At the city council meeting last night, Barbara Van Auken requested that the publisher of the Peoria Times-Observer be allowed to present his suggestion for a tribute to Betty Friedan.Â He suggested renaming Pioneer Parkway “Betty Friedan Parkway” because it’s a major thoroughfare and Friedan was a “pioneer” in the women’s rights movement.
I decided to go straight to the source and ask City Attorney Randy Ray what the status is of the cable franchise agreement. He was kind enough to write me back this evening:
We have a meeting scheduled with Insight next week. We hope to have an agreement by April 15. Our biggest local [...]
I drove 45 tonight through East Peoria, across the bridge, and up to the University Street exit and never encountered a worker, a lane reduction, or a dangerous situation to me or others at any time. Why is the speed limit still 45? I don’t mind driving slow when workers are present or there [...]
Jason Fry of the Wall Street Journal Online gives his opinion about the future of blogging. He covers everything from the number of blogs to blog measurement, including these recent Gallup poll results:
Beyond flat to declining blog traffic, it found just 9% of Internet users read blogs frequently, 11% do so occasionally, 13% [...]
PollyPeoria is sick of Gidwitz. I don’t blame her. But then, I don’t like any of the candidates for governor.
There are plenty of good reasons not to like Topinka. Here’s mine: she was the one who decided to give Jack Ryan the boot two years ago and import nutty Alan Keyes from Maryland [...]
Just saw this news on Reuters:
German utility RWE AG . . . is more likely to have an initial public offering (IPO) for its American Water unit than sell it to financial investors, its chief financial officer said on Thursday.
Klaus Sturany said at an analysts’ conference that an IPO was “still the [...]
I wonder what the status is of the city’s negotiations with Insight Communications for a new cable franchise agreement. Last June, the City hired the Varnum Riddering firm from Grand Rapids, Michigan, to help them negotiate a new agreement. The current agreement expires on April 15. It looks like these negotiations are not exactly [...]
Peoria made the Pittsburgh paper today.Â The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette’s “Morning File with Peter Leo” listed the winners in a Great Britain contest for the craziest parking tickets issued.Â After giving the five winners, including “Four cars in a funeral cortege [who] were ticketed for stopping while mourners paid their respects,” Mr. Leo turned to [...]