The Need for Greater Faith By Minister Jorell Glass

Recently I peered out my window, noticing a wilted, petrified American flag half-staffed. This phenomena is usually reserved for times of mourning. Having served in the United States Military, I found myself paying attention to our nation's flag. When our flag flies high, It's an indicator of the nation's overall morale. The realization of our … Continue reading The Need for Greater Faith By Minister Jorell Glass

Rep. Jehan Gordon-Booth Awarded for Contributions to Community College Education

Rep. Jehan Gordon-Booth In recognition of her work to develop workforce partnerships between community colleges and local businesses through the Workforce Equity Initiative (WEI), state Rep. Jehan Gordon-Booth, D-Peoria, was awarded the Michael S. Monaghan Meritorious Service Award on June 4th by the Illinois Community College Trustees Association (ICCTA). “I’m honored to receive the Meritorious … Continue reading Rep. Jehan Gordon-Booth Awarded for Contributions to Community College Education

George Washington Carver Center Middle School Skills USA Program Wins Gold in State Competitions

Students enrolled in the George Washington Carver Center, Middle School Skills USA program won medals in Creative Photography and Community Service at the state-wide SkillsUSA competitions held on May 8, 2021. Skills USA Winners L to R: Chelsea Diaz, Bryson Marshall, Melissa Diaz, and Jah Mubalama The team, consisting of 3 Quest middle School students in 7th … Continue reading George Washington Carver Center Middle School Skills USA Program Wins Gold in State Competitions

Four streaming shows run the gamut from delight to anger By Bill Knight

Mavis Staples and Mahalia Jackson are shown singing a duet of the gospel song "Take My Hand, Precious Lord" in this moment from "Summer of Soul." TV viewers of a certain generation will enjoy the music and feelings in a couple of new shows streaming in the next few weeks, and people of all ages … Continue reading Four streaming shows run the gamut from delight to anger By Bill Knight

Stay Cool This Summer With These Simple Energy-Saving Tips By Angie Ostaszewski, MBA, Advisor, Ameren Illinois

Summer is the time for barbeques, trips to the pool, and frosty treats, but it can also mean higher energy bills because of cooling costs. Follow these tips and best practices to shelter your home from the sweltering heat while keeping your cooling costs under control. Use fans: On those nice days when it doesn’t … Continue reading Stay Cool This Summer With These Simple Energy-Saving Tips By Angie Ostaszewski, MBA, Advisor, Ameren Illinois

THE STRUGGLE CONTINUES… The First Big Lie By Sherry Cannon

Ever since the November 2020 election, Donald Trump and the Republican Party have purported what is now known as the “Big Lie” that the 2020 presidential election was stolen from him. Oswald Chambers is attributed with saying, “Seeing is never believing. We interpret what we see in the light of what we believe.” Reading this … Continue reading THE STRUGGLE CONTINUES… The First Big Lie By Sherry Cannon