As another year draws to a close, this is a good time to say thanks. Thanks for reading, for commenting, for discussing. I really enjoy the conversations in this virtual living room where we gather and talk about the issues of the day. I’m looking forward to more of that in 2008. Stop by [...]
I was talking with my father-in-law recently and we got on the subject of WTVP. I asked him if he was going to pledge any money to help “Save Our Station.” No, he said. He likes public television, but since he subscribes to cable, he’s confident he’ll continue to get PBS programming even if [...]
PeoriaIllinoisan has compiled a review of 2007 in the blogosphere. I was thinking of doing something similar, but he beat me to it, and I couldn’t have done it better myself anyway. Check it out!
The Chicago Tribune has released its predictions for 2008. Here’s what they’re predicting for the Cubs’ 100th anniversary of their last World Series win:
Hoping to end a 100-year championship drought, the Cubs will head into September with a six-game lead in the Central Division — before a downward spiral that will conjure up [...]
I just read over at Jonathan Ahl’s blog that Randy Oliver is definitely looking for another job, although he and his wife deny it.
Jonathan doesn’t link to it, but here’s the article from The Dallas Morning News which reports that McKinney, Texas, has hired a new city manager. The new manager isn’t Randy [...]
Nasir Salim has found a creative way around the smoking ban. The Chicago Tribune reports that Salim “owns four Dhuwan hookah [Middle Eastern water pipe] lounges in Chicago and the suburbs that all opened within the last two years.”
He said that all four would serve only prepackaged food and soft drinks after [...]
Hope everyone had a merry Christmas. I’m taking a vacation day today. So, here’s an open thread where you can share what Christmas presents you got from Santa, or whatever else you’d like to talk about. Happy new year!
Christmas Broadcast: If you’d like to see what I’ve been working on this month, just watch WEEK-TV on Christmas Eve at 10:30 p.m. or Christmas Day at noon to see the annual Grace Family Christmas broadcast. JammSammich Reunion: As some of you know, I used to be the keyboard player in the local [...]
City Manager Randy Oliver updated city council members this week on plans to form a committee to look at the feasibility of building a trail alongside the Kellar Branch rail line:
Representatives of the City, Park District, Peoria Heights, and TriCounty Regional Planning met with Central Illinois Rail and Pioneer Rail in separate meetings [...]
Today, the City of Peoria unveiled its much-talked-about new website. Take a look at it and tell me what you think.
My initial thoughts: It looks a lot better than the old one. The RSS feeds are very nice. From a coding standpoint, the Peoria County website is more sophisticated, but the city’s site [...]