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  1. Twitter user who created fake mayoral account settles suit over police raid of his homeRead the original story

    13 min ago | ABA Journal

    An Illinois man who created a parody Twitter account in the name of Peoria's mayor has settled a First Amendment lawsuit against the city filed after a police raid on his home. Plaintiff Jon Daniel will receive $125,000 in damages and attorney fees, report the Chicago Tribune , the Peoria Journal Star and a press release by the American Civil Liberties Union.

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  2. Illinois city, creator of Twitter parody account settle suitRead the original story w/Photo

    20 min ago | SiliconValley.com

    The central Illinois city of Peoria tentatively agreed Wednesday to pay $125,000 to settle a lawsuit filed by a man whose home was raided by police over a Twitter account he created depicting the mayor as a lewd fan of drugs and alcohol. Attorneys for 30-year-old Jon Daniel of Peoria called the deal "a civics lessons" for governments around Illinois that parody isn't cause for a police investigation.

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  3. Illinois city agrees to pay $125G to man whose home was raided over...Read the original story w/Photo

    7 hrs ago | Fox News

    An Illinois city agreed Wednesday to pay $125,000 to settle a lawsuit filed by a man whose home was raided by police over a Twitter account he created depicting the city's mayor as a fan of drugs and alcohol. The deal calls for the city of Peoria to send its police department a directive emphasizing that parody doesn't fall under an Illinois statute of regulating false personation of a public official, which was used to obtain warrants to arrest Jon Daniel.

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  4. Peoria, creator of Twitter parody account settle suitRead the original story

    8 hrs ago | Daily Chronicle

    Jon Daniel speaks in 2014 at the American Civil Liberties Union of Illinois office in Chicago. Daniel, who created a spoof Twitter account in the name of Peoria Mayor Jim Ardis,who took his case to federal court after police raided his home.

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  5. Headlines editors probably wish they could take backRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Columbia Journalism Review

    Robin Berry remembered a time in Peoria, Illinois, when residents of the South Side so detested the local newspaper that groups of people would buy a single copy and pass it around so they wouldn't have to give...

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  6. United States v. FalorRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday | FindLaw

    ... of the Federal Public Defender, Springfield, IL, Thomas W. Patton, Attorney, Office of the Federal Public Defender, Peoria, IL, for Defendant-Appellant. Defendant-appellant, Robert D. Falor ("Falor"), was convicted of two counts of tax evasion, in ...

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  7. Peoria Settles With Man Who Parodied Mayor on TwitterRead the original story w/Photo

    10 hrs ago | WYMG-FM Springfield

    The city of Peoria will pay $125,000 to a man whose home was raided after he created a Twitter account to parody the mayor. The city and attorneys for Jon Daniel of Peoria say they've agreed to the payment to settle a federal lawsuit.

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  8. Twitter's fake Peoria mayor settles lawsuit against cityRead the original story w/Photo

    14 hrs ago | Chicago Tribune

    ... filed suit. On Sept. 2, 2015, a settlement in the case was announced. (Lane Christiansen / For the Chicago Tribune) A Peoria man who repeatedly parodied the city's mayor on Twitter, then saw police raid his home in a unsuccessful attempt to bring ...

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  9. Suit settled with Peoria over home raid sparked by Twitter parody of mayorRead the original story w/Photo

    14 hrs ago | Chicago Tribune

    Jon Daniel, right, with American Civil Liberties Union of Illinois legal director Harvey Grossman, left, speaks with reporters at the Pere-Marquette hotel in Peoria, Ill., on June 12, 2014. Jon Daniel, right, with American Civil Liberties Union of Illinois legal director Harvey Grossman, left, speaks with reporters at the Pere-Marquette hotel in Peoria, Ill., on June 12, 2014.

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  10. City of Peoria, creator of Twitter parody settle lawsuitRead the original story w/Photo

    16 hrs ago | Daily Herald

    The city of Peoria will pay $125,000 to a man whose home was raided after he created a Twitter account to parody the mayor. The city and attorneys for Jon Daniel of Peoria said Wednesday that they have agreed to the payment to settle a federal lawsuit.

