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Straight Talk | Bad PHA decision

It was a bad decision. The board of the Peoria Housing Authority hired the director of the Springfield Housing Authority and agreed to pay her $168,000 a year. On the surface, that sounds reasonable, although the salary is rather exorbitant.…

Real Talk | Losing to Win

Editor’s Note: Jamanni “Jay” Gibson, 21, of West Peoria died following a kayaking accident on American Lake near Tacoma, Wash., where he was stationed with the U.S. Army. Gibson graduated in the top 10 from Manual Academy in 2015 and…

Arts Beat | May 2018

Althea Grace

MUSIC May 1: Peoria Symphony Guild Spring Luncheon, features performances by Young Artist Competition winners. 11:30 a.m., Peoria Country Club. 691-3225. May 1: Bradley Piano Studio Recital. 7:30 p.m. BU’s Dingeldine Music Center. 677-2595. May 1: Chicago Farmer “Folkin’ Tuesday.”…