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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Portia Adams: Civility More Than Politeness

For more information: Constance Romanus, 309-264-9113, cromanus1249@yahoo.com LEAGUE OF WOMEN VOTERS OF GREATER PEORIA EVENT DRINKS & DIALOGUE, Wednesday, March 21, 2018, 5:30 – 6:30 pm Lariat Steakhouse, 2232 W. Glen Avenue, Peoria The League of Women Voters of Greater Peoria will present a program on Civility, at its Drinks & Dialogue series on Wed., …

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UICOMP grad gives keynote on diversity in medicine

From a press release: WHAT: 13th Annual Celebration of Diversity and Leadership in Medicine & Exhibit kickoff with keynote speaker Dr. Patrice Carter Frederick WHEN: March 7, 2018: Doors open at 6:00 PM. Program begins at 6:30 PM WHERE: U of I College of Medicine Peoria, Room A100-1, 1 Illini Drive The University of Illinois Library of …

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Raoul blasts prevailing anti-worker agenda in Springfield

  State Sen. Kwame Raoul, D-Chicago, speaking at the Peoria Labor Temple on a recent campaign stop during his race for Illinois attorney general.   BY CLARE HOWARD On a recent campaign stop at the Peoria Labor Temple, Illinois Sen. Kwame Raoul, a candidate in the crowded race for Illinois Attorney General, said an anti-worker …

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League of Women Voters of Greater Peoria Candidate Forum on Feb. 17, 2018

League of Women Voters of Greater Peoria Candidate Forum on Feb. 17, 2018 For more information: IRENE PRITZKER, 309-692-3550, ipritzker@comcast.net The League of Women Voters of Greater Peoria is sponsoring a candidate forum for the local contested races in Tazewell County on March 20 Primary Election ballots. The event takes place from 10 am to noon …

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The lack of coverage of the Pollution Control Board

Dear Editor, The lack of coverage of the Pollution Control Board hearing in Peoria is disappointing. Dynegy, a Texas-based company, has asked the Illinois EPA to change the Multi-Pollutant Standard (MPS). This puts cities like Peoria at risk for increased air pollution and becoming a pollution hotspot. 2017 had 16 natural disasters resulting in a …

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Black To The Future, A Journey into Peoria’s African American History

BLACK TO THE FUTURE TO HIT THE STAGE MARCH 2, 3 & 4       Black To The Future, a play written and directed by Garry Moore, will be performed March 2, 3 and 4 at Woodruff Career and Technical Center, 1800 NE Perry in Peoria. March 2, 7:30pm March 3, 7:30pm March 4, 4pm General Admission …

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WOMEN’S MARCH TO THE POLLS 2018

Hundreds of thousands across the country and nearly 500 in East Peoria along the riverfront rallied to commemorate the anniversary of the women’s march on Washington, D.C. and to exhort women to weaponize their vote against Donald Trump. The events coincided with the government shutdown resulting from failed efforts to reach a budget agreement and …

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