Peoria’s Civil War monument restoration recognizes universal community sacrifice

  The Civil War bitterly divided the United States along regional and racial lines. A stronger, unifying force calling for healing and unity was recognized at a ceremony in late June in Springdale Cemetery. The occasion was a restoration project moving and repairing Peoria’s 153-year-old Civil War memorial. Unlike memorials to “The Lost Cause” celebrating …

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Peoria/Pekin Bowl-a-thon Supporting Illinois Abortion Access

Peoria Democratic Socialists of America are sponsoring a bowl-a-thon from 3 to 5 p.m. May 4 at Roxy’s Lanes, 114 N. 3rd St., Pekin to support reproductive rights and make abortion more accessible in the state of Illinois. Money raised will go to the Chicago Abortion Fund which provides financial assistance for anyone, Illinois residents and …

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MLK Day Awards

For Immediate Release                                    FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT: January 21, 2019                                            Rita Ali, Chair, (309) 256-3300   Judy Page Receives MLK Commemorative Service Leadership Award The King Holiday Committee of Peoria presented its annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemorative Service Leadership Award and MLK Drum Major Awards at the 35th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, …

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Third Annual Women’s Rally Rescheduled!

RESCHEDULED TO 11 A.M. MARCH 9 OUTSIDE GATEWAY BUILDING, DOWNTOWN PEORIA For more information: Nancy Long nclong405@yahoo.com (309)868-9400 Jean Sloan fortuunate@gmail.com (309) 678-8099 The Third Annual Women’s Rally and March will take place beginning at 10:40 AM on Saturday, Jan. 19 outside at the Gateway Building in downtown Peoria, IL. The organizers of the march …

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