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“No-lose socialism” thrives in Illinois while governor clear-cuts state Illinois now has the highest unemployment rate in the country. We are the only state going into its second year without a budget, and that means more layoffs and hiring freezes…

Letters

Newspapers should be about more than profit Corporate greed has just found a new partner – GateHouse Media. In the April issue of the Community Word, one of the lead stories was headlined: “GateHouse to Peoria Newsroom: You Don’t Deserve…

New solar bus shelters installed

Greater Peoria Mass Transit District (GPMT) CityLink has been installing new bus shelters throughout the transit district for the past two years. CityLink wanted to improve passenger safety and increase bus stop visibility. In 2014, CityLink obtained the new solar-powered,…

Arts Beat

MUSIC July 1: Preston Jackson and Friends. 8 p.m. Rhythm Kitchen Music Café. 676-9668. July 1: The Brazilionaires “Live at the Five Spot.” 5:30 p.m. Contemporary Art Center. 674-6822. July 1-4: Red, White, and BOOM Weekend! Peoria Riverfront. Friday –…

Labor Roundup

Illinois Fire Fighters back bill to end frivolous lawsuits. The Illinois Association of Fire Fighters is backing legislation to end frivolous lawsuits against first responders. SB1070 would restore the state’s “public-duty” rule – letting first responders prioritize resources without fear…

Pillar of West Bluff Named

Golda Ewalt and her husband Bob Streitmatter have been awarded the 2016 “Pillar of the West Bluff” award in recognition of their work with University East Neighborhood Association and for promoting the West Main Street corridor. Ewalt is director of…

Elder Care Concerns

BY DAVE WEIMAN Eating. We do this every day – repeatedly. It is important for obvious reasons. But for residents in skilled nursing homes, it should also be a significant event. Why? Because it needs to be more than the…