From the President...


Welcome Alumni, Friends and Illini Family!

Thank you for visiting our website and for your interest in the Peoria Area Illini Club.

The Peoria Area Illini Club is working hard to keep the Illini spirit alive through a variety of events and programs.  Whether it is football or basketball game watches, volunteer or entertainment events, the Peoria Area Illini Club strives to provide Peoria Area Illini with the opportunity to gather with and to meet fellow Illini, contribute to the community, and of course, to have fun.

This year, we are excited to announce that the Peoria Area Illini Club has been recognized by the Internal Revenue Service as a 501(c)(3) charitable organization and the creation of a new scholarship program for 2015!  In the first year of the scholarship program, the Peoria Area Illini Club will award at least one $500 scholarship to a deserving student admitted to or already attending the University of Illinois.  The scholarship program will be funded by the proceeds from Peoria Area Illini Club events and your generous donations.  If you are interested in making a donation to our scholarship program, please visit our Scholarship Giving page.

By participating in Peoria Area Illini Club events and programs or donating to our scholarship program, you help to ensure that the University of Illinois and the Peoria Area Illini Club remain active and vibrant.  Whether you are interested in University of Illinois events, cheering on the Illini or meeting fellow alumni and Illini supporters, the Peoria Area Illini Club provides you with a number of opportunities.  Right now membership is free, so sign up today!

If you are interested in joining the Peoria Area Illini Club, please email us at

We look forward to seeing you at an upcoming event.

Go Illini!

Mandy Watson
President, Peoria Area Illini Club