Dale Goodner objects to North Dakota National Guard participation against protesters at Standing Rock pipeline site

Dale Goodner, a veteran of the Wisconsin National Guard and retired from the Peoria Park District where he was chief naturalist and supervisor of environmental and interpretive services, now lives in Wisconsin. He sent this letter to the North Dakota National Guard and shared it with Community Word: To North Dakota National Guard: As a …

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New EPA Pick: Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals a “Myth”

Myron Ebell, who has been named as part of the transition team by president-elect Donald Trump for the Environmental Protection Agency, is a hardened climate change skeptic likely to relax regulations on farm chemical use and drift, roll back President Barack Obama’s Clean Power Plan and give the green light to more coal and logging. …

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League of Women Voters Opposed Mandatory Minimum Sentences for Drug Offenders; Discusses Sentencing Guidelines

PEORIA, IL – A meeting hosted by the League of Women Voters of Greater Peoria will discuss changes in sentencing guidelines, at 6 pm on Thursday, Nov. 3, at the Advanced Medical Transport (AMT) auditorium, 1718 N Sterling, Peoria 61604. Peoria County States’ Attorney Jerry Brady will present information about many facets of the efforts …

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League of Women Voters: Discussion about who really elects the president

  For more information: Cheryl Budzinski 309/253-9594; c_budzinski@hotmail.com Greater Peoria League of Women Voters event, Who Really Elects the President? The League of Women Voters Drinks & Dialogue October 19th meeting will discuss who really elects the President. League members and the public are invited to participate in the dialogue on Wednesday, October 19, from 5:30-6:30 …

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Central Illinois Health Community Alliance- Press Event

The Central Illinois Healthy Community Alliance held a press event at the office of the Peoria Chapter of the NAACP to discuss the favorable court ruling against Dynegy who owns and operates the Edwards Coal Plant by Bartonville, IL.  A joint lawsuit had been filed by several environmental groups about three years ago in response …

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Attorneys, judge, surprised by Heidelberg’s request

  Cleve Heidelberg, left, and his attorneys Andy Hale, center, and Don Jackson in Peoria County Circuit Court Sept. 22.    By Clare Howard In a highly unusual and risky move, Cleve Heidelberg tried to dismiss his attorneys and represent himself Thursday in a hearing before Peoria County Circuit Judge Albert Purham Jr. Heidelberg, 73, …

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Washington Historical Society hosting special events in October

For more information contact: Washington Historical Society 101 & 105 Zinser Place Washington, IL 61571 (just north of the square) 309-635-3016 or 309-444-4793 www.washington-historical-society.org   Friday Night Oct. 14, encampment on Washington Square 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. camp set up and story telling by the Fort Creve Coeur 1776 Venture Crew Saturday Oct. 15, …

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