Peoria NAACP 2019-2020 Officers

Pictured L to R: Donald Jackson, Lorene King, Sherry Cannon, Pastor Marvin Hightower, Sherry Carter-Allen, and Jean Polk Officers of the Peoria Branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People were sworn in by Attorney and former NAACP President, Donald Jackson, on Thursday, February 21, 2019, at the monthly meeting. Officers for … Continue reading Peoria NAACP 2019-2020 Officers

Jackie and Junior Watkins to receive the Neve Harms Meritorious Service Award from the Greater Peoria Sports Hall of Fame March 30, 2019

Junior and Jackie Watkins coordinated basketball and golf events for the Elks organization on an international level when Junior served as the Grand Athletic Global Director for 20 years. The Watkins’ founded and ran the Hersey Hawkins/Shaun Livingston Summer Basketball League for 35 years. Junior was the league commissioner while Jackie oversaw scoring, scheduling and … Continue reading Jackie and Junior Watkins to receive the Neve Harms Meritorious Service Award from the Greater Peoria Sports Hall of Fame March 30, 2019

Gordon-Booth Proposes Two New Vocational Academies

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – To expand educational opportunities for Illinois students, state Rep. Jehan Gordon-Booth, D-Peoria, is sponsoring legislation to create new vocational education academies across the state. “Vocational education helps prepare students to become an integral part of the modern workforce,” said Gordon-Booth. “Illinois needs a diverse, well-educated workforce to compete in the modern economy and … Continue reading Gordon-Booth Proposes Two New Vocational Academies

BETHEL UMC Welcomes New Pastor, Reverend Tyson Parks III

Reverend Tyson Parks III began his duties as directing pastor at Bethel United Methodist Church on January 1, 2019; following the retirement of Pastor Florene Scott in December 2018. Before coming to Peoria, Rev. Parks served for over 3 ½ years as a Compliance Officer with the Knox County State’s Attorney Office in Galesburg, Illinois. … Continue reading BETHEL UMC Welcomes New Pastor, Reverend Tyson Parks III

Ameren Illinois Energy Efficiency Internships Return By Angie Ostaszewski, Program Manager, Ameren Illinois

One mission of the Ameren Illinois Energy Efficiency Program is to bring new and diverse candidates into the energy efficiency industry. We want the energy workforce of the future to be as diverse as the communities we serve. One of the ways we do this is through our internship program. In 2018, Ameren Illinois launched … Continue reading Ameren Illinois Energy Efficiency Internships Return By Angie Ostaszewski, Program Manager, Ameren Illinois

Will American Voters Elect a Female President of the United States? By Cheryll Boswell

March is the designated month to celebrate the accomplishments and many contributions women have made in this country. What started out as Women’s history week, Congress passed a resolution in 1987 proclaiming March to be Women’s History Month. Some of the many achievements women have made are taking place locally. If Rita Ali continues with … Continue reading Will American Voters Elect a Female President of the United States? By Cheryll Boswell

Is the Lion Getting the Best of You? By Cleo Dailey III (Modernday Lazurus)

Daniel 6:3-24 “My God hath sent His angel, and hath shut the lion’s mouth…” To say that spring comes in like a lion and out like a lamb has been a tradition for generations. We are always amazed, and sometimes annoyed, at the cycles of change nature goes through to bring new life into a … Continue reading Is the Lion Getting the Best of You? By Cleo Dailey III (Modernday Lazurus)