September 2006
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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.

Too busy to blog

Sorry about the paucity of posts. My life’s been busier than normal lately and I just haven’t had much time to blog. Hopefully I’ll get back at it soon….

Dear PJS, thank you

Linda Fish is my first cousin, once-removed. For those of you not into genealogical terminology, that means that her mother and my grandmother were sisters. I didn’t really know Linda — her first tragic accident occurred when I was only eight years old — but her mother, my Aunt Dorothy, never fails to send […]

Good riddance, AMAZEum

The new choices for museum names have been released, and they’re about 1000% better than the previous ones. See if you don’t agree:

PORT OF EXPLORATION MUSEUM: The Peoria Center for Art, History, Science and Achievement ILLINOIS RIVER VALLEY MUSEUM: The Peoria Center for Art, History, Science and Achievement HEARTLAND CENTER: The Peoria Museum […]

Maybe this is why Schock and other Republicans aren’t signing on to HB 5766

A bill in the Illinois General Assembly, HB5766, would extend the current electricity rate freeze three more years (providing relief for Illinois families) and is supported by the Citizens Utility Board. However, our representative in the 92nd district, Aaron Schock, isn’t signed on as a co-sponsor, nor is any other Republican.

I’d like to […]

Impress with success, not new buildings

I understand the sentiment behind the Journal Star’s recent editorial about District 150. They say, “Somewhere in this debate, those children got lost. It is time for Peoria to find them again, for its own sake.”

I totally agree with that sentiment; I really do. I want to see the community pull together and […]

More budget talks tonight

The Peoria City Council will not have a regular business meeting tonight, but rather a special meeting starting at 5:00 to continue discussing departmental budgets. However, there are a couple of unfinished business items on the agenda (health care coverage and janitorial services).

The departments who will be discussing their budgets tonight are Legal, […]

Casual Comment II

Faithful reader Karrie suggested I also post when the Peoria Park District trustees’ terms expire. I think that’s a fantastic idea:

Timothy J. Cassidy 2007 Stanley P. Budzinski 2007 James A. Cummings 2007 Jacqueline J. Petty 2007 Roger P. Allen 2009 Robert L. Johnson, Sr. 2009 Matthew P. Ryan 2009

They’re not […]

Casual Comment

Just a reminder of when the District 150 School Board members’ terms expire:

Alicia Butler 2007 Sean Matheson 2007 Martha Ross 2008 Mary Spangler 2009 David Gorenz 2010 Jim Stowell 2011 Debbie Wolfmeyer 2011

Within the next three years, over half the board could change. It’s something to think […]

Renovation never seriously considered for Glen Oak School

The Word on the Street column today has an interesting segment on the need for a new building in District 150’s Woodruff attendance area:

The biggest question that taxpayers should demand an answer to is this: Does District 150 know for sure it needs a new building?

Because, according to Hinton himself, the district […]

“Marie” at 10 p.m.: Much ado about nothing

Steve Tarter writes about the “chilling effects of censorship that loom down the road,” as tacitly prophesied by WTVP’s decision not to air a special on Marie Antoinette until 10:00 p.m. due to “risque drawings and depictions of the Queen of France” that are shown.

Note that they’re still showing this program, just […]