The U.S. Census Bureau released its 2006 population estimates this month, and the big news (via the Journal Star) is that Peoria has dropped from fifth- to seventh-largest city in Illinois:
The top 10 cities in the state ranked by population are: Chicago, Aurora, Rockford, Naperville, Joliet, Springfield, Peoria, Elgin, Waukegan and Cicero.
All the newspaper media in town are singing with one voice now.
The Journal Star is reporting that GateHouse Media Inc., which recently acquired the Journal Star, is also buying up TimesNewspapers, publishers of the Peoria Times-Observer and the other local weeklies.
The Peoria Chronicle and other local blogs are still independently-owned and [...]
Last Friday was my oldest daughter’s birthday, and on Saturday I took her to see the Nancy Drew movie. First, we went to Nova Cinemas (formerly Landmark Theaters) just before noon to catch the 12:05 showing. Nova has a deal where it’s only $4 per person to get in, and they have a “popcorn [...]
On the council’s agenda tonight is a request by the residents on West Melbourne Avenue for some ornamental lighting. What’s interesting to me is that this request was approved by the Board of Local Improvements on June 19, 2003. That’s a full four years ago. Why does it take four years for something like [...]
Someone recently asked to see Peoria’s homicides plotted on a map. I had mentioned that would take some time; well, as it turns out, the police already have such a map, and it was included in the agenda for tonight’s council meeting. It shows not only homicides, but also “aggravated discharge of a firearm” [...]
The Heart of Peoria Commission will meet this Friday, June 29, in the Twin Towers Suite 402 (front meeting room) to discuss this agenda:
1. CALL TO ORDER
2. APPROVAL OF MINUTES OF MAY 25,2007 – attached
3. CITY COUNCIL ACTION ON STATUS OF HEART OF PEORIA COMMISSION – deferred until July 24,2007, see [...]
The Peoria City Council has a library liaison. It used to be John Morris, but since he’s left the council, there’s a new liaison: Gary Sandberg. An inspired choice, if you ask me, considering they’re planning to spend a whole bunch of taxpayer money on capital improvements.
Today’s Word on the Street gives a [...]
This post is really a continuation of a conversation that started here with my post about China’s recent weaponization of space, and continued over at Knight in Dragonland’s site. Now I’m bringing it back over here because my response is essentially a new post in and of itself.
To set this up, I’m [...]
The Heart of Peoria Commission meeting scheduled for tomorrow has been canceled and we are in the process of rescheduling. It will most likely be either next Friday (6/29) or the following Friday (7/6), or possibly both. As soon as we get everyone’s schedules coordinated, I’ll post the new meeting date(s) here.