Congressional Gold Medal Presented to the Foot Soldiers of the 1965 Selma to Montgomery Voting Rights Marches

WASHINGTON - The Congressional Gold Medal was presented collectively on February 24, 2016 to the voting rights marchers--known as foot soldiers--who participated in the Selma to Montgomery, Ala., voting rights marches of 1965.  The ceremony took place in Emancipation Hall of the U.S. Capitol Visitor Center. March 7, 2015, marked the 50th anniversary of the … Continue reading Congressional Gold Medal Presented to the Foot Soldiers of the 1965 Selma to Montgomery Voting Rights Marches

Gordon-Booth Speaks Out Against Lacking Higher Education Funding

After Failed Vote, Governor’s Veto Continues to Block Higher Education March 3, 2016 PEORIA, Ill. – After the Illinois House of Representatives failed to override Gov. Rauner’s veto of funding for Monetary Award Program (MAP) grants, adult education and community colleges, state Rep. Jehan Gordon-Booth, D-Peoria, who supported the programs, issued the following statement: “It … Continue reading Gordon-Booth Speaks Out Against Lacking Higher Education Funding

THE GRADUATE CHAPTER OF OMEGA PSI PHI FRATERNITY, INC. PRESENTS 38TH ANNUAL SCHOLARSHIP BALL March 26, 2016

The Theta Xi Peoria Graduate Chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. will be holding its 38th Annual Scholarship Ball on Saturday, March 26, 2016 @ 8 p.m. - 12 a.m. at The Packard Plaza, 211 NE Adams St. Tickets are $35 in Advance/$40 at the door. Tickets may be purchased online at http://www.rivercityques.org. This … Continue reading THE GRADUATE CHAPTER OF OMEGA PSI PHI FRATERNITY, INC. PRESENTS 38TH ANNUAL SCHOLARSHIP BALL March 26, 2016

Senior Spelling Bee for Ages 50 and Over at Peoria Public Library Lakeview Branch on Saturday, March 26, 2016

Peoria Public Library and the Association of Illinois Senior Centers will hold a spelling bee on Saturday, March 26 from 10:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. While the Senior Spelling Bee is open to those 50 years and older, everyone is invited to attend the Senior Spelling Bee. The first and second place winners will advance … Continue reading Senior Spelling Bee for Ages 50 and Over at Peoria Public Library Lakeview Branch on Saturday, March 26, 2016

Tri-County Urban League Black & White Gala April 30, 2016

Please save the date to support the Tri-County Urban League’s signature event, the Black & White Gala which raises needed resources to support the league’s mission and deliver services to our community. Chante’ Moore, talented singer, songwriter and actress will perform this year. Moore is currently starring in the highly rated TV One reality show … Continue reading Tri-County Urban League Black & White Gala April 30, 2016

County Health Departments Invite Residents to Rate Quality of Life

Local area health departments in Peoria, Tazewell, and Woodford Counties invite residents to rate their quality of life issues in a new online survey, available through April 30. The survey is an effort to include community members in the year-long process of identifying strategic public health initiatives. Individuals will rate factors that influence a healthy … Continue reading County Health Departments Invite Residents to Rate Quality of Life

Peter H. Clark Elks Lodge #483 Presents Annual 2016 Oratorical Contest April 24, 2016

Peter H. Clark Elks Lodge #483 Annual 2016 Oratorical Contest will be held on Sunday, April 24, 2016 at 3 p.m. All high school juniors and seniors are encouraged to compete in the national competition. Students who have previously competed in their junior year may compete the following year as a senior except if the … Continue reading Peter H. Clark Elks Lodge #483 Presents Annual 2016 Oratorical Contest April 24, 2016