MLK Day Awards

For Immediate Release                                    FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT: January 21, 2019                                            Rita Ali, Chair, (309) 256-3300   Judy Page Receives MLK Commemorative Service Leadership Award The King Holiday Committee of Peoria presented its annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemorative Service Leadership Award and MLK Drum Major Awards at the 35th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, …

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Third Annual Women’s Rally Rescheduled!

RESCHEDULED TO 11 A.M. MARCH 9 OUTSIDE GATEWAY BUILDING, DOWNTOWN PEORIA For more information: Nancy Long nclong405@yahoo.com (309)868-9400 Jean Sloan fortuunate@gmail.com (309) 678-8099 The Third Annual Women’s Rally and March will take place beginning at 10:40 AM on Saturday, Jan. 19 outside at the Gateway Building in downtown Peoria, IL. The organizers of the march …

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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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