Columns

Knight

As the Black Lives Matter organization prepares to receive an international peace prize this fall, the issue of how police treat some people differently than others seems as unsolvable as ever, so that can lead to history’s foundation for policing.…

Reflections from Clergy

As a general rule of thumb, country music is one of my least favorite genres. Before you turn the page and leave me behind, you need to know, dear friend, occasionally there is a song that sneaks through and touches…

Bricks & Mortar

The partnership of Edward Heidrich and Martin Kingman in 1888 to form the Peoria Cordage Company showed the growth of the American agricultural industry. The new company would specialize in producing binder twine and other similar products, and through another…

The road to redemption; a change is coming soon Two of the greatest mysteries that still haunt us as Americans are who killed JFK and Dr. King. What is not a mystery is how we have treated each other so…

Serendipity

Our family vacations weren’t intended to become a tradition. They began because travel benefits were part of my husband’s airline employment. Our three children learned early about flying, hotel stays, and visiting family in the D.C. area. They also learned…

West Peoria News

West Peoria Neighborhood Watch is hosting its 17th annual Night Out Against Crime 3 to 5:30 p.m. Aug. 26 at Franciscan Park. Kids are encouraged to bring their bicycles to be inspected and take a test ride through an obstacle…

Inland Art

It’s no secret to the art community in Peoria that Preston Jackson is an artist of boundless productivity. He’s recognized nationally as an artist and teacher of tremendous influence having been on the faculty at the School of the Art…

Arts Beat

MUSIC Aug. 1: Mondo Cozmo, Mt. Joy, Jeremy David Baker. 7 p.m. Limelight Eventplex. 693-1234. Aug. 2: Peoria Municipal Band 7 p.m. Warehouse District. Aug. 3: “Tailgate N’ Tallboys Series 2017” presents Kane Brown. 7 p.m. Peoria Riverfront – Festival…

Labor Roundup

Trump’s Labor Dept. yanks beryllium protections. The Trump administration’s Labor Department has dumped added beryllium exposure protections for construction and longshore workers, saying the issue needs further study. “No matter where they work, U.S. workers deserve protection from exposure to…