NAACP and AFSCME challenge Peoria city budget

BY CLARE HOWARD Approval of a city budget with elimination of more than three dozen union positions and implementation of a special fee on top of property-taxes triggered scrutiny by officials with AFSCME who reported they found an undisclosed $30 million fund. “It was behind a firewall,” said Sherry Carter-Allen, retired president of Local 3464 …

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Peoria Journal Star: ethical conflict?

Opinion & Analysis The Peoria Journal Star, under the editorial management of Dennis Anderson, published an editorial Oct. 21 endorsing Gov. Bruce Rauner. The editorial concluded Rauner is a much better choice for governor than his opponent JB Pritzker, and the editorial cited Pritzker’s level of “corruption” for the method he used seeking to lower …

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Peoria NAACP Branch holds 56th Annual Freedom Fund Banquet Oct. 27    Defeat Hate……VOTE

The Peoria NAACP branch will be hosting its 56th annual Freedom Fund Banquet on Saturday, Oct. 27 at the Paradice Hotel & Conference Center, in East Peoria. Social hour will begin at 5:30 p.m. and dinner at 6 p.m. The theme for this year’s event is “Defeat Hate……VOTE. The banquets keynote speaker is Jeff Johnson.  A …

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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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