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  The 19th Jamboree Run kicks off 7 a.m. June 4 in West Peoria. Jamie and April Silver are co-chairing the run. Other activities that day are the Boy Scout Carnival 3 to 7 p.m. All Jamboree activities take place…

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Black Lives Matter If you don’t know or understand different people or cultures, does that lead you to be afraid of them? Are you justified being afraid of them? While it may be natural to be afraid of people who…

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During the past several articles, we have looked at the rich history of Peoria Heights. For this month’s article, we will be looking at history made through an organization we don’t often see as historic and with a group we…

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I am pleased to report the “Invalid” is ambulatory in Canton thanks to the efforts of the Many Lights Theatre, a small group whose mission statement in part reads: “Many Lights will produce plays that make a difference to the…

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MUSIC June 3: Cousin Eddie “Live at the Five Spot.” 5:30 p.m. Contemporary Art Center. 674-6822. June 3: Skyla Burrell. 8 p.m. Rhythm Kitchen Music Café. 676-9668. June 4: “Carmina Burana.” Heartland Festival Orchestra and the Peoria Area Civic Chorale.…

Labor Roundup

CLUW urges local unions to mentor for women in the workplace. Mentoring is a recognized tool for career and union development, particularly for women, and “mentoring circles” – a group of peers (6–10 people) led by a facilitator – offer…

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Will Weight Loss Make You Healthy? Most people know there is an obesity epidemic in the United States. One-third of American adults are obese and another one-third are overweight. If you have extra weight and develop a medical problem like…

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  RUMOR CONTROL There’s been a rumor circulating in local nursing circles that Methodist Medical Center, that is Unity Point, is mandating that all nurses have or seek to have a Bachelor of Science Nursing (BSN) degree. Not so says…

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It’s past time for political prioritization. At a time when the state of Illinois has been unable or unwilling to meet its financial obligations to social-service providers because of the lack of a state budget for 10 months, the state…