Peoria has designed an extraordinary outreach effort to encourage maximum community involvement and support for implementing the National Network's group violence reduction strategy to reduce gun crimes in our community. With the U. S. Attorney's Office, the State's Attorney and our law enforcement community, we are placing a laser-like focus on those who commit crimes with guns in Peoria and its impact on all of us.
You can get involved by joining the city-wide reading of David Kennedy's book "Don't Shoot" which will have weekly radio show discussions led by Mayor Jim Ardis, County State’s Attorney Jerry Brady and United States Attorney Jim Lewis.
Click here to listen to WCBU-FM 89.9 on the following dates:
Week 1: Introduction; Boston-Street Knowledge, Street Sense; Operation Ceasefire
1 p.m. Aug. 9
3 p.m. Aug. 12
Week 2: Building Out I; Baltimore: Politics, Resistance, Obstruction
1 p.m. Aug. 16
3 p.m. Aug. 19
Week 3: Across the Race Divide; High Point: Truthtelling and Reconciliation; Building Out II
1 p.m. Aug. 23
3 p.m. Aug. 26
Week 4: Stopping It; Cincinnati; Now
1 p.m. Aug. 30
3 p.m. Sept. 2
Additionally, there will be a public forum on August 29th at 7 p.m. at Riverside Community Church, located at 714 Hamilton Boulevard, with special guest speaker and author of the “Don’t Shoot” book, David M. Kennedy.