Peoria recognizes Dec. 1 as World AIDS Day, honors Central Illinois Friends

Chris McCall, CIF Executive Director Deric Kimler,, and CIF Mobile Outreach Specialist Chris McLaurin,after being honored by the city of Peoria. Photo courtesy of City of Peoria

Peoria Mayor Rita Ali and the Peoria City Council gave a proclamation to Central Illinois Friends (CIF) Tuesday night to acknowledge Dec. 1 as World AIDS Day and to acknowledge the fight against AIDS and HIV throughout December and the rest of the year.

The city also congratulated the agency on their new Mobile Clinic. The clinic will allow CIF to better provide free and confidential services to the community. Accepting the honor for CIF were Executive Director Deric Kimler, , Mobile Outreach Specialist Chris McLaurin, and Chris McCall.