Peorian Robert L. Johnson Makes History on Peoria Park District Board of Trustees

Robert L. Johnson, long-time member of The Peoria Park District Board of Trustees, was installed as President At-Large, for a 4-year term, on Wednesday, April 24. He is the first African-American to ever serve in this capacity, after being voted to the post in the April 2 city-wide election. He had served as representative of … Continue reading Peorian Robert L. Johnson Makes History on Peoria Park District Board of Trustees

Eight Peoria Area Students Awarded College Scholarships at 41st Annual Omega Scholarship Ball

Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. Theta Xi Peoria Graduate Chapter presented scholarships to eight area high school seniors at the 41st Annual Omega Scholarship Ball on Saturday, May 4th. This year’s recipients are: Zhyon Parkman, Quest Charter Academy; Mariah Cooley, Richwoods; Cory Hightower, Richwoods; JerRell Spratling, Peoria High; Coren Adams, Peoria High School; Olivia Streeter, … Continue reading Eight Peoria Area Students Awarded College Scholarships at 41st Annual Omega Scholarship Ball

Illinois Black Chamber Kicks Off Spring #AtTheTable for LobbyDay 2019 By Lord Mic

The Illinois Black Chamber of Commerce is #AlwaysAtTheTable advocating for Black businesses so that they don’t wind up on the menu when it’s time to divide the political spoils of war. This year’s lobby day proved to be a victorious day for the Chamber and our constituency. It was a lively kick off in front … Continue reading Illinois Black Chamber Kicks Off Spring #AtTheTable for LobbyDay 2019 By Lord Mic

Carver Center’s SkillsUSA Middle School Students Win BIG in State Competitions

Seventh and Eighth grade students enrolled in Middle School Skills USA program at Manual Academy participated in the State-wide Skills USA competitions April 11-13th in Springfield, Illinois. This was a first for the middle school SkillsUSA program that Carver Center has operated at Manual Academy for the past two years. The students submitted 3 projects: … Continue reading Carver Center’s SkillsUSA Middle School Students Win BIG in State Competitions

That was then, this is now: St. Luke MB Church Installs New Pastor By Jai Sturdivant

I have been attending my church home now, going on twenty-some years, and this is the first time in my post-college adult life, that my Christian wellbeing is not being overseen by a family member. On April 28th, St. Luke MB Church installed Rev. Benjamin R. Nicks Jr. as its 4th Pastor. This was a … Continue reading That was then, this is now: St. Luke MB Church Installs New Pastor By Jai Sturdivant

Ameren Illinois Energy Efficiency Community Partnership with ILBCC By Larry Ivory, President and CEO, ILBCC

Across its territory, Ameren Illinois is partnering with community based organizations to engage customers in energy efficiency. These trusted and established organizations help bridge the gap between underserved customers and incentives available to them. Community organizations are in a prime position to identify prospects for the Ameren Illinois Energy Efficiency Program. For example, the Illinois … Continue reading Ameren Illinois Energy Efficiency Community Partnership with ILBCC By Larry Ivory, President and CEO, ILBCC

Richard Pryor Jr. Comes Home By Molly Crusen Bishop

“Richard Pryor Jr. has prevailed like a champ. The best of Peoria is like that and Hollywood is built on it. He has proven big dreams matched with hard work is enough to change your life or even, maybe one day, change the world,” stated well-known Peorian Bill Thill, who now resides in Los Angeles, … Continue reading Richard Pryor Jr. Comes Home By Molly Crusen Bishop