Not a very impressive performance by the World Series Champion St. Louis Cardinals. Hampered by poor pitching and many injuries, they couldn’t even muster a winning season in 2007. But, on a positive note, they did end the season with a five-game winning streak, including a sweep of the Pirates.
But the Cardinals are [...]
Little new was discussed at last night’s community forum on where to locate District 150′s planned new school(s). But I had to chuckle when district treasurer Guy Cahill explained why the existing buildings couldn’t be fixed up. He said that the buildings had been evaluated and determined to cost more to repair than to [...]
My week has been really busy, and I haven’t had much time to blog. But feel free to comment on whatever is on your mind in the meantime.
Also, don’t forget that tonight at Irving School there’s another public meeting on where District 150 should build their replacement school(s).
The city council on Tuesday tacitly approved Craig Hullinger’s request to pursue his plan to put townhouses and a street between the Riverplex and Spring Street near the river. (Councilman Sandberg voted against having Hullinger spend his time on that project because he would like to see other projects that we’ve already started come [...]
I’m not inherently opposed to expanding the 4 a.m. liquor license area, which is on the council’s agenda for tonight. But the two proposals on the table — one from the liquor commission and one from the police department — have flaws.
The proposal from the liquor commission is a transparent attempt to grant [...]
At first glance, putting urban townhouses along the riverfront between the Riverplex and Spring Street seems like a crazy idea. But is it so crazy that it just might work?
I stopped by the Economic Development department and took a look at their proposal for this stretch of land. It would only displace [...]
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I’m looking forward to watching the new documentary by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick, “The War.” It’s a seven-part series that starts tonight at 7 p.m. on PBS. Watch it and maybe we can discuss it here on the blog. There’s a viewer’s guide (PDF) available, too, and here’s an excerpt about the first [...]
City Manager Randy Oliver has been looking for ways to save the city money, much to the chagrin of some council members. He suggested outsourcing the city’s Fleet Management services — the mechanics who maintain and repair the city’s many and various vehicles, like fire engines and snow plows. This caused several council members [...]
Kudos to HOI News for asking the Peoria Police Department about the effectiveness of their surveillance cameras. I was pleased to see they got reaction from Officer Ann Ruggles, the police department’s spokesperson. I e-mailed Ofc. Ruggles with my questions about the cameras Thursday morning and have yet to receive a reply.
They also [...]