Jim Maloof dead at 93

3:43 PM, Jan 21, 2013   |    comments
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PEORIA, Ill. (AP) - A former three-term mayor of Peoria has died at age 93.

Jim Maloof died Saturday at his home in Peoria. A son, Nick Maloof, says the former mayor was surrounded by his family when he died.

He was Peoria's mayor from 1985 to 1997 and was often called "the cheerleading mayor." He was involved the opening of St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Midwest Affiliate at Methodist Medical Center.

The family plans a memorial Friday at 7 p.m. at Riverside Community Church in Peoria. The service will be preceded by a visitation starting at 3 p.m. at the church.

There will be a Mass at St. Mary's Cathedral at 2 p.m. Saturday. Visitation will precede Mass, starting at 8 a.m. at the cathedral. The burial will be private.

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