Youth Music Illinois Names L. J. Alexandre-Strong as Executive Director

Youth Music Illinois (formerly the Central Illinois Youth Symphony) has named Laura Jean (L.J.) Alexandre-Strong as Executive Director, replacing Jeff McSweeney who left to accept the Executive Director role of the Mabel Tainter Cultural Arts Center in Menomonie, Wisconsin. L.J. recently graduated from the University of Wisconsin - Madison, with a degree in Music and … Continue reading Youth Music Illinois Names L. J. Alexandre-Strong as Executive Director

New Children’s Book by Local Author Frieda J. Roulds to be available Early Fall 2018

After almost 30 years of teaching and now retired for two years, the dream of a lifetime is beginning to come alive for a new local author, Frieda J. Roulds with her first children’s book. Ms. Roulds is passionate about teaching and mentoring children and young people in the Peoria community and beyond. Utilizing years … Continue reading New Children’s Book by Local Author Frieda J. Roulds to be available Early Fall 2018

Being Prepared Before You Retire—Create Your Small Business Toolbox! By Doris Symonds

If you know that you are going to retire from your company in five years, a smart move would be to start building your small business toolbox. Here are a few tips you should consider and prepare before you jump into launching a startup. These tips will help you get off to a good start. … Continue reading Being Prepared Before You Retire—Create Your Small Business Toolbox! By Doris Symonds

Alpha Kappa Alpha, Sorority, Inc. Nu Pi Omega Chapter formally introduce 2017 Little Miss Pink and Green and Her Court

2018 Little Miss Pink and Green Ball Scheduled for Saturday, September 15 The Lovely Ladies of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. Nu Pi Omega Chapter in Peo­ria, Illinois would like to for­mally introduce the 2017 Little Miss Pink and Green and her Court. The top three partici­pants received a monetary award based on the following: … Continue reading Alpha Kappa Alpha, Sorority, Inc. Nu Pi Omega Chapter formally introduce 2017 Little Miss Pink and Green and Her Court

Alesha Shelley And Lerone Allen Receive 2018 Elise F. Allen Award

Alesha Shelley and Lerone Allen received the 2018 Elise Al­len Award on May 23, 2018. The award, established in 1985, is named after the editor and publisher of The Traveler Weekly Newspaper. It is given annually to a graduating eighth grade student at Roosevelt Magnet School for citizenship, leader­ship, community service, and high academic achievement. … Continue reading Alesha Shelley And Lerone Allen Receive 2018 Elise F. Allen Award

Carter At Large – Why do Cities Survive? By Lorraine B. Carter

Why do cities survive? Cities survive, because of good people living in them. It is the good and decent people who love the cities and neighborhoods they live in. They hear the nightly news on TV telling of horrible school shootings, mass murder, and drive-by killings, but these people stay loyal to the dream that … Continue reading Carter At Large – Why do Cities Survive? By Lorraine B. Carter