Tag: Peoria

Central Illinois school district says students discussing orientation is ‘disruptive’

GERMANTOWN HILLS — A principal in this Central Illinois school district sent a letter to parents “alerting” them that students discussing their orientation was “disruptive.” WMBD/WYZZ-TV in Peoria reported on the letter on Friday. From the stations’ website at CentralIllinoisProud.com: A letter signed by Principal Kate Williams, grades 5-8, reads ” This year, we have several…

Peoria Pridefest starts planning for 2019

PEORIA — Peoria Pridefest is starting the planning for next year’s event with a meeting this Saturday, Dec. 8. From Peoria Pridefest’s Facebook post: One Voice, your Central Illinois LGBT Alliance is trying to plan Peoria Pridefest 2019, and we need engaged and energetic PEOPLE to make that happen! I won’t sugar-coat our needs…and we…

Peoria issues proclamation for World AIDS Day

PEORIA — The Peoria City Council this week issued a proclamation setting Dec. 1 as World AIDS Day in Peoria. Sid Ruckriegel, at-large councilmember, made the presentation to Jonathan Harwood, board member of Central Illinois Friends of PWA, and Deric Tucker Kimler, the executive director. “The proclamation schedule was set before I chaired the meeting,” Ruckriegel…

World AIDS Day across Illinois

CHICAGO — World AIDS Day, an annual event to commemorate the battle against HIV and AIDS, is every December 1. Many groups and cities across Illinois have events planned for the day. Chicagoland Chicago World AIDS Day Indoor Street Fest DIFFA/Chicago and Center on Halsted present the 2nd Annual Stand Up For Red World AIDS…

Nobody Is Above the Law protests pop up across Illinois

CHICAGO — Protest over the firing of U.S. Attorney General Jeff Session and Acting Attorney General Matt Whitaker taking over supervision of the Mueller investigation were planned across the state on Thursday. While protests nationally were coordinated by MoveOn.org, Illinois actions were organized by local groups and individuals. Protestors are concerned that Whitaker, who had…

Dining With Friends raffle winners announced

PEORIA — Central Illinois Friends announced the winners of their Dining with Friends raffle on a live Facebook video on Tuesday. The winners are: $25 to W.E. Sullivan’s Irish Pub and Fare – Jessica Johnson $25 to Sullivan’s Irish Pub – Debra Gonzales $50 to Scapecchi’s Supper Club – Tamara Fulton Overall winner for 2…

New Central Illinois Bear, Cub sashed in Peoria

PEORIA — Mateo Martinez won Central Illinois Bear 2018 and Justin Reeves won Central Illinois Cub on Saturday, Sept. 29, in Peoria. The annual contest was hosted by the River City Bears at Blondies. Other sponsoring businesses included The Jackhammer Complex, Leather 64TEN, and Club Diesel. The emcee was Chicago entertainer Diamond Richards Devereaux. Martinez…

Mr. Central Illinois Bear 2018 Contest this weekend

PEORIA — The River City Bears of Peoria are holding their annual Central Illinois Bear contest this weekend at Blondies in Peoria. The contest is open to guys throughout Central Illinois including Peoria, Bloomington, Galesburg, Springfield, Decatur and Champaign/Urbana. People can enter in either the Bear portion or the Cub portion. The winners will go on…