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Betty Munger's Niantic: Feminist Progressivism in American Corrections
As it happens, I had a maternal great-aunt, Elizabeth Maria Munger , who was modestly famous in correctional circles during the 1920s-40s, both here in America and in Europe. She served as the first female warden of a correctional facility in the State of Connecticut, and actively pursued necessary progressive penal reforms during that time, on the local, national, and international levels.
Sat Sep 13, 2014
Tug of war for bishop's body, or its parts, delays sainthood
The Roman Catholic Diocese of Peoria, Illinois, has already constructed a museum in honor of Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen, a native son whose Emmy-winning television show during the 1950s brought Catholicism to the American living room. It has documented several potential miracles by him and compiled a dossier on his good works for the Vatican.
Fri Sep 12, 2014
The Logan County Herald
Lincoln College Fine Arts to present Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream. Weekend matinee performances to be held at Creekside Environmental Center
September 13, 2014 LINCOLN, IL - The Lincoln College Fine Arts department will open its fall theater season with a modern-dress production of William Shakespeare's classic comedy, "A Midsummer Night's Dream." The production features a trimmed down version of the original script to create a tight 90-minute show which keeps the story intact but moves along at a very quick pace.
The Arizona Republic
Peoria man lauded as hero for helping family escape fire
Peoria resident Sam Pineda, 21, was pulling into his driveway last month when he saw two young girls running back and forth across the street, minutes later he was helping their family escape from a fire. Peoria man lauded as hero for helping family escape fire Peoria resident Sam Pineda, 21, was pulling into his driveway last month when he saw two young girls running back and forth across the street, minutes later he was helping their family escape from a fire.
More Eyes on the Police and Their Work?
We may never know what happened in Ferguson, Mo., but had there been video cameras, we would have at least a better chance of finding out. A bill - in the works well before the police shooting of a young man in that town - would create a grant fund for local police departments in Illinois to obtain dashboard cameras and body cameras..
The Daily Gazette
Illinoisans mark 13th anniversary of 9/11
Elgin Police officer Eric Echevarria and his fellow officers and firefighters participate in a remembrance ceremony Thursday at City Hall Plaza in Elgin. Civic Memorial High School sophomore Christine Blackwell squints as she checks a line of flags being placed on the football field in Bethalto on Thursday, the 13th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks on the United States.
Thu Sep 11, 2014
Digital Post Production
The ShedQuarters Launches in to the DIY Market with a Timesaving Innovative Panelized Wood Shed Kit
The ShedQuarters, Inc., an East Peoria, IL company, recently introduced to the U.S. market a newly developed Do-It-Yourself panelized wood storage building kit. Answering the demand from a growing number of customers wishing to save time and money, The ShedQuarters has fused form and function to allow the typical homeowner more storage space while at the same time adding to the beauty and property value of the residence.
My FOX Chicago
Locals mark 13th anniversary of 9/11
Members of the College Republicans at Bradley University in Peoria planned to put up about 3,000 flags in memory of the victims in front of Bradley Hall. The flags are to remain through Friday.
Peoria man gets 80 years in wife's murder
A former Baptist missionary convicted of shooting his wife to death on Valentine's Day last year has been sentenced to 80 years in prison. Peoria County Circuit Judge Kevin Lyons sentenced Nathan Leuthold, 39, on Wednesday in the execution-style murder of Denise Leuthold, 39, the Journal Star reported .
Wed Sep 10, 2014
Olive Garden's $100 'never-ending pasta pass' falls prey to eBay as ...
Olive Garden's $100 'never-ending pasta pass' falls prey to eBay as they are offered online at THREE times the price Pass-holders can eat as much pasta as possible - along with soda, bread sticks, salad and soup - for seven weeks between September 22 and November 9 Olive Garden may have run into a problem after its PR stunt on Monday selling a limited number of 'never-ending pasta passes'. Around 50 cunning buyers have placed the passes on eBay where they are being offered at double, and sometimes three times the price.
Getting smarter on prison sentences
The U.S. has 5 percent of the world's population and 25 percent of it prison inmates, according to Mary Ann Dyar, executive director of an Illinois prison diversion program. 'I probably sent away a thousand or more people for drug crimes,' recalls former federal judge Mike McCuskey of his 16 years on the U.S. court bench in central Illinois.
Stamp of approval: These mail carriers are heroes
Letter carrier Jermaine Shirley is one of the recipients of the "Heroes of the Year" award. / Courtesy of Michael Shea/NALC Nine letter carriers were honored today with "Heroes of the Year" awards by the National Association of Letter Carriers.
Tue Sep 09, 2014
Olive Garden Sells Out of 1,000 'Pasta Passes'
A Darden Restaurants Inc. Olive Garden location stands in Peoria, Illinois, U.S., on Tuesday, March 18, 2014. Darden Restaurants Inc. is scheduled to release earnings figures on March 21. The hottest ticket in town, for better or worse, is Olive Garden's "Never Ending Pasta Pass," a $100 card that entitles the bearer to an unlimited supply of pasta and soft drinks over the course of seven weeks.
Mon Sep 08, 2014
St. Anthony Messenger
Archbishop Sheen's sainthood cause suspended indefinitely
The canonization cause of Archbishop Fulton Sheen has been suspended indefinitely, according to a statement issued Sept. 3 by the Diocese of Peoria, Illinois, where the archbishop was born.
Sat Sep 06, 2014
Remember The Story About the Neighbors Who Tried to Stop a Two-Time...
Last year, some neighbors in an Illinois city launched a hurtful petition to stop the construction of a Habitat for Humanity home that was being built for a two-time Bronze Star recipient who had served two tours in Afghanistan. Now, less than a year later, this veteran and his family are finally moving into their completed home.
Fri Sep 05, 2014
The Daily Gazette
Next week's streetscape schedule in Dixon
DIXON – The streetscape project continues downtown. Here's a summary of work planned for next week, provided by the project engineers: • West of Peoria, on the north side of First Street to Highland Avenue, curb and gutter work and sidewalk installations will close the eastbound lane on First between Peoria and Highland off and on during daytime hours while debris is removed.
New York Archdiocese Explains Stall in Fulton Sheen Beatification Cause
On Wednesday, the Diocese of Peoria, Illinois, the home diocese of Archbishop Fulton Sheen, released a statement announcing that Archbishop Sheen's cause for beatification was indefinitely stalled due to an impasse with the Archdiocese of New York regarding the location of Sheen's remains.
The Wichita Eagle
'All Our Names' tells heart-wrenching tale of exile, loss
At first glance, "All Our Names" seems to be a straightforward immigrant story. A young man, carrying the name of Isaac on his passport, has come from Uganda to Laurel, a small Midwestern town, on a one-year student visa.
Thu Sep 04, 2014
Civic Chorale seeks young artists
Vocalists in 8th-12th grade are invited to participate in this program which seeks to honor talented musicians in the Peoria area. Auditions will be held from 9-11:30 a.m. on Oct. 25 at Grace Presbyterian Church on 8607 N. State Route 91 in Peoria.
Merle Widmer's Peoria Watch
Peoria Illinois Movers and Shakers - a- Most Optimistic Group, But......
Nothing major has been built in Peoria that has lived up to projections in the last 15 years. Starting with the $23 million downtown privately owned minor league baseball stadium financed partially by somewhere in the vicinity of 8 million taxpayer dollars; then needed to be bailed out recently by the City Council, forgiving about $1.6 million debt.