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  • Addressing crime among Peoria’s Black community, city leaders hope to inspire dialogue and collaboration

    11/14/2021 9:04:51 AM PST · by Salman · 35 replies
    Cenral Illinoid Proud News ^ | Nov 13, 2021 | Annie Kate
    PEORIA, Ill. (WMBD) — Some Peoria community leaders are fighting what they call a “spiritual war.” Saturday, Nov. 13, various Peoria clergy, school and community leaders held a panel at Peoria’s Greater City of Refuge Worship Center to address black-on-black crime in the city. Some called the recent uptick of violence in the city a “black genocide.” “Now with a record-setting number of homicides, we thought that it’s time to revisit this event with the war of black genocide in the black community,” said Agbara Bryson with the Annie Malone Center for Development and organizer of the panel. The purpose...
  • MOVE OVER JULIA—HERE COMES LINDA!

    10/28/2021 11:25:49 AM PDT · by DFG · 16 replies
    Powerline ^ | 10/28/2021 | Steven Hayward
    Anyone remember the Obama Administration’s lugubrious “Life of Julia” slide show video, promoting their cradle-to-grave socialist vision for a single American woman? It seems to have been scrubbed from the internet, but my favorite part was the segment where Julia “decided to have a child,” with no mention then or after of a thing called a “father.” It seemed to be spontaneous procreation! Well now the Biden Administration has come out with the “Life of Linda,” showing us how great Linda’s life will be if we pass the Build Back Better plan. You have to see it, not to believe...
  • Gun Store Burglars Meet the Owner During After Hours Break-In…It Went Poorly

    01/09/2021 11:29:28 AM PST · by DUMBGRUNT · 36 replies
    7 Jan 2021 | JOHN BOCH
    At least one of the group of intruders received some ballistic dissuasion when they entered the store. Thanks to the shop’s camera system, store management and cops have nice quality video of the incident, along with an image of the license plate of the getaway ride. The car’s driver dropped his bleeding buddy at the local hospital’s ER entrance before speeding back to Peoria. The guy they’d left at the hospital is now in the morgue. Meanwhile, cops found the driver/car owner not long after. It wasn’t exactly tough detective work since the (alleged) perp used his own car. Perhaps...
  • Two Illinois boys selling lemonade were robbed at gunpoint. Then their community stepped in to help

    08/15/2020 6:21:04 PM PDT · by NohSpinZone · 34 replies
    KMOV ^ | 8/15/2020 | By Alaa Elassar
    An Illinois community is rallying behind two 13-year-old boys after their lemonade stand was robbed at gunpoint. Jude and Tristan were selling lemonade in Peoria on August 7 when they were approached by two men, one who was holding a gun, said Officer Amy Dotson of the Peoria Police Department. CNN is identifying the boys by their first names to protect their privacy. The men stole their cash box, which contained around $30, and fled on foot. The incident is still under investigation and no arrests have been made, according to police. "The boys were just shocked, they couldn't process...
  • ‘Deficient’ bridges in Peoria area point to substantial repair needs

    04/09/2019 1:15:39 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 12 replies
    The Chillicothe Times-Bulletin ^ | March 29, 2019 | Chris Kaergard
    An average of 26,300 vehicles per day drive across the small bridge on Main Street in East Peoria that crosses over Farm Creek. Those six lanes of traffic cross one of 166 bridges in the Tri-County Area that are “structurally deficient,” according to the Illinois Department of Transportation. A bridge is considered structurally deficient if one of its main components is in poor condition and repairs are needed. Components include the deck, the part of the bridge people drive on; the superstructure, which supports the deck; or the substructure, the foundation of the bridge. Even if a bridge is classified...
  • Stolen milk leads to suspect's death in shootout with police, authorities say

    09/26/2018 8:44:00 AM PDT · by ETL · 46 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | Sept 26, 2018 | Bradford Betz
    An Arizona man who fired at police officers after allegedly stealing a bottle of milk from a Walmart store was fatally shot when officers returned fire, authorities said. An employee of the Walmart in Peoria, near Phoenix, had called police around 6 p.m. Monday to report the stolen milk, according to FOX 10 of Phoenix. The suspect was later identified as Michael John Stout, 20, of Peoria. Responding officers said they saw a man matching the employee’s description of Stout standing outside the store’s garden center, the Arizona Republic reported. After parking the vehicle, one officer got out. Police said Stout...
  • Caterpillar to move headquarters to Chicago area

