Heidelberg deserves independent review

  BY CLARE HOWARD The Third District Appellate Court of Illinois issued a ruling Thursday affirming Cleve Heidelberg’s right to a special independent prosecutor to review his trial and conviction for the 1970 murder of a Peoria County sheriff’s deputy. Heidelberg, who is African American, has consistently claimed he is innocent and was denied a …

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Madigan weighs in on Sinclair; opposes buyout of Tribune Media

  By Bill Knight Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan on Nov. 2 announced her office’s opposition to Sinclair Broadcast Group’s proposed buyout of Tribune Media Company. (See Community Word coverage of the proposed buyout in the November issue, http://thecommunityword.com/online/blog/2017/11/01/8335/ ) Madigan and attorneys general from Maryland, Massachusetts and Rhode Island together filed a comment with …

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Bluegrass band featured in new ‘roots-inspired’ series

Bluegrass recording artists the Henhouse Prowlers will perform Nov. 2 as part of a new music series in Peoria Heights. Jeff and Martha Huebner, owners of Trefzger’s Bakery and the Trailside Event Center, are launching [the] roots-inspired concert series with family-friendly hours, a full bar and a dinner menu. The monthly concerts at the historic …

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Ban of deadly insecticide reversed by Trump Administration

Chlorpyrifos, an insecticide widely used in central Illinois, was scheduled to become a banned substance in the spring. That ban was rescinded by the Trump administration, so this neurotoxin can still be used on agriculture crops, golf courses and road medians. Chlorpyrifos is a nerve agent that damages the brains of children and also kills …

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ACLU town hall meeting in Peoria Nov. 15

ACLU American Civil Liberties Union, Peoria Chapter http://aclupeoria.org   https://www.facebook.com/ACLU.PeoriaIL/ Jeff Johnson, President; Jimena Lopez, Vice President FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   CONTACT: Jeff Johnson, 309.397.4772; JTJohnson.PHR@gmail.com Jimena Lopez, 309.573.3283; jimenalopez83@gmail.com   ACLU of Illinois to hold “We The People” Town Hall meetings in Peoria and Bloomington-Normal in November   The ACLU of Illinois will hold town hall …

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Drinks and Dialogue: Evidenced Based Education Funding

The Greater Peoria League of Women Voters will discuss Evidenced Based Education Funding at its Drinks and Dialogue event, 5:30 – 6:30 pm on Wednesday, October 18, at the Lariat Steakhouse, 2232 W. Glen Avenue, Peoria. Beth Derry, Peoria County Regional Superintendent of Education, will present an overview of the elements of the recent education …

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WILD & SCENIC FILM FESTIVAL PEORIA

Prairie Rivers Network, an Illinois nonprofit environmental advocacy organization, is excited to bring one of the largest environmental film festivals to central Illinois. The Wild & Scenic Film Festival is a collection of films from the annual festival held in Nevada City, CA, now in its 15th year! The festival focuses on films that speak to …

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