PEORIA ACLU-Keynote Speaker on Civil Rights and Justice

     CONTACT:  Jeff Johnson, 309.397.4772; JTJohnson.PHR@gmail.com Jimena Lopez,309.573.3283;jimenalopez83@gmail.com   PEORIA ACLU Chapter’s Annual Meeting is May 10, 2018      The Peoria ACLU Area Chapter’s 57th annual meeting is scheduled for Thursday, May 10, 2018 at the IVY Club, 1502 N. Galena Road, Peoria Heights.   The guest speaker will beCeleste Stewart Stack, an attorney with …

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$100 million settlement sought against Peoria city and county in Heidelberg lawsuit

    A lawsuit was filed in federal court in Peoria Thursday against Peoria and Peoria County seeking more than $100 million and a jury trial on behalf of the estate of Cleve Heidelberg, a Peoria man who was imprisoned for 47 years and died 10 months after his conviction was vacated. One of the …

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Are Health Dangers Lurking on Your Driveway? Church Parking Lot? School?

  “Toxic Impacts of Coal Tar Sealants and Positive Alternatives” will be presented by Dr. Cindy Skrukrud, Illinois Chapter Sierra Club Clean Water Advocate, for the Peoria Area League of Women Voters Public Program on Thursday, April 5, 6:00 p.m. at AMT/ Advanced Medical Transport, 1718 N. Sterling Ave., Peoria. Dr. Skrukrud will discuss toxic …

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“Lift Up Our Businesses” Future Energy Jobs Act Town Hall Program

Central Illinois Healthy Community Alliance Illinois People’s Action/IPA Heart of Illinois Group Sierra Club For Immediate Release   WHAT:     “Lift Up Our Businesses”   Future Energy Jobs Act Town Hall Program WHEN:  Thursday, March 22, 2018, at 6:15 p.m. WHERE:  The Carver Center, 710 W. Percy Baker Jr. Ave., Peoria This free public event features speakers …

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Adults Failed So Children Take Over Gun Debate

Following the massacre of 17 at a Florida high school last month, thousands of frustrated students across the country walked out of school for a 17-minute protest Wednesday morning. At Eureka High School, more than a dozen students emerged from the school to a round of applause from about 50 community members who had gathered …

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Contentious neighborhood meeting not best way to proceed with clean syringe exchange location for opioid addicts

Editor’s Note: The City of Peoria has indefinitely postponed the Saturday March 10 opening of the clean syringe exchange program at 1411 NE Adams Street. An official stated the building cannot be occupied until there is further clarification of the zoning use and the city has inspected the space for building and fire code compliance. …

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