Heartland Festival Orchestra 8th season opens on September 10th at Five Points Washington Committed to giving back to the community, the Heartland Festival Orchestra continues its tradition of partnering with deserving local nonprofit organizations in 2016/17 – Season 8.  In connection with each concert, the Heartland Festival Orchestra makes a monetary contribution to the community …


More than 150 attend re-dedication of Ingersoll Statue in Lower Glen Oak Park

Peorian Ken Hofbauer, center, is speaking before the formal re-dedication of the Robert G. Ingersoll statue in Lower Glen Oak Park. Hofbauer and his wife Cheryl spearheaded the effort to restore the statue, and they are among the names of major benefactors listed on a plaque. More than 150 people from several states and throughout …

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Cleve Heidelberg’s murder conviction to be reviewed

Mae Winston, Cleve Heidelberg’s sister, has sent her brother spending money every month for the past 45 years that he’s been in prison on a murder conviction. She has never doubted his innocence. Winston sits outside the courtroom here with her daughters Thursday waiting for a hearing to begin to consider naming a special prosecutor …

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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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