COVID-19 Vaccine Information

COVID-19 Vaccine Information The first phase of vaccine distribution focuses on frontline health care workers in patient service with the highest risk of exposure. It is unknown exactly how long the first phase of vaccine distribution to healthcare workers will last. The next phase to follow will expand to other essential workers and high-risk patients. … Continue reading COVID-19 Vaccine Information

THE STRUGGLE CONTINUES… Telling Our Stories By Sherry Cannon

Anyone who knows me will say that I have an opinion about most things and have a propensity for stating them. Having said that, I want to offer my opinion on this year's election cycle.First, I must give a shout out to my two newest Sheroes, Jackie Petty and Helen King, who worked tirelessly leading … Continue reading THE STRUGGLE CONTINUES… Telling Our Stories By Sherry Cannon

MLK MARCH 2021: A Car Parade, Drive-In Service and Two History-Making Speakers

The world changed in 2020. And the Martin Luther King Freedom March and Commemorative Service is changing in 2021. To promote public safety, the 35th annual march and service Jan. 18 begins with a car parade and ends with a drive-in service at Manual Academy’s parking lot. The parade lines up at 1:30 p.m. at … Continue reading MLK MARCH 2021: A Car Parade, Drive-In Service and Two History-Making Speakers

THE WARMTH OF SANKOFA Goodbye 2020 By Mae Catherine Godhigh

This past year was filled with unprecedented challenges as we navigated through the many uncertainties 2020 brought us. Through pain and many losses, I was inspired to end the year with the following prose. Here’s wishing you and yours a Joyous New Year! Goodbye 2020 You left us with plenty to ponder and to pray … Continue reading THE WARMTH OF SANKOFA Goodbye 2020 By Mae Catherine Godhigh

LEADER GORDON-BOOTH ANNOUNCES THE GREATER PEORIA AREA WILL SOON HAVE ACCESS TO A CORONAVIRUS VACCINE

On Friday, December 4, 2020, The Illinois Department of Public Health and Governor J.B. Pritzker’s office announced the arrival of a COVID-19 Vaccine, which will soon be distributed and administered throughout Illinois by a coordinated network of federal, state, and local partners. “To date, our country has lost more than a quarter-million lives to COVID-19; … Continue reading LEADER GORDON-BOOTH ANNOUNCES THE GREATER PEORIA AREA WILL SOON HAVE ACCESS TO A CORONAVIRUS VACCINE

The arrival of COVID-19 Vaccine Brings Hope to the Masses By Cassiette West-Williams

he spirited Elizabeth Jennings is still riding the fence on whether or not to volunteer to receive the free COVID-19 vaccine. Illinois has experienced more than 13, 487 deaths so far from the COVID-19 virus. More than 804,174 residents have battled COVID-19, according to state records. Illinois is expected to receive its first shipment between December … Continue reading The arrival of COVID-19 Vaccine Brings Hope to the Masses By Cassiette West-Williams