New solar bus shelters installed

Greater Peoria Mass Transit District (GPMT) CityLink has been installing new bus shelters throughout the transit district for the past two years. CityLink wanted to improve passenger safety and increase bus stop visibility. In 2014, CityLink obtained the new solar-powered,…

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The absolute horror of June 12 has been branded into the American consciousness. The massacre at a nightclub in Orlando is the deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history. Following the rampage, tempers are flaring, fingers are pointing and the verbiage…

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Peoria Players closed its season with an excellent production of the rock musical “Rent” directed by Deric Kimler. The late composer and lyricist, Jonathan Larson, adapted Puccini’s popular opera “La Boheme” into the 1990s avant-garde scene on Manhattan’s Lower East…

Arts Beat

MUSIC July 1: Preston Jackson and Friends. 8 p.m. Rhythm Kitchen Music Café. 676-9668. July 1: The Brazilionaires “Live at the Five Spot.” 5:30 p.m. Contemporary Art Center. 674-6822. July 1-4: Red, White, and BOOM Weekend! Peoria Riverfront. Friday –…

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Outside of the Frame Photographers pull an image from the river of time. The result is photograph of one instant and one point of view from a 360-degree world. The skill of the photographer is knowing which moment and angle…

Labor Roundup

Illinois Fire Fighters back bill to end frivolous lawsuits. The Illinois Association of Fire Fighters is backing legislation to end frivolous lawsuits against first responders. SB1070 would restore the state’s “public-duty” rule – letting first responders prioritize resources without fear…

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Do you have extra pounds? A low-calorie diet may not be best option If you would like to lose weight, the most common advice is to eat fewer calories and exercise. Unfortunately, 97 percent of people who lose weight gain…

Pillar of West Bluff Named

Golda Ewalt and her husband Bob Streitmatter have been awarded the 2016 “Pillar of the West Bluff” award in recognition of their work with University East Neighborhood Association and for promoting the West Main Street corridor. Ewalt is director of…

Elder Care Concerns

BY DAVE WEIMAN Eating. We do this every day – repeatedly. It is important for obvious reasons. But for residents in skilled nursing homes, it should also be a significant event. Why? Because it needs to be more than the…

Abandoned coal mines dot greater Peoria

This spring Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan demanded that Peabody Energy prove it has the funds necessary to reclaim coal mines if it shuts down, rekindling public concern over abandoned mines and the responsibility for cleaning them up. In her…

Fighting a health crisis with real (verified) food

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Deborah Cavanaugh-Grant documents the produce Cyndy Ash is growing to sell at the Abraham Lincoln Memorial Hospital Farmers Market in Lincoln. The hospital designed the market to be a key tool in fighting health problems among residents of Logan County where two-thirds of the population is overweight or obese. Cavanaugh-Grant is visiting every farmer-vendor.

  LINCOLN – When two-thirds of the residents of Logan County are overweight or obese, it’s apparent a health crisis tsunami is crashing into the local hospital. Abraham Lincoln Memorial Hospital CEO Dolan Dalpoas clearly saw conventional treatments were not…

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“The Great Agnostic,” Robert Ingersoll has been removed from his moorings at the Abingdon Street entrance to Glen Oak Park. Of course, I’m referring to his statue that was placed there Oct. 28, 1911. The statue of the internationally known…

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Central Illinois native Dick Stolley’s politeness was key to his getting one of the scoops of the century when he bought the 8mm home movie of the assassination of President Kennedy, he told Terry Bibo when she interviewed him for…

LGBT rights important for the country

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LGBT rights important for the country Some states are trying to legally establish who gets to use men’s restrooms and who has the bon fides to use women’s restrooms, but this issue is about a lot more than access to…

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Carbon Farming BY DR. MARGARET REEVES Eric Toensmeier’s book, “The Carbon Farming Solution,” is an encouraging and inspiring presentation of the power of regenerative agriculture to reverse climate change within our lifetime. Deftly integrating explanations of science, local knowledge and…