luncheon http://peoriapublicradio.org en Congressman Lewis speaking at 2015 Peoria MLK luncheon http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/congressman-lewis-speaking-2015-peoria-mlk-luncheon <div>A nationally-known Civil Rights leader is scheduled to be&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">the keynote speaker at the annual Doctor Martin Luther King </span>Jr<span style="line-height: 1.5;">. Luncheon in Peoria. Public Employees for Community Concerns announced Congressman John Lewis will give the next </span>MLK<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> address. Lewis is the only living ‘Big Six’ leader of the Civil Rights movement and was a close friend of Martin Luther King Junior. He currently represents the </span>5th<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Congressional District in Georgia. Mon, 19 May 2014 19:10:59 +0000 Alex Rusciano 23544 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Congressman Lewis speaking at 2015 Peoria MLK luncheon Annual Peoria luncheon honors tornado relief efforts http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/annual-peoria-luncheon-honors-tornado-relief-efforts <div>The Peoria Salvation Army is honoring groups and individuals for their relief efforts following the November 17th tornado. &nbsp;The recognition was part of the Salvation Army’s annual Community Luncheon. Crossroads United Methodist Church in Washington was honored for housing Salvation Army recovery efforts. &nbsp;Evie Diaz is the division commander for the Salvation Army Heartland Division. She says the luncheon honors different kinds of recovery:</div><p> Wed, 30 Apr 2014 19:19:39 +0000 Alex Rusciano 22612 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Annual Peoria luncheon honors tornado relief efforts Peoria Women’s Leader Luncheon to continue this year http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/peoria-women-s-leader-luncheon-continue-year <div>A recently-suspended tradition in Peoria returns this Spring with help from the Community Foundation of Central Illinois and the Women's Fund. The groups are hosting the 35th annual Women To Women Leader Luncheon. The YWCA started the event in 1978. But the tradition didn't go on last year when the cash-strapped YWCA ceased operating. Christine Shay chairs the Women's Fund Board. She says former YWCA officials asked if the Women's Fund could continue the luncheon:&nbsp;</div><p> Tue, 04 Mar 2014 22:45:33 +0000 Alex Rusciano 19777 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Peoria Women’s Leader Luncheon to continue this year Bar Association speaker stresses education, volunteering at luncheon http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/bar-association-speaker-stresses-education-volunteering-luncheon <p></p><div>Representing vulnerable populations should remain a top priority for Peoria-area attorneys and community groups. &nbsp;That’s the message from Cook County Public Defender Monica Torres-Linares. &nbsp;She gave the keynote address at the Peoria County Bar Association’s Annual Diversity Luncheon. &nbsp;Torres-Linares says there’s a misconception some might have about attorneys helping people struggling to find legal help:</div><p> Wed, 23 Oct 2013 20:01:37 +0000 Alex Rusciano 13839 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Bar Association speaker stresses education, volunteering at luncheon