13th Annual Pray for the Cure May 5 By Cassaundra Powell

Breast Cancer - It forces you to take a different look at yourself. These are some of the questions I asked myself when I learned that I had breast cancer. “Will I die?” was the first question. Then followed by “Will I still be attractive, will I still be able to wear my favorite blouses … Continue reading 13th Annual Pray for the Cure May 5 By Cassaundra Powell

Congresswoman Terri Sewell Introduces H.R. 4817 to Designate Birmingham’s Historic Civil Rights District as a National Park

The City of Birmingham played a pivotal role in the Civil Rights Movement and this national designation will forever cement its place in American history. Washington, D.C. –On March 22, 2016 Congresswoman Terri Sewell (D-AL-7) released the following statement to announce the filing of H.R. 4817, a bill to designate Birmingham’s Historic Civil Rights District … Continue reading Congresswoman Terri Sewell Introduces H.R. 4817 to Designate Birmingham’s Historic Civil Rights District as a National Park

Drag Racing is a Family Affair By Lulu Anderson

Ike Davis, a retiree of the East Peoria Caterpillar Plant, has worked as a machinist for forty-three years. He is an avid race car driver with a deep passion for automobiles. To further his zeal for the sport, Davis has attended the US Nationals, the world’s largest race track located in Indianapolis, Indiana. During one … Continue reading Drag Racing is a Family Affair By Lulu Anderson

City of Peoria urges Illinois General Assembly to Extend State Historic Tax Credits

4/14/16 Peoria – City officials today urged the Illinois General Assembly to support and pass House Bill 3566, a bill that would extend Illinois’ state historic tax credit program.  The pilot program was launched in five cities, including Peoria, in 2012 as a way to drive investment in Illinois downtowns and preserve historic properties.  The … Continue reading City of Peoria urges Illinois General Assembly to Extend State Historic Tax Credits

Register NOW for the 2016 Heart of Illinois 50+ Games and Arts – May 11-15!

Be sure to register for the 2016 Heart of Illinois 50+ Games — coming Wednesday, May 11 through Sunday, May 15! Who can participate?  Anyone age 50 or older (by 12/31/2016).   For anyone who did not receive a registration booklet in the mail, it is available online at http://www.50plusgamesandarts.com. Registration booklets can also be … Continue reading Register NOW for the 2016 Heart of Illinois 50+ Games and Arts – May 11-15!

Senate Black Caucus supports measure to fund social services, higher education and senior services

 Illinois Legislative Black Caucus http://www.IllinoisLegislativeBlackCaucus.org Members of the Senate Black Caucus unanimously supported legislation to fund the remaining programs left out of the budget due to the impasse. The budget package gives relief to college and universities, low-income students and a wide variety of human services and public health programs. The House approved the measure … Continue reading Senate Black Caucus supports measure to fund social services, higher education and senior services

Senate Black Caucus takes the lead on lead

Illinois Legislative Black Caucus http://www.IllinoisLegislativeBlackCaucus.org Senator Donne Trotter took an important step to ensure that instances of lead exposure like what happened in Flint, Michigan doesn’t happen in Illinois. Currently, it’s legal to re-sale or re-lease a property that is found to have high levels of lead in the paint and other building materials. A … Continue reading Senate Black Caucus takes the lead on lead