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Saturday event will benefit Rocky Glen. FRED

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rocky-glen-0021Rocky Glen and the Farmington Road Entertainment District will both be center stage Saturday with a Family Fun Day set from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The event will include hikes at Rocky Glen, which is Peoria's newest public park, and events and incentives scheduled at participating businesses along Farmington Road.

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Cassidy named Neumann Award winner

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Tim Cassidy, president of the Peoria Park District Board of Trustees, was named the winner of the 2012 Ray A. Neumann Tri-County Citizen of the Year Award.

Timothy-J.-CassidyThe Kiwanis Club of Peoria, which sponsors the award, presented it to Cassidy on Wednesday.

This is the 50th anniversary of the award, which is named for the late Peoria...


Rated PG: Big weekend in town; new writer introduced

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Paul GordonMemorial Day weekend, which is more or less then kickoff to summer, is always filled with revelry in Peoria. This year will be no different, with one rather cool exception.

On Thursday, beginning at 6 p.m., Adams Street between Liberty and Hamilton will be filled with people helping the effort to get Peoria named...


Rated PG: Pride in Peoria is loud and clear

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From my vantage point at the top of the Niagara park deck downtown, it was evident people who participated Thursday in the video shoot for the All-American City competition were having fun.

What struck me, though, was the pride that showed through the faces and the actions and the way everybody strutted while singing "Forever Young" as they made their way down Adams Street behind a pickup truck-borne camera and operator.

The sign...