Documents Tagged ‘Peoria Journal-Star’

Matt Clark Recalls Richard’s Early Love for Performance

Archive Entry Date: 12/18/2005

A portrait of the young Richard, courtesy of his childhood friend Matt Clark

The View From Peoria: It’s Not Playing Well

Archive Entry Date: 6/30/1974

The Washington Post traveled to Peoria to take the pulse of the nation during the Watergate crisis

Black Peorians Dropout in Alarming Numbers

Archive Entry Date: 11/2/1964

By November 1964, a 77% high school dropout rate beset black Peoria - higher than Chicago and Springfield.

“The Negro Situation in Peoria”

Archive Entry Date: 10/12/1960

The PJ Star argued everyone was "somewhat to blame" for the high black drop-out rate