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  11. Elwood Roy a oeWoodya Hersemann, 88, of Springfield, formerly of East PeoriaRead the original story w/Photo

    17 hrs ago | PeoriaTimes-Observer

    Elwood Roy "Woody" Hersemann, 88, of Springfield, formerly of East Peoria, passed away at 3:38 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 30, 2015, at St. John's Hospital in Springfield with his family by his bedside. Woody was a veteran of World War II.

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  12. Why This 84-Year-Old Man Walked 700 Miles in 76 Days StraightRead the original story w/Photo

    18 hrs ago | ABC News

    ... you had memories with your wife." With the help of local businesses including Running Central and Bushwhacker in Peoria, Illinois, Dean Troutman got proper shoes, clothing, backpack and gear for his 700-mile trek, community member Rice said. "I went ...

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  13. Keller Williams & More Than A Little Announce New Years ShowRead the original story w/Photo

    20 hrs ago | JamBase

    ... has a busy fall planned including dates with his new trio. Check out our coverage of the trio's debut performance in Peoria, Illinois.

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  14. A Peoria paper is working to 'be there' in underserved community--without adding reportersRead the original story w/Photo

    20 hrs ago | Columbia Journalism Review

    Robin Berry remembered a time in Peoria, Illinois, when residents of the South Side so detested the local newspaper that groups of people would buy a single copy and pass it around so they wouldn't have to give the Journal Star "a dime more than they had to." Until a few months ago, the Gatehouse Media Inc. paper only seemed to report negative news from the South Side of Peoria, said Berry, housing development director for the non-profit Peoria Citizens Committee for Economic Opportunity.

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  15. Debate sees new territoryRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | PeoriaTimes-Observer

    Candidates for the vacant 18th Congressional District seat sounded many similar themes at their second debate in two nights, at times nearly word for word. But state Sen. Darin LaHood, R-Peoria, and Democrat Rob Mellon of Quincy did find time during an hour-long debate at Five Points Washington on Thursday to focus on matters where they hadn't previously clashed, including the Affordable Care Act and campaign finance reform.

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  16. Synergy reaching kids through sportsRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | PeoriaTimes-Observer

    ... so it draws in healing properties into the area and helps your body heal faster." Having developed relationships with Peoria area coaches, Christy said she hopes to establish a wider clientele, adding the health care facility was formerly located in ...

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  17. ICC trip broadens studentsa horizonsRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | PeoriaTimes-Observer

    ... way to learn a foreign language - is to immerse one's self in that country. Seven ICC students - Noah Bond of East Peoria; Rachael DeLost of Peoria Heights; Grace Newton of Peoria; Ileia Hall of Washington; Marisa Wiegand of Mackinaw; Claudia ...

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  18. St. Charles HS alum grows '#BudgetBeard'Read the original story

    Yesterday | Kane Co. Chronicle

    ... beard until lawmakers and Gov. Bruce Rauner agree on a state budget. Chris Kaergard, a political reporter for the (Peoria) Journal Star, is shown clean-shaven on June 1, the day after the state spring legislative session ended in Springfield. He has ...

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  19. SBA helps cities put entrepreneurs on the fast trackRead the original story

    Tuesday | Government Computer News

    ... of 50,000 or less. Start Small model winners ranged from smaller cities like Brookings, S.D.; Riverside, Calif.; and Peoria, Ill.; to metropolises of Washington, D.C.; Seattle; Atlanta; and San Francisco. The Dream Big winner needed to provide an ...

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  20. Glad Tidings welcomes new pastorRead the original story

    Friday Aug 28 | De Kalb Midweek

    ... Bethany, and his family on Aug. 2. The Arnesons previously ministered in Kathmandu, Nepal, for 10 years and also in Peoria, Illinois, and Salem, Oregon. Glad Tidings conducts services at 10 a.m. Sundays and 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays. The public is ...

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