Neighborhood House Will Provide Free Evening Meals for Children 18 Year of Age and Younger

Peoria, Illinois: Neighborhood House provided free, nutritious lunches to over 200 children this summer through the Illinois State Board of Education and the USDA. The children enjoyed fellowship as well as guidance in life skills, dancing, games and gym time. An evening meal program will begin September 7th, the day after Labor Day. Meals will … Continue reading Neighborhood House Will Provide Free Evening Meals for Children 18 Year of Age and Younger

National Safety Council: 395 Americans may be killed on roads this Labor Day holiday

Defensive driving can make all the difference  Itasca, IL – The National Safety Council estimates 395 people will be killed and another 47,800 will be seriously injured in car crashes during the upcoming Labor Day holiday period, which begins at 6 p.m. Friday, Sept. 4 and ends at 11:59 p.m. Monday, Sept. 7. The three-day … Continue reading National Safety Council: 395 Americans may be killed on roads this Labor Day holiday

“The Renaissance of Black Business” at the 10th Annual Illinois Black Chamber of Commerce Convention August 12-13th

The Illinois Black Chamber of Commerce is well known for its hard work to help build and support the thousands of black owned businesses throughout the state of Illinois and other regions within the Midwest. This year’s 10th Annual Convention will be held August 12-13, 2015 at the Par-A-Dice Hotel in East Peoria, Illinois. This … Continue reading “The Renaissance of Black Business” at the 10th Annual Illinois Black Chamber of Commerce Convention August 12-13th

The Divine Dr. Dorothy Cornish Will Be Missed — Cassiette West-Williams, Special to The Traveler Weekly

Driven towards excellence, culturally well rounded, and profound in her mantra for continuing education are just a few of the ways Dr. Dorothy Cornish made her contribution to society. While she lived a mere 84 years, Dr. Cornish's impact in the Midwest will be felt for decades to come. She lived her creed, which was … Continue reading The Divine Dr. Dorothy Cornish Will Be Missed — Cassiette West-Williams, Special to The Traveler Weekly

Gordon-Booth Votes to Reject Pay Increase

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – As work continues on a resolution to the ongoing budget impasse, State Rep. Jehan Gordon-Booth, D-Peoria, reaffirmed her commitment to middle-class families today (July 28, 2015) by rejecting a cost of living adjustment for lawmakers. “As negotiations on the budget continue, lawmakers must keep in mind that families in our communities are … Continue reading Gordon-Booth Votes to Reject Pay Increase

With racial segregation declining between neighborhoods, segregation now taking new form – American Sociological Association

WASHINGTON, DC. -- Recent research has shown that racial segregation in the U.S. is declining between neighborhoods, but a new study indicates that segregation is manifesting itself in other ways -- not disappearing. "We just can't get too excited by recent declines in neighborhood segregation," said lead author Daniel Lichter, the Ferris Family Professor in … Continue reading With racial segregation declining between neighborhoods, segregation now taking new form – American Sociological Association