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    November 08, 2017
    The Creve Coeur Club of Peoria is pleased to announce neoconservative political analyst and commentator William Kristol as the Keynote Speaker for the 120th Annual George Washington Day Banquet Wednesday, February 21 at the Peoria Civic Center.
    Mr. Kristol is best known as the founder and editor-at-large of The Weekly Standard, an influential journal of politics and ideas based in Washington, D.C. He can also be regularly seen sharing his political ideas on ABC’s This Week and on ABC special events and election coverage. He also appears frequently on other leading political commentary shows.
    Before starting The Weekly Standard in 1995, Kristol led the Project for the Republican Future, where he helped shape the strategy that produced the 1994 Republican congressional victory. Prior to that, Kristol served as chief of staff to Vice President Dan Quayle during the first Bush Administration, and to Education Secretary William Bennett under President Reagan.
    Tickets for the event are on sale now. They are $250 for members, $275 for non-members. For more information, call 672-2267.
    About the George Washington Day Banquet:
    The George Washington Day Banquet is one of the nation’s oldest celebrations of the founding President of the United States. It has attracted world-class speakers over the years, including Presidents Gerald Ford and George Bush, First Lady Barbara Bush, Senator John McCain, former new York Mayor Rudy Giuliani, Steve Forbes, and many others.