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Peoria Public Radio News
6:05 pm
Wed April 23, 2014

Grandmother of busted grandson speaks to the Peoria City Council

The Grandmother of the 26 year-old man busted for marijuana possession when the Peoria Police raided his home for a mayoral parody twitter account spoke Tuesday night at the City Council Meeting.

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Peoria Public Radio News
6:30 am
Wed April 23, 2014

Peoria faces court of public opinion on First Amendment

Credit wordpress.com

The City of Peoria continues to feel the effects of a First Amendment backlash. That’s a week after the raid of a Peoria home where a parody twitter account about the mayor originated.  But is it a matter of free speech? Or is it a matter of false representation of the Peoria Mayor with intent to injure?

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Outside the Horseshoe
1:20 am
Wed April 23, 2014

Outside The Horseshoe - April 22, 2014

Free speech in a parody or impersonating an elected official?  The twitter account @Peoriamayor 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.  But last week the Peoria Police executed a search warrant on the residents of the person or persons thought to responsible for the account. The whole matter has sparked a widespread response. Peoria Mayor Jim Ardis joins us for this Outside the Horseshoe to talk about the matter.   

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Outside the Horseshoe
6:00 pm
Tue August 13, 2013

Outside The Horseshoe - August 13, 2013

Peoria Mayor Jim Ardis

  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. That is this episode of OUTSIDE THE HORSESHOE. Join us the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of the month on 89.9fm for OUTSIDE THE HORSESHOE that airs immediately before our live broadcast of the Peoria City Council meetings.

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