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The Peoria Public Schools board have decided to remove Woodrow Wilson's name from an elementary school and instead honor the area's first black female doctor.

A federal judge has ordered the Illinois Department of Corrections to provide mental health to inmates on "crisis watches" in segregated cells.

Advocates for imprisoned women are thanking Gov. Bruce Rauner for signing a law requiring gender-appropriate and informed practices in the Illinois women's prison and parole systems. 

Peoria Reads! announces next book selection

Sep 2, 2013

This year’s Peoria Reads! selection honors the many 50th anniversary milestones of the Civil Rights era. The community reading project is inviting people to read Warriors Don’t Cry: A Searing Memoir of the Battle to Integrate Little Rock’s Central High.