Rededication of Robert Ingersoll Statue

The Peoria Park District’s Board of Trustees will dedicate the restored Robert Ingersoll statue at 10:30 a.m. Aug. 11 in lower Glen Oak Park where the statue has been located since 1911. Ingersoll was an orator, statesman, free thinker and attorney general of Illinois. The bronze statue of Ingersoll was created by Fritz Triebel. The …

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Transitional Organic Coming!

More organic products should be available for purchase at grocery stores soon. Read this article in The New York Times July 15: http://www.nytimes.com/2016/07/15/business/paying-farmers-to-go-organic-even-before-the-crops-come-in.html Read articles in Community Word in April and May  that transitional organic is coming. Look for the label.    

Community forums to combat heroin problem

State’s Attorney Jerry Brady has announced two community forums Tuesday July 19 and Monday July 25 to combat heroin problems in the Peoria community. The heroin epidemic is not just on the rise nationally but is a growing problem within our own area.  Peoria is considered a geographic area of concern for the state of Illinois.  Please join …

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Keeping the Peace: Advisory Committee on Police Community Relations

RELEASED BY:   Dr. Rita Ali, Chairperson Advisory Committee on Police Community Relations DATE:               July 8, 2016 SUBJECT:       KEEPING THE PEACE The Advisory Committee on Police Community Relations was reestablished in 2010, as a subcommittee to advise the Peoria City Council. A key element of the Committee’s purpose is to promote the peaceful dialogue …

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Unprecedented Sit-In Protest on Floor of U.S. House of Representatives Over Gun Control

An unprecedented sit-in on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives led by Congressman John Lewis, D-Ga., over failure to call a vote on gun controls was met by House Republicans calling for adjournment and shutting off CSPAN. Gun control is a public policy issue that Community Word and Peoria NAACP discussed at a …

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METEC: Financial Empowerment Week

What? June has been designated as National Homeownership Month.  The goal of this important initiative is to provide programs that  help  individuals  achieve the dream of homeownership. METEC’s homebuying programs and services are the tools that make that dream happen.  Financial Empowerment Week is a one stop shop where participants can get information about the …

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