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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.

Henry Holling is the interim city manager

The Peoria City Council met in special session tonight to name former Caterpillar executive Henry Holling the interim city manager. He is scheduled to start work Feb. 3, but will not assume the duties of interim city manager until the close of business on Feb. 15, which is Randy Oliver’s last day. He will […]

The Center for Prevention of Abuse outraged by portrayal of sexual assault victims

I received this press release today:

PEORIA, IL—The CENTER for PREVENTION of ABUSE believes that all persons deserve the right to live free from violence, regardless of “collateral” issues.

In recent news articles and coverage of the arrest(s) of Monterius Hinkle, it has been suggested by local leadership that female victims of violence are […]

State of the City address

You can read a copy of Mayor Ardis’s “State of the City” address by downloading a PDF copy of it from the city’s website.

What to think about Holling

I don’t know Henry Holling. All I know is what I read in the papers. And there’s a doozy of an article in the paper today.

It’s been previously reported that Holling is being considered for interim city manager after Randy Oliver leaves on February 15. It has also been reported that Holling was […]

Zoning commissioners, council members skip LDC training

There was a big flap last November when the Zoning Commission (and subsequently the City Council) undercut the new Land Development Code (LDC) for the Heart of Peoria Plan area by approving a special use request from St. Ann’s Church against city staff’s recommendation. Staff had recommended that the architecture of the proposed building […]

Peoria Comprehensive Plan online

From a news release:


The City of Peoria is launching the second phase of public participation in the Comprehensive Plan process with the launch of the web page and online survey.

The Comprehensive Plan serves two major functions for a community. First, it sets an […]

Upcoming Events

A couple of important dates for your calendar:

Blogger Bash tonight at Buffalo Wild Wings near the Shoppes at Grand Prairie. Billy has the details.

JammSammich Tenth Anniversary Concert is this Saturday, Feb. 2, at Crusen’s on War Memorial Drive. Show starts at 8:30. Believe me, if you like live music and especially […]

Plans for analog holdout thwarted by dying TV

I had it all planned out. I was going to be the digital television holdout. I already reserved a coupon for a digital-to-analog converter box so I could keep using my TV to get over-the-air broadcasts well past the February 2009 cutoff for analog signals.

I like being non-conformist in some ways. I don’t […]

Monday Open Thread

What’sMobile Kuzen – Free ringtones, metro pcs ringtones wallpaper, free themes, free downloads for Siemens, Nokia, Sony Ericsson and Motorola mobile phones. on your mind? Leave a comment and get some discussion started!

All right, we’ll call it a draw

I feel like I’m caught in a Monty Python movie every time I read a story like this.

David Pittman, the Vice President of Recreation Trail Advocates, says the recent use of the [Kellar Branch] rail line should not sway people against the trail.

In other words, the STB’s decision to allow both […]