    01/31/2017 7:40:49 AM PST · by bigbob · 62 replies
    Yahoo Finance ^ | Jan 31 2017 | Reuters
    Caterpillar Inc (CAT.N) said on Tuesday it would move its global headquarters to the Chicago area from Peoria, Illinois later this year to move closer to a global transportation hub and make it easier to recruit executives. A limited number of senior executives and some relocated from Peoria will be based at the new headquarters, and about 300 will be based there once the facility is fully operational, the company said in a statement. The company did not specify the exact location of its new headquarters.
  • US top court dismisses Al-Qaeda case (al-Marri, back to You, Obamessiah, and our courts to decide)

    03/06/2009 4:16:44 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 7 replies · 1,065+ views
    AFP on Yahoo ^ | 3/6/09 | Lucile Malandain
    WASHINGTON (AFP) – The US Supreme Court refused to weigh in Friday on whether US presidents have the authority to indefinitely detain a terrorist suspect in the United States without charges. But it sent the issue back for a new hearing before the federal appeals court in Richmond, Virginia, which ruled in July that former president George W. Bush had that power in the case of Ali al-Marri, an alleged Al-Qaeda sleeper agent. The high court's action effectively delayed resolution of an issue that, while different, could have implications for the estimated 245 "enemy combatants" still being held by the...
  • Terror suspect named as 'enemy combatant'

    06/23/2003 10:25:43 PM PDT · by JohnHuang2 · 20 replies · 1,665+ views
    Washington Times ^ | Tuesday, June 24, 2003 | Jerry Seper
    <p>A Qatar native held on charges of lying to the FBI in an investigation into the September 11 attacks was designated yesterday as an "enemy combatant" and could be tried before a military tribunal for helping al Qaeda operatives relocate in the United States. Ali Saleh Kahlah Al-Marri, 37, in Justice Department custody since late 2001, was given the new designation by President Bush and handed over to the Defense Department.</p>
  • Did US Ally Qatar Free Imprisoned Americans in Exchange for Al Qaeda Terrorist?

    01/29/2015 8:05:19 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    FrontPage Mag ^ | 01/29/2015 | Daniel Greenfield
    Problematic, in a very big way even if the offer was made.Qatar’s ties to Al Qaeda and ISIS aren’t news. They’ve effectively served as intermediaries in everything from ransom exchanges for hostages to Taliban negotiations. But actually trying to secure terrorist swaps for prisoners on their own behalf would have been a new frontier. Before he was released from a U.S. maximum-security prison last week, a confessed al Qaeda sleeper agent was offered up in a potential prisoner swap that would have freed two Americans held abroad.According to two individuals with direct knowledge of the case, the proposition was...
  • Breaking: Bomb Found in Illinois Airport, Woman in Custody

    03/31/2016 11:08:30 AM PDT · by Maceman · 99 replies
    MRCtv ^ | 3/31/2016 | Ben Graham
    Police are now investigating reports of a bomb found in a package carried by an unidentified woman entering the Peoria International Airport Thursday morning. The bomb was discovered while the woman was trying to check the package at the American Airlines counter, prompting the airport to partially evacuate the premises and enter lock-down. The package contained dynamite, a timer and bottles of fluid, which were found during a routine scan by TSA officials . . .
  • Suspect and A Setback In Al-Qaeda Anthrax Case - Scientist With Ties To Group Goes Free

    10/31/2006 2:52:25 PM PST · by RDTF · 19 replies · 1,031+ views
    Washington Post ^ | October 31, 2006 | Joby Warrick
    In December 2001, as the investigation into the U.S. anthrax attacks was gathering steam, coalition soldiers in Afghanistan uncovered what appeared to be an important clue: a trail of documents chronicling an attempt by al-Qaeda to create its own anthrax weapon. The documents told of a singular mission by a scientist named Abdur Rauf, an obscure, middle-aged Pakistani with alleged al-Qaeda sympathies and an advanced degree in microbiology. Using his membership in a prestigious scientific organization to gain access, Rauf traveled through Europe on a quest, officials say, to obtain both anthrax spores and the equipment needed to turn them...
  • Disturbing Video Shows Cop Whipping, Kicking His Own K-9 During a Raid

    09/01/2015 1:27:24 PM PDT · by Altariel · 70 replies
    Peoria, AZ — When a Peoria resident pulled out her cellphone to record police raiding a neighbor’s home, she never expected to what would happen next. The woman filming, who wishes to remain anonymous out of fear of police retaliating against her, said she pulled out her phone after she heard police say, “I know you’re in there, come out with your hands up.” What she saw next was animal abuse. The K-9 handler lets the dog run to the door and then, for an unknown reason, walks up and whips the dog with his leash. As if the leash...
  • Pundit's Death Marks End of An Era for Democrats

