I have here Peoria’s City Directory from 1977 (don’t ask me why), and I thought you might enjoy some of the descriptions and predictions of Peoria from 28 years ago:
Population: 134,000 Area: 40 square miles Parks: 7,000 acres Airport: City is served by Ozark Air Lines, Continental Airlines, and chartered service by Byerly [...]
I was listening to WMBD this morning before work, and Greg and Dan were grappling with a question I’ve heard several times now about Hurricane Katrina and now Rita. I’ll paraphrase it here: “Are these hurricanes God’s judgement on the sinfulness of the people living/partying there?” That’s a pretty heady question to tackle on [...]
The City Council will be voting on a new fee a week from today (it’s actually on tonight’s agenda, but with a motion to defer until next Tuesday). Here’s the background information from the “request for council action”:
BACKGROUND: While reviewing the process for towing private vehicles, it was determined the Police Department had [...]
Upon further review, I’m going to do an about-face on my earlier comments about Pioneer Railcorp’s chances of winning their attempt to purchase the Kellar Branch.Â Apparently, if I’ve read some other Surface Transportation Board (STB) rulings correctly (and, seriously, who knows if I have?),Â an “offerÂ of financial assistance,” or “OFA,” can be made [...]
If the Cardinals lost the rest of their games this season and Houston won the rest of their games this season, the two teams would be tied. Since the Cardinals won the season series against Houston, the Cardinals would win the tie-breaker. So, technically, their magic number is one, but they’ve essentially won the [...]
Yes sir, only three more years until the Chicago Cubs can celebrate the 100th anniversary of the last time they won the World Series. Start planning now for the festivities! Let’s see, gotta get the Bartman pinata, the spit for the cursed-goat roast, a Harry Carey impersonator . . . .
I was going to respond to this in the previous post’s comments section, but I thought it deserved its own blog entry.Â I received this fair criticism of my last entry from an anonymous commenter: IÂ don’t think you’ve received any comments yet because this blog is opaque. Please boil this down to something [...]
Today, Central Illinois Railway (CIRY) filed with the Surface Transportation Board (STB) to abandon the Kellar Branch line. And today, Pioneer Industrial Railway (PIRY) filed with the STB to purchase the Kellar Branch. Just as I predicted.
As you may recall from my previous post, “Congress and the STB have adopted procedures that make [...]
I don’t know if any of you have been watching the confirmation hearings for John Roberts, but if you have, you know what I’m talking about. They must have said the phrase stare decisis (pronounced star’-ee dis-ice’-us) a million times this morning. Here’s a definition:
A Latin term meaning “to abide by decided cases”; [...]
Well, since I live in a different part of town now, I started looking for a good, neighborhood grocery store to support, so I went to Haddad’s for the first time. There I experienced something that I haven’t seen since I was a little kid: they bag your groceries and carry them to the [...]