DISCOVER HOW A CITY-OWNED WATER SYSTEM CAN BE RUN BY A PRIVATE COMPANY

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:                                                 CONTACT: Cheryl Budzinski Jan. 5, 2018                                                                                                 (309) 253-9594 c_budzinski@hotmail.com DISCOVER HOW A CITY-OWNED WATER SYSTEM CAN BE RUN BY A PRIVATE COMPANY PEORIA — With experience at more than 8,500 water systems, Veolia can offer valuable advice about public/private partnerships to steward the most valuable resource in Central Illinois: water. …

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A Must See Film: “The Sultan and the Saint”

A Film Premiere for Unity Productions Foundation’s new docudrama “The Sultan and the Saint”  Join us for the  Bradley University premiere of UPF’s latest film on Saturday, January 13th, 2017   at Marty Theater, Student Center Bradley University 915 N Elmwood Ave Peoria, Il. 61606 6:00 PM Free Admission During the Crusades, Saint Francis of Assisi …

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2017 Downstate Story Features Illinois and Midwest Writers

DOWNSTATE STORY VOL. 26 NOW AVAILABLE FREE ON THE WEB Ten new short stories by Illinois and Midwestern writers are featured in the 2017 edition of Downstate Story, Peoria’s only literary magazine for fiction. Downstate Story is now published only on the Web at www.downstatestory.com The writers in this issue are Pepper Bauer of Mapleton, …

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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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