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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Benefit concert for Friends of Riverfront Park June 23

  Friends of Riverfront Park presents a Save Riverfront Park Benefit Concert, from 6 pm to 8 pm on Thursday June 23 in the park at the foot of Morton Street in Peoria, IL. near Constitution Gardens. The event stars Barry Cloyd (http://www.barrycloyd.com/) and Freedom Street with special guest Robin Crowe (http://robincrowe.com/). The event is …

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FOIA government for access to information

Greater Peoria League of Women Voters Program on How Citizens Can Get Information From Their Government “How Citizens Can Get Information from Their Government” is the topic of discussion for Drinks & Dialogue, a program hosted by the League of Women Voters of Greater Peoria. The public is invited to participate in the dialogue, at …

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Documentary screening on guns drew mixed audience

“Making a Killing: Guns, Greed and the NRA” drew an audience of about 50 people Thursday evening at a free public screening at Peoria Public Library North Branch. In the audience were both gun advocates and gun safety advocates. The documentary seeks common ground between those two groups. The free public screening was co-sponsored by …

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Caterpillar Inc. CEO talks about the importance of diversity

In his remarks at a recent Peace for Peoria event at the Civic Center, Caterpillar Inc. CEO Doug Oberhelman said his company is successful not just due to its products but also due to its diverse workforce. “It’s because we welcome employees, customers, dealers, suppliers and contractors without regard to race, religion, national origin, color, …

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Mika’s Bistro chef demonstrates “quick & easy” recipes with early spring produce

  Ruth Moser, chef and manager at Mika’s Bistro, 112 S. Main St., Eureka, cooks using produce raised without chemicals by Henry Brockman on his nearby farm. Moser, a graduate of the culinary school at Joliet Junior College, has cooked in hotels around the country and in Switzerland. The former pastry chef is now back …

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