Some good news broke for local non-profits broke last night, in a year marred by a lack of state funding and layoffs in the local manufacturing sector.
The Heart of Illinois United Way's annual campaign broke the previous year's record by two percent.
The local United Way chapter announced its 2015 total of $11,631,648, compared to around $10.8 million in 2014.
The annual year-long fundraising campaign provides funding for non-profits that help the poor in Peoria, Tazewell, Woodford, Marshall, Stark and Putnam Counties.
The Heart of Illinois United Way says more than 43 percent of area families with single mothers and children under 18 live in poverty.