A Note of Gratitude

T.H.I.N.K., formerly known as T.H.I.N.K. Mentor Academy was started in September 2013. T.H.I.N.K. is an acronym for There’s Hope In New Knowledge. T.H.I.N.K. is an organization that focuses on developing and growing life and career skills for youth between the ages of 13 to 17 and their families. Our developmental program’s goal is to help … Continue reading A Note of Gratitude

LEGACY OF ACHIEVEMENTS AND HERITAGE Through the Eyes of Children – Continued By Michelle D. Danage-Sanders

On December 8, 2020, we celebrated my dad's 81st birthday. What a blessing it is to write this story about the accomplishments he has achieved and his impact on our community. You know in every family, there is always more to the story, and you need more time to tell it. Well, this is that … Continue reading LEGACY OF ACHIEVEMENTS AND HERITAGE Through the Eyes of Children – Continued By Michelle D. Danage-Sanders

He was more than a statistic: David Price, Sr.’s Life Mattered By Cassiette West-Williams

He was her modern-day superhero, and she was his little sister, whom she looked up to as a child. Chicago is mean, cold and ravishing, but you would have to move hell and highwater to hurt his baby girl. David Price, Sr. was more than a statistic on the evening news. He was Joy West, M.D.'s … Continue reading He was more than a statistic: David Price, Sr.’s Life Mattered By Cassiette West-Williams

Doris Symonds Awarded 2020 WOMEN IN BUSINESS Leadership Award

The Illinois Small Business Development Center at the Turner Center for Entrepreneurship awarded Mrs. Doris Symonds the 2020 Women in Business Leadership Award on September 1, 2020. This award was given in recognition of the outstanding dedication to her mission and for making a positive impact on new entrepreneurs and established women business owners in … Continue reading Doris Symonds Awarded 2020 WOMEN IN BUSINESS Leadership Award

Bonnie Hester (June 7, 1944 – Nov. 10, 2020) By Denise Jackson, 1st District Peoria City Council Candidate

Bonnie Hester, “Ms. Bonnie” as I often called her, did not come across like a politician. But I was not surprised when she told me that she had served on the Peoria County Board. Ms. Bonnie had an infectious smile and always seemed to enjoy talking with people. My friendship with her blossomed when she … Continue reading Bonnie Hester (June 7, 1944 – Nov. 10, 2020) By Denise Jackson, 1st District Peoria City Council Candidate

We Made It! By Katherine Young

Glory, Hallelujah—We Made It!Through civil unrest, a pandemic messWe Made ItWe grieve for the fallen, our loved ones never forgottenWe did not break, We did not bowInstead: We stood up for truth, justice, and righteousness sakeWe do not accept “That’s how it’s always been”During this time we may have found what was lostTime spent with … Continue reading We Made It! By Katherine Young