June 2005
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  • Karrie E. Alms: Amazing insight into the world of politics awaits any reader at pibgorn … from a Demon’s...
  • Tony: Homefield is Dynegy. Dynegy is Ameren. There Charging You twice for the same energy. Do you really thihk $.04...
  • SouthEnder: Also does anyone remember the Velvet Freeze located on Jefferson St, up the street from the Warner Homes....
  • Eric Pollitt: I flew economy class to Hong Kong for Christmas vacation, which is a 14 hour flight. When I got back...
  • Mike: Homefield has been sold to dynery. Google dynegy scandal to see who your new parent is. If this upsets you give...
  • mortified: Fun while it lasted. Godspeed!
  • aaron: your blogging will be missed but i know that your spirit of fairness will remain alive in your other...
  • Jon: CJ, your blog was a revelation and an inspiration. You have a wonderful talent that is an asset to the...
  • Billy Dennis: Of course the Chronicle is done: Screw you. The Chronicle is one of the best researched blogs...
  • Paul Wilkinson: CJ, am sorry you have ended your blog. It was well done. It seems many have given up as we keep...
  • Sharon Crews: Your voice is definitely needed in this community. Thanks for all your insights.
  • emergepeoria: Your blog is great resource to research Peoria issues. I hope you leave it up.
  • BucketHead: I was not suggesting that, I believe the both of you had very strong common sense and that lead to your...
  • C. J. Summers: Without anonymity, there is no courage among my detractors. Take a look back at the wide variety of...
  • Of course the Chronicle is done: Without Sandberg to give stores to the Chronicle there is no Chronicle.

East Bluff Scuffle

Isn’t this a lovely neighborhood? Notice how the homes are nicely kept, the sidewalks are in good repair, and there’s a mailbox on the corner. Nice car & family, too, incidentally. It’s the kind of neighborhood you’d love to move into, isn’t it? Want to know where it is?

It’s the 500 […]

Childhood, Technology, and Changing Times

I was listening to the Morning Show on WMBD (it used to be the 3-D morning show, but they canned Doc and added Greg, so I don’t know what they call it now… the “G-D Morning Show,” perhaps?), and they were talking about the good old days when people used to be closer to their neighbors, […]

Amending the Fifth

Get your erasers out, everyone.  The court last week decided to erase “public” from the fifth amendment’s so-called “takings clause.”  If you get a chance, you should read the entire dissenting opinion, written by Justice Sandra Day OÂ’Connor.  It’s a masterpiece.  Here’s just a short quote, however that more or less summarizes the […]

Catching Up

So, I haven’t been blogging for a few days.  No excuses.   Let’s see, Durbin apologized again after Mayor Daley took him to task for his comments.  He’s really sorry now, apparently.  The tears were a nice touch.   Congress restored the $100 million in funding that Republicans tried to cut from the Corporation for Public […]

Jackie’s Birthday

Well, Jackie’s birthday was last week.  She turned five.  She raked in the presents, just like Maggie did last month.  But, being older, she got one big present from her Mom and Dad:  a shiny, brand-new bicycle — with training wheels.  It’s a pink and purple Schwinn, and she loves it.   When I […]


I took the family to Vonachen’s Old Place (VOP) last night for dinner, and let me tell you — the employees are b-i-t-t-e-r!  And who can blame them, since owners Mercedes Restaurants have given them a week’s notice that they’re closing for the summer.  Now that other businesses are done hiring for the summer […]

Good Job: WCBU, WOAM

In tribute to the great job Jonathan Ahl does on his WCBU program “Outside the Horseshoe,” the city council defeated a motion to move the council meeting start time back 15 minutes to 6:00.  That move would have caused the cancellation of Ahl’s much-liked interview program that airs every Tuesday night at 6:00 when there’s […]

Don’t cut funding for public broadcasting

What hath man wrought–and how will man use his inventions? The law that I will sign shortly offers one answer to that question. It announces to the world that our Nation wants more than just material wealth; our Nation wants more than a “chicken in every pot.” We in America have an appetite […]

Why not put MWL All-Stars on TV?

Tonight is the Midwest League All-Star Game, which is in Peoria for the first time since 1992. It starts with a home-run derby at 6 p.m., followed by the first pitch at 7 p.m. Here’s the roster for tonight’s game. When the Chiefs played their first game at the new O’Brien Field, it was […]

Tear down White School and build… another school?

I was reading the paper the other day, and I happened to notice this article, which is mainly about putting “mini-parks” within the Med-Tech District. But toward the end of the article, it says this:

In other business, the commission discussed recent talks with Peoria School District 150 to allow for construction […]