Gordon-Booth Receives Party Builder Award from the Illinois Democratic County Chairs’ Association

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – State Rep. Jehan Gordon-Booth, D-Peoria, received the 2019 Party Builder Award from the Illinois Democratic County Chairs’ Association (IDCCA) August 14th, at the Illinois State Fair. “I’m incredibly honored to receive the Party Builder Award from the Democratic county chairs in Illinois,” Gordon-Booth said. “In my time as a legislator, I’ve worked … Continue reading Gordon-Booth Receives Party Builder Award from the Illinois Democratic County Chairs’ Association

Always Positioning For Growth By Lord Mic Williams

As we ease into September and ready ourselves for the harvest from of our best laid plans, the Chamber continues to see through the commitments and long form initiatives that distinguish us in the marketplace. The ILBCC is staying the course forging new relationships that promise new, exciting and lucrative business adventures lead by Black … Continue reading Always Positioning For Growth By Lord Mic Williams

ELO SISTERS RAISED THE ROOF IN THEIR 32ND ANNUAL SUMMIT

Elogeme Adolphi Christian Sorority, ”Blessed Sisterhood” celebrated their 32nd year at their Annual Summit held this year at the Embassy Suites Hotel and Bradley University July 26 – 28th. In attendance were members of Elogeme Adolphi’s Genesis Chapter established on the campus of Bradley University in 1987 by Founder Mattie Pearl Dawson. The first National … Continue reading ELO SISTERS RAISED THE ROOF IN THEIR 32ND ANNUAL SUMMIT

When We Fight We Win!” Peoria is represented at the 110th NAACP Convention By Spanky Edwards

On July 19, 2019, five Peorians, Jessica Thomas, Marcus Hamilton, Taryn Bradley, La’Rie Suttle, Nia Drye, and I journeyed to Detroit, MI to attend the second NAACP NextGen Training and the 110th NAACP National Convention. This year’s convention theme was, “When We Fight, We Win!” The NAACP Next Generation Program (NextGen) is a 12-month leadership … Continue reading When We Fight We Win!” Peoria is represented at the 110th NAACP Convention By Spanky Edwards

Mary Washington Thomas Crowned Ms. Illinois/Wisconsin State Association Queen

Mary Washington Thomas, Daughter Ruler of Sojourner Truth Temple #1369 of Peoria, was crowned Ms. Illinois/Wisconsin State Queen on June 22nd in Springfield. Daughters, from various temples, have a queen representation at the State Convention each year. Daughters raise funds to help with various departments within the organization; Beauty and Talent, Education, Special Child with Needs, … Continue reading Mary Washington Thomas Crowned Ms. Illinois/Wisconsin State Association Queen

National Black Chamber of Commerce Recognizes Illinois American Water with Inclusion and Diversity Award

 (L-R) Larry Ivory, President/CEO of the Illinois Black Chamber of Commerce; Rhonda Carter Adams, Illinois American Water Diversity Lead; Harry C. Alford, President/CEO of the National Black Chamber of Commerce; Bruce Hauk, Illinois American Water President; and James F. Clayborne, Jr., Former Illinois State Senator. Illinois American Water President Bruce Hauk was awarded the 2019 … Continue reading National Black Chamber of Commerce Recognizes Illinois American Water with Inclusion and Diversity Award

Over $1200 raised to support Kappa Alpha Psi scholarship fund.

The 2019 Peoria Alumni Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. “Kappa Weekend” was held Friday, June 28th and Saturday, June 29th!    The Weekend kicked off  with the Kappa Scholarship Golf Outing, on Friday, June 28th.  Tee off was 12:00 to 1:00 PM at Peoria Park District Kellogg Executive Nine Golf Course, 7716 N. Radnor Rd. … Continue reading Over $1200 raised to support Kappa Alpha Psi scholarship fund.