Have you seen a commercial like this one lately?
In this ad, which I got online, it lists Tennessee senators, but I’ve seen this same ad locally (frequently) with Illinois senators listed. It leaves you with the impression that some nefarious “special interests” are sabotaging a chance to lower our cable bills [...]
Carver Lumber recently wrote the Surface Transportation Board (STB) and pleaded with them to let Pioneer Industrial Railway provide them service over the Kellar Branch. It’s technically called a petition for “Alternative Rail Service.” The idea is that everyone is kind of in limbo waiting for the STB to rule on whether service over [...]
To follow up my earlier post, remember when they wanted to rename the Peoria Chiefs? They had all kinds of ridiculous-sounding names, and everyone wrote in “Chiefs.” Guess what? They stuck with “Chiefs.” I wish we could do that with the Peoria museum. As a recent commenter pointed out, that’s what everyone is going [...]
The Journal Star reports this morning that District 150 has filed their response to Kay Royster’s allegation that she was terminated as Superintendent due to racial discrimination. You can read the full reply by clicking here (PDF file).
Of most interest to me was that they denied the most damaging claim (in my opinion) [...]
WMBD 1470 has the scoop on proposed names for the new museum. Here they are:
ExploraSphere Museum AMAZeum Port of Exporation Museum Museum on the Square
Noticeably absent: “Peoria” and “history.” These names illustrate my main criticism of the museum. From any of those names, do you know what this museum is supposed to [...]
The Journal Star reports this morning that Dunlap schools (District 323) have added 167 new students this year. More students means more federal dollars; it also means more people are moving into the Dunlap School District, bringing more property tax revenue into the system. Dunlap School Superintendant Jeanne Williamson is quoted as saying, “I [...]
The Blogger Bash last night was fun. It occurred to me, as I was telling my wife who all was there, that I was the only non-pseudonymous blogger present. Those attending: PeoriaIllinoisan, Mapgirl, Emtronics, Eyebrows McGee, and me. It was like going to a secret superhero party where everyone has their masks off. “Hey! [...]
It’s a month with five Tuesdays, so you know what that means: Blogger Bash!
Yes, my sources tell me that the Bash will be at Castle’s Patio Inn on Loucks tomorrow night at 6:00 p.m. This is a little earlier than usual, so all you wise early-to-bed people should be able to make [...]
Former Peoria resident and mayor Bud Grieves has this dire warning for Peorians in his letter to the editor of the Journal Star yesterday:
If we fail to attract an increasingly mobile and demanding work force, our fine hospitals, Caterpillar and others will look for greener pastures, and Peoria will wither and die.
Well, another Emmy awards show has come and gone, and once again I’ve been passed over for “Best Editor of a Local Paid Religious Broadcast.” When, oh when, will the academy recognize my work?!