SCULPTURE WALK PEORIA TO HOLD OPENING DAY CELEBRATION JUNE 3

  PEORIA, IL – May 12, 2017— The sculptures for Sculpture Walk Peoria 2017 have been chosen and will be revealed at the Opening Day Celebration on June 3, 2017, on Washington Street in downtown Peoria. This year, opening day has expanded to include more activities and entertainment. A community art project will begin at …

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FRIENDS OF RIVERFRONT PARK SUE THE ILLINOIS DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES UNDER FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT

Press Release: FRIENDS OF RIVERFRONT PARK An Illinois not for profit corporation Facebook: Friends of Riverfront Park   https://www.facebook.com/riverfrontparkfriends Email: peoriaforp@yahoo.com   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   FRIENDS OF RIVERFRONT PARK SUE THE ILLINOIS DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES UNDER FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT   Friends of Riverfront Park, through its secretary, Elaine Hopkins, has filed a Freedom …

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Freedom looms for Heidelberg

Left, attorney Don Jackson with attorney Andy Hale partially hidden, stand in front of Cleve Heidelberg who is speaking with the Rev. Jesse Jackson of the Rainbow PUSH  Coalition. Right, Cleve Heidelberg’s sister Mae Winston speaks at a press conference after learning her brother will be released on bail. BY CLARE HOWARD After nearly half a …

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Senator fuels movement demanding change

Sen. Dave Koehler, left, and Sen. Daniel Biss talk briefly Tuesday morning at the Labor Temple in Peoria before Biss spoke about his reasons for running for governor and fielding questions from a labor-friendly crowd.  BY CLARE HOWARD Illinois senator and gubernatorial candidate Daniel Biss stopped at the Peoria Labor Temple Tuesday to discuss labor …

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Peoria Holocaust Memorial Dedication

Manfred Katz, a Holocaust survivor, places some of the last of six million buttons into the outdoor memorial designed to symbolize the six million Jews murdered during the Holocaust. Katz was the keynote speaker at the dedication on Sunday April 23 at Peoria Riverfront Museum. See the Community Word interview with Katz here: http://thecommunityword.com/online/blog/2017/03/31/remember-evil/  

State prison kicks out Cleve Heidelberg

During his Feb. 28 hearing, Cleve Heidelberg walks slowly to the witness stand and for the first time in 47 years is able to testify under oath about his innocence. BY CLARE HOWARD Hill Correctional Center, the state prison in Galesburg where Cleve Heidelberg was incarcerated, determined it could no longer hold him following a …

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