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Wednesday, December 2, 1998

Pressure overwhelms single mother of two

Panel to aid debt refinancing

Olympic star bears gold for Carver Center
Carla McGhee hopes her medal will inspire youth to greatness

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Kappa ordered to supply lounge with documents
Club seeking information in fight over liquor license

Juvenile facility could house advocacy center
Task force recommends group as next occupant of Gift Avenue building

District 150 alters high school grade-ranking system
Grades still weighted, but changes address fairness in rankings

Company being sued for industrial accident
Attorney general takes action after Oct. 11 incident caused an evacuation of homes

Coat, tie suits new sheriff for Tazewell County
Bob Huston brings change of pace to controversy-plagued office

Caterpillar key to funding downtown ballpark

AIDS activists want to break the silence
On World AIDS Day, voices speak out on deadly disease

Task force questions officer’s leaving
Reassignment not related to work on gang panel, state police officials say

Meeting on proposed grants sparks interest
Session lets public discuss mayor’s $1 million idea to trim tax increases

Mayor to decide if PHA will elect representative
Grieves can reappoint resident to board or call for election

Coroner: Relative saw body in house
Woman found dead last month probably died of pneumonia eight months earlier

Tuesday, December 1, 1998

Washington library board proposal draws a crowd
Plans for $1.6 million building generate support, opposition

Tazewell property tax rate could be raised
Proposed 1999 budget also would see higher government tax rate; vote set for Wednesday

St. Sharbel receives federal grant to add 70 apartments
Low-income senior housing complex will double in size

Some $50 bricks still not in place; new campaign to offer larger stones

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Foster parenting takes toll on budget
Mom does her best to care for youngsters who got a rough start

Christmas speaks volumes of mail
For post office, the most wonderful time of the year is undoubtedly the most exhausting

Canton doctor admits fraud, faces 15 years

Tazewell property tax rate could be raised
Proposed 1999 budget also would see higher government tax rate; vote set Wednesday

Smooth skies for airport under Carter
Director leaving legacy of progress in move to Moline

Psychiatrists: Gammon was paranoid schizophrenic
He shot, killed his father after long bout of irrational thoughts, doctors conclude

New background checks old hat in Illinois
Federal changes now in effect have been state law since 1992

Library Board considers revenue sharing
Fondulac board favors idea of East Peoria subsidy

Candidate interviews for superintendency
Michigan educator first to meet with District 150 board

Monday, November 30, 1998

The science behind the new foods
Consumers have benefited from work of USDA’s ag labs

Route 150-Little Farm Creek bridge open

Nativity awaits men bearing gifts
Donors to fund replacement of the battered, wind-torn scenes are scarce

Mother Teresa statue family's act of giving
Woman wants to give something back to diocese

Love of pets moves Christmas Fund donor

Grieves glad to help river rescue
He's converting his farmland into forest and grassy fields

It's the most illuminating time of the year in EP
Folepi's Winter Wonderland works its magic once again

Grieves hopes council buys plan
Council will hear funding proposal that won't raise taxes or please everyone

Expanding river locks too costly: report

Sunday, November 29, 1998

Total Christmas Fund contributions for the day: $3,130.

Little bugs living large
Entomologist hopes recent movie will prompt renewed fascination with crawling creatures

Edison Project

Saturday, November 28, 1998

Yule like festive downtown
Santa, carolers help mayor and shops kick off the season

Time capsule contributions lacking so far
Float promoting idea in parade didn’t collect a single item

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Making living out of cans gets tougher %by%CLARE HOWARD%endby%

It's ho-ho-no snow for this year's parade
Santa still appears as crowd of 100,000 lines Peoria's streets

Growers ready to send trees home
Many people cut their own Christmas tree, others buy from lots

Dig out a T-shirt: < +1 >It's summer again
Higher-than-normal temperatures should continue over the weekend

Children’s Home board pursues merger
Peoria-based agency, Chicago-based one may join forces

Busy shopping day also brings out protesters

Where to find a fresh tree

National ad sales take toll on small TV stations
Decline in revenue among the reasons WHOI-TV canceled morning news show

1998 Santa Claus Parade award winners

Friday, November 27, 1998

Single mom copes with illnesses
Woman's ill health makes life difficult for her and her son

Put piece of Peoria on your tree this year

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Hundreds help to get holiday meals on tables
400 to 500 volunteers deliver Mission's Thankgiving dinners

Gift of giving is a life lesson %subhead%Lending a hand Thanksgiving Day teaches children how to be less greedy

Reborn Ozark Air Lines to bypass central Illinois
Airline gave Peoria its first jet service but plans no return

Ozark and Peoria

Thursday, November 26, 1998

Working the mall takes some planning
Experienced shopper has advice for post-Thanksgiving retail rush

Second airline ready to fly jets to Chicago
American Eagle follows route of United Express

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Home, health, happiness: Though Thanksgiving has become associated with over- eating and football, the holiday’s genesis was gratitude.

Helping hand sometimes all it takes to change a life
Woman wants others to know they can make real difference

Gammon won't serve prison time in killing
Bench trial finds Eureka man not guilty by reason of insanity in father's death

EP districts will consider mayor's idea
Grants from city might help schools, park district, library keep levies lower

Donor gift adds extra meaning to this day
St. Francis sister provides kidney, rib for another

Motorist in wreck avoids prison
Sleeping driver had been charged with reckless homicide

Fired employee drops suit against District 150
McDaniels hopes talks will rid record of discharge







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