Category: Central Illinois

News and events from the central portion of Illinois, generally Springfield, Peoria, Decatur and Bloomington.

Decatur Pride opens internships for local high school students

DECATUR — Decatur Pride is looking for high school students in Macon County to apply for internships. From their Facebook post: Committee – Pride Fest Decatur IL is looking for dedicated Freshmen, Sophomore and Junior students residing in Macon County to assist the Committee with various projects, productions, and community initiatives. Seniors who plan to stay…

Gimme Shelter – A Night to End Homelessness, Feb. 8

PEORIA — Peoria Proud will be holding a fundraiser with Southside Office of Concern for the homeless population on Friday, Feb. 8, at the Peoria Civic Center. From the Facebook event: Peoria Proud is partnering with the Southside Office of Concern to help support the homeless population of Peoria by providing an amazing event: Gimme…

Peoria’s 2019 Women’s March rescheduled for March

PEORIA — The annual Women’s March, planned for this weekend, has been rescheduled because of expected severe winter weather. From the Facebook event: PLEASE NOTE! RE-SCHEDULED DUE TO WEATHER. New Date: March 9, 2019 Time and place remain the same. We will honor International Women’s Day (the day before our event, with a proud history…

Mardi Gras 2019 with Central Illinois Friends on Mar. 1

PEORIA — Central Illinois Friends of PWA will be hosting a Mardi Gras fundraiser on March 1 in Peoria. From the Facebook event: Join us at the Warehouse on State in downtown Peoria for a fun night out on the town. Tickets include wine, draft beer, non-alcoholic beverages, heavy hors-d’oeuvres catered by Cracked Pepper, music,…

Illinois State Women’s and Gender Studies Symposium submissions due February 15

BLOOMINGTON — Undergraduate and graduate students from all areas of study are invited to submit papers and detailed descriptions of other types of presentations (e.g. short performance pieces and artist’s talks) for the 24th annual Women’s and Gender Studies Symposium. Papers and presentations are welcome on any topic related to the study of women and/or gender…

PFLAG Decatur to have post-holiday party on Jan. 12

  DECATUR — PFLAG Decatur is planning a post-holiday party at First Congregational Church on Saturday, Jan. 12. From their Facebook group announcement: PFLAG DECATUR is having a post holiday party on Saturday January 12 at 5:30pm. The party will be in the Fellowship Hall of 1st Congregational Church , 3465 N MacArthur. Just park…