offices and even swung by the "cavern" left behind when the old press was dismantled once the new press was put into service.
Following the tour, Mike Bailey and Steve Tarter shared their perspective on the news business and the future of print journalism.
OLLI would like to thank the Peoria Journal Star for an amazing tour.