October 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.

They should send this in to Leno….

At my parents’ church recently, they had a typo in the bulletin. It’s a real typo that really did somehow make it through unnoticed until after the printing was done. One of the hymns listed was the gospel classic, “When We All Get to Heave.”

What a difference an “n” makes.

Pray tell, what’s the big deal?

I can’t believe this story is on the front page of the paper. A group called Community Builders Foundation used the council chambers to hold a prayer meeting, and now a national organization called the Freedom From Religion Foundation has written a letter of complaint to Mayor Jim Ardis about it. They claim it’s […]

Congrats to the White Sox

I just watched the Chicago White Sox win the 2005 World Series, sweeping the wild-card Houston Astros.  As much as it pains me to say it, I don’t think even my beloved Cardinals could have beaten the White Sox this year.  They were awesome.   Congratulations to an impressive team that has been long overdue for […]

More evidence the Divisional Series is a bust

Fox is negotiating its contract to broadcast Major League Baseball games (their contract is due to expire after the 2006 season, but they get until the end of December this year to negotiate an extension).  As part of their negotiations, reports that Fox is seriously considering dumping the Divisional Series completely: Sources said Fox may want to give up […]

Life, Regulation, and the Pursuit of Happiness

The Journal Star has come out as a strong advocate of mandatory helmet use by motorcyclists, just as it has been strongly in favor of mandatory seat belt use in cars and trucks. You can read their argument on the editorial page today or by clicking here.

I, too, am an advocate of helmet […]

Mickey’s Secret

We went to the mall tonight, and I noticed they’ve rearranged some of the stores.  (By the way, the mall is looking really good overall — I especially like that they have an honest-to-goodness food court now!)    One of the more curious juxtapositions, however, has got to be placing Victoria’s Secret right next […]

Council Meeting looks interesting this week

I was reading the agenda for this Tuesday’s city council meeting, and it actually looks pretty interesting.  There will be a presentation from Ferrell Madden Associates on Form-Based Codes.  Sounds a bit arcane, but basically, our current zoning “primarily seeks to control land use and density,” whereas form-based coding “seeks to regulate the form […]

Is nothing sacred?

I couldn’t help but notice on the Peoria Police Department’s website that a several guys the past few months were picked up for solicitation in the 500 block of NE Madison, within one block of St. Mary’s Cathedral.  That has to be the epitome of shamelessness — picking up a prostitute in front of a […]

Have I mentioned how terrible FOX’s baseball coverage is?

During the NLCS (Houston Astros vs. St. Louis Cardinals), Fox broadcaster Thom Brennaman commented that Houston has never been to the World Series in the history of their franchise. Then, wanting to make the point that the Texas Rangers haven’t made it either, he said, “There has never been a World Series game played […]

When it counted, Astros played better baseball

Congratulations to the Houston Astros. In the National League Championship Series, they played better baseball than the Cardinals. They got the clutch hits and had superior pitching overall. The World Series will be a good competition with the White Sox.

That said, though, I still maintain that the whole wild card thing is patently […]