Congressman http://peoriapublicradio.org en Civil Rights leader urges courage at Bradley University event http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/civil-rights-leader-urges-courage-bradley-university-event <div>The only living member of the “Big Six” leaders of the Civil Rights Movement spoke at Bradley University today. Congressman John Lewis was also a close friend of Martin Luther King Junior. &nbsp;He urged the hundreds in attendance to have courage in standing up against injustice. &nbsp;But Lewis also praised Central Illinois for a strong history of leadership:</div><p> Fri, 11 Apr 2014 22:09:51 +0000 Alex Rusciano 21669 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Civil Rights leader urges courage at Bradley University event Congressman Davis defends vote to reopen government http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/congressman-davis-defends-vote-reopen-government <p></p><div>13th District Congressman Rodney Davis doesn’t believe he abandoned his principles by voting to reopen the government. &nbsp;The Taylorville Republican says he didn’t get all the victories he wanted out of the measure approved late Wednesday. But he says there were some, including a change in the Affordable Care Act that requires verification of income.&nbsp;</div><p> Fri, 18 Oct 2013 02:08:46 +0000 Jeff Bossert 13572 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Congressman Davis defends vote to reopen government IL Congressmen react to President’s speech on Syria http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/il-congressmen-react-president-s-speech-syria <p></p> Wed, 11 Sep 2013 03:51:35 +0000 Alex Keefe 11737 at http://peoriapublicradio.org IL Congressmen react to President’s speech on Syria Community celebrates Bob Michel's 90th birthday http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/community-celebrates-bob-michels-90th-birthday <p></p><div>Federal, state and community leaders gathered in Peoria Friday to celebrate Bob Michel’s 90th birthday. &nbsp;The former Congressman served for nearly 40 years in the House until 1995. &nbsp;Michel says he’s honored to be recognized for his service.</div><div> Fri, 26 Apr 2013 22:30:33 +0000 Deborah Oldenkamp 4661 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Community celebrates Bob Michel's 90th birthday