2018 Martin Luther King Freedom March & Commemorative Service January 15, 2018

This 2018 King Holiday observance will mark the 32nd year of the national holiday and the 89th birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The King Holiday Committee of Peoria Inc. announces the following Peoria Area King Holiday Activities: MONDAY, JANUARY 15, 2018 DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. FREEDOM MARCH: Assemble: 1:30 pm Depart: 2:00 … Continue reading 2018 Martin Luther King Freedom March & Commemorative Service January 15, 2018

Jazz Legend Clark Terry Featured in Documentary Film

The Fine Arts Society of Peoria and the Peoria Riverfront Museum will present “Keep on Keepin’ On” at 7:00 p.m. Tuesday, January 16, in the Museum’s Giant Screen Theater. This documentary film is a tribute to the life of a jazz trumpeter recognized by other jazz musicians as an inspiration, teacher, and mentor. Clark Terry, … Continue reading Jazz Legend Clark Terry Featured in Documentary Film

Author Of Deep Denial: The Persistence Of White Supremacy, David Billings To Speak January 22, 2018

In co-operation with Bradley University, the author of Deep Denial, David Billings, will speak at Peoria Public Library North Branch on Monday, January 22 at 11:00 a.m.  Mississippi native David Billings’ recent book, Deep Denial: The Persistence of White Supremacy in United States History and Life has won the 2017 Next Generation Indie Book Award … Continue reading Author Of Deep Denial: The Persistence Of White Supremacy, David Billings To Speak January 22, 2018

Peoria Christian Leadership Council 33rd Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration January 20, 2018

The Peoria Christian Leadership Council 33rd Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration will be held at New Morning Star Missionary Baptist Church located at 413 W. John H. Gwynn Jr. Ave. on Saturday, January 20, 2018 at 4 P.M. The theme for this year’s MLK Jr. celebration is “Forming a more perfect union”.  The … Continue reading Peoria Christian Leadership Council 33rd Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration January 20, 2018

WTVP PBS Kids Writers Contest 2018 / contest deadline April 6

WTVP is giving students the opportunity to win prizes for using their creative writing talents! Students in kindergarten through grade 3 can participate in the WTVP PBS KIDS Writers Contest. They not only build literacy skills and engage their imaginations, but may also win prizes. Here are the details for student entry into the WTVP … Continue reading WTVP PBS Kids Writers Contest 2018 / contest deadline April 6

‘BUSINESS SPOTLIGHT’ Angel’s Hair Factory & Thrift Store By Jannise Bush

Angel Duncan is a very laid back and soft-spoken woman; the type of person who makes you feel at home. Born and raised in Peoria, Angel attended Roosevelt Jr. High, and got her GED at Blackhawk College in Rock Island, Illinois. She came from a big family. Her uncle, Lee Kyle had his own trucking … Continue reading ‘BUSINESS SPOTLIGHT’ Angel’s Hair Factory & Thrift Store By Jannise Bush