Cleve Heidelberg case assigned to Circuit Judge

Cleve Heidelberg has been in prison for 45 years, always maintaining his innocence in the murder of Peoria County Sheriff’s Sgt. Raymond Espinoza. His case will now be reviewed by an associate judge in the Tenth Judicial Circuit Court. A petition seeking a special prosecutor for Heidelberg has been assigned to Judge Kirk Schoenbein. Six …

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Petition filed to reopen Cleve Heidelberg murder conviction

  Attorneys Don Jackson, left, and Andy Hale speak at a press conference Thursday announcing a court petition they filed seeking a special prosecutor to re-examine the murder conviction of  Cleve Heidelberg who has been in prison since 1970.   What could prove to be one of Peoria’s most egregious criminal prosecutions was dissected, analyzed …

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Dr. Tyrone Hayes talk on atrazine, frogs and corporate spin: 7 p.m. April 20, Knox College

Knox College’s spring EquiKnox Lecture will feature a discussion on the herbicide atrazine and its impact on the environment, especially how it adversely affects frogs. Biologist Tyrone Hayes, a professor at University of California-Berkeley who is known for his research on the subject, will present the lecture at 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 20, in Kresge …

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Join Hundreds to Rally in Springfield for CleanEnergy

  PEORIA RESIDENTS To Join Hundreds to Rally in Springfield for Clean Energy and Climate Action for Earth Day Citizens from Across Illinois Will Voice Support for Illinois Clean Jobs Bill (HB 2607/SB1485) WHAT: Caravan of Peoria residents heading to Springfield to demand clean jobs and climate action; support Illinois Clean Jobs Bill WHEN: Thursday, …

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League of Women Voters of Greater Peoria Announces Final Redistricting Events

The League of Women Voters of Greater Peoria is sponsoring two final redistricting events on Wednesday, April 20 from 11 am to 1 pm. Both will take place at the two Thirty-thirty Coffee locations, at 5901 N Prospect Rd #7 in Junction City and 734 Main St. in downtown Peoria. Registered voters can sign the …

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Peoria ACLU Celebrates 55th Anniversary at Annual Meeting April 28

The Peoria ACLU Chapter’s annual meeting on Thursday, April 28, 2016 will feature Colleen Connell, Executive Director of the Illinois ACLU. She will speak on Religious Refusals and the Threat to Religious Liberty and Healthcare. The event takes place at the IVY Club, 1502 N. Galena Road, Peoria Heights, and begins with a social hour …

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Attorney to petition court to reopen Heidelberg case

BY CLARE HOWARD Attorney Andrew Hale is completing a comprehensive petition he expects to file within the next two weeks with the 10th Judicial Circuit Court in Peoria asking the court to reopen the 1970 murder conviction of Cleve Heidelberg. Hale said his petition includes new and compelling evidence that Heidelberg is innocent in the …

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West Bluff Grand Tour of Homes: May 15

The Grand Tour                                                                   West Bluff Homes of Peoria, Illinois Kathleen Greenberg, Chairperson-1212 N. Parkside Dr. Peoria IL. 61606 LaDonna Bobbitt, Treas.-1006 W. Moss Ave., Peoria IL 61606 The Grand Tour of Homes is proud to present some of Peoria’s fine historical and architectural heritage on the 2013 Grand Tour. On Sunday, May 15th 2016 …

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Laura Evancho, Executive Director Heartland Festival Orchestra, recognized by Illinois Council of Orchestras

Illinois Council of Orchestras Announces Annual Awards The Illinois Council of Orchestras is pleased to announce the 2016 recipients of its annual awards for excellence in the field of music performance and for support of musical organizations. An awards panel of judges drawn from the Illinois Council of Orchestras Board of Directors and independent professional …

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