Civil

Government
6:01 am
Mon July 7, 2014

Peoria County issued at least 59 same sex marriage licenses in first month

It’s been more than a month since Peoria County began issuing same-sex marriage licenses. Same-sex couples with civil unions can get them converted for free into a marriage license.  Some counties will convert the civil union even if it’s from a different county. But Peoria County Clerk Steve Sonnemaker says his office is avoiding that:

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Community
5:09 pm
Fri April 11, 2014

Civil Rights leader urges courage at Bradley University event

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.  He urged the hundreds in attendance to have courage in standing up against injustice.  But Lewis also praised Central Illinois for a strong history of leadership:

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