Ongoing Illinois Speaks Meetings

In Golconda & Vienna, IL: 

Image from August 27, 2019 Peoria Illinois Speaks session with Nikki Romain
Both of these are from Peoria’s Illinois Speaks from August 27, 2019, featuring guest speaker Nikki Romain and entitled “Inspiring and Empowering our Community through the Arts.” Learn more about Nikki Romain.

Every second Tuesday of the month @ 6pm.
Alternating monthly between Golconda’s Riverview Mansion Hotel (222 S. Columbus Ave) and Vienna Diner (511 East Vine Street).

Next meeting: Tuesday, January 14th in Golconda.
Topic: 2020 Goals for the Group

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Facilitated by Sandra Pfeifer (

In Peoria, IL:

Every fourth Tuesday of the month @ 6pm. Discussions held at Peoria Public Library – Lakeview Branch (1137 W Lake Ave, Peoria, IL 61614).

Next meeting: Tuesday, January 28th
Topic: “What Would You Do? When To Step In and When to Walk Away”

Facilitated by Roberta Koscielski (; presented in partnership with Peoria Public Library

In South Shore, Chicago, IL:

On hiatus until February

Presented in partnership with the Neighborhood Network Alliance. For more information, contact Val Free (

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