Peoria Mayor http://peoriapublicradio.org en Grandmother of busted grandson speaks to the Peoria City Council http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/grandmother-busted-grandson-speaks-peoria-city-council <p>The Grandmother of the 26 year-old man busted for marijuana&nbsp;possession&nbsp;when the Peoria Police raided his home for a mayoral parody twitter account spoke Tuesday night at the City Council Meeting.</p><p> Wed, 23 Apr 2014 23:05:41 +0000 Tanya Koonce 22263 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Grandmother of busted grandson speaks to the Peoria City Council Peoria faces court of public opinion on First Amendment http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/peoria-faces-court-public-opinion-first-amendment <p><span style="background-color: transparent; font-family: 'Courier New'; font-size: 16px; white-space: pre-wrap; line-height: 2;">The City of Peoria continues to feel the effects of a </span><span style="background-color: transparent; font-family: 'Courier New'; font-size: 16px; white-space: pre-wrap; line-height: 2;">First Amendment backlash. That’s a week after the raid of a Peoria home where a parody twitter account about the mayor originated. &nbsp;But is it a matter of free speech? Or is it a matter of false representation of the Peoria Mayor with intent to injure? </span></p><p> Wed, 23 Apr 2014 11:30:57 +0000 Tanya Koonce 22212 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Peoria faces court of public opinion on First Amendment Outside The Horseshoe - April 22, 2014 http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/outside-horseshoe-april-22-2014 <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Free speech in a parody or impersonating an elected official? &nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The twitter account </span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">@Peoriamayor</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;was intended to be a parody. When it was up in March it wasn't fully distinguished in such a way. It had about 50 followers though likely more people were viewing it. &nbsp;But last week the Peoria Police executed a search warrant on the residents of the person or persons thought to responsible for the account. Wed, 23 Apr 2014 06:20:29 +0000 Tanya Koonce 22195 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Outside The Horseshoe - April 22, 2014 Outside The Horseshoe - August 13, 2013 http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/outside-horseshoe-august-13-2013 <div><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>The Peoria City Council has an open at-large seat to fill with the death last month of Gary Sandberg. The need to fill the remainder of Sandberg’s seat comes at the same time city government is facing some allegations of policy misconduct in the police department. Peoria Mayor Jim Ardis is our guest to talk about these matters. Tue, 13 Aug 2013 23:00:21 +0000 Tanya Koonce 10369 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Outside The Horseshoe - August 13, 2013