Peoria Public High Schools will have an assigned Peoria Police Officer starting next year. It seemed like a fairly straightforward issue. Should the city provide a Peoria police officer to each of the three Peoria public high schools at 47 dollars per hour? But before the vote, councilman Chuck Grayeb criticized Peoria schools for lack of student discipline. Councilwoman Denise Moore responded that there are limitations on teachers. Grayeb says, when we have a huge call for service tying up...
Federal net neutrality protections ended Monday, despite Illinois lawmakers attempting to block the move earlier this year. Democrats in both the Illinois House and Senate worked feverishly to get some kind of net neutrality measure passed ahead of the rollback, but to no avail. Its supporters say changing the Obama-era rules allows internet companies to prioritize some websites and content over other kinds. Ed Yohnka of ACLU Illinois says internet users should have the right to choose what...
The migrant rescue ship Aquarius, which was left stranded in the Mediterranean Sea after Italy and Malta closed their ports to it, is heading off on a three-day journey to Spain — with help from the same countries that turned it away. After the ship rescued migrants off the coast of Libya over the weekend, Italy said it wanted the rest of Europe to take the passengers; Malta said this ship was clearly Italy's responsibility. So Spain announced Monday that it would open the port of Valencia to...
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Out and About
- Peoria Players Hosts "Show Tunes Sing-Along" this Weekend
- Peoria Bach Festival Returns with Music, Lectures, Activities
- Communities in Tazewell County Host "Fourth Friday" Art Loops This Summer
- Riverfront Market and Sculpture Walk Both Kick Off This Weekend in Downtown Peoria
- Peoria Players Closes Season with "Mamma Mia"