    07/03/2015 7:25:32 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 3, 2015 | Jonah Goldberg
    Ben Wattenberg died this week at the age of 81. He gave me my first job in Washington, as his research assistant at the American Enterprise Institute, a Washington think tank. (I returned to AEI as a fellow a few years ago, my office just a few doors down from where Ben used to work.) Ben was one of the last star pundits of what might be called the Old Order, before cable news and the Internet transformed the landscape. When everyone was rushing to CNN to shout at each other on "Crossfire," he launched a PBS show called "Think...
  • US Christian wears hijab for 40 days (Video)

    04/02/2015 8:32:35 PM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 17 replies
    bbc ^ | 4-2-2015
    Jessey Eagan is a Christian and a mother of two, who works as a children's director at Imago Dei Church in Peoria, Illinois. This year during Lent, she decided to wear a hijab. She kept a diary of her experience in a blog called #40DaysOfHijab, which is sparkling a debate both in the Christian and Muslim community.
  • Aaron Schock resigns

    03/17/2015 11:16:33 AM PDT · by Andy'smom · 103 replies
    Politico ^ | 3/17/2015 | Jake Sherman, Anna Palmer and John Bresnahan
    Illinois Rep. Aaron Schock is resigning his seat in Congress. The 33-year-old Republican has been dogged by questions about his spending of taxpayer and campaign dollars. On Monday afternoon, POLITICO posed a lengthy set of questions about charging the government and his campaign tens of thousands of dollars in questionable mileage reimbursements. Read more: http://www.politico.com/story/2015/03/aaron-schock-resigns-116153.html#ixzz3UfUrBF40
  • Star GOP Congressman Finances Lavish Life with Taxpayer Money (Aaron Schock)

    03/13/2015 10:03:13 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 47 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | March 13, 2015
    A popular Illinois congressman once considered a rising star in the Republican party is in deep trouble for reportedly using taxpayer money to fund an extravagant lifestyle that includes stays at luxurious hotels, world travel, expensive cars and private jet rides to concerts and pro sporting events. The lawmaker’s name is Aaron Schock and he’s only 33, but he’s a seasoned politician who should have known better than to use public funds as a personal piggy bank. For six years he’s represented a working-class district in Peoria, Illinois in the U.S. House. One national media report says he had a...
  • Democrat Leadership Jeopardy!

    03/06/2015 10:59:15 AM PST · by blueunicorn6 · 2 replies
    Nothing Better To Do | 6 March 2015 | blueunicorn6
    "I'll take 'Origin Of City Names' for 500, Alex." "The Saint that Saint Louis is named after." Beepbeepbeep "Harry Reid!" "What is Las Vegas, Alex?" "No, it's not Las Vegas." Beepbeepbeep "Nancy Pelosi!" "What is California, Alex?" "No, Nancy, California is a state. It's not a city." Beepbeepbeep "Joe Biden!" "What is orange, Alex?" "..........Honestly? You think there is a Saint Orange, Joe?" Beepbeepbeep "What is yes, Alex.?" "Joe, take your thumb off the buzzer." Beepbeepbeep "What is no, Alex?" "OK, Harry. Your thumb off the buzzer, too. I've never seen so many idiots." Beepbeepbeep "What is The State Department,...
  • Planning Another 9/11 - Sources: ‘Enemy Combatant’ Was Plotting New Round of U.S. Attacks

    06/24/2003 5:47:47 PM PDT · by freeperfromnj · 15 replies · 450+ views
    ABC News ^ | June 24, 2003
    June 24— The Qatari man designated an enemy combatant by the Bush administration was planning another Sept. 11 attack, sources told ABCNEWS. Ali Saleh Kahlah Al-Marri, 37, was deemed an enemy combatant by the Bush administration on Monday after officials said he was positively identified by an al Qaeda detainee as being part of a planned second wave of terror attacks on the United States. Government officials said they believed al Qaeda's top leadership sent Al-Marri to the United States to coordinate a new round of attacks. "Al-Marri was sent to the United States as a facilitator for other al...
  • Peoria, Illinois Mayor Orders Police Raid Over Parody Twitter Account

    04/19/2014 7:59:07 AM PDT · by Leaning Right · 28 replies
    Information Liberation ^ | 04/18/2014 | not given
    Police searched a West Bluff house Tuesday and seized phones and computers in an effort to unmask the author of a parody Twitter account that purported to be Mayor Jim Ardis. The account — known as @Peoriamayor on the popular social media service that limits entries to 140 characters — already had been suspended for several weeks when up to seven plainclothes police officers executed a search warrant about 5:20 p.m. at 1220 N. University St. Three people at the home were taken to the Peoria Police Department for questioning. Two other residents were picked up at their places of...