“Hello, Mayor and City Council office.”
“Oh, I’m sorry, I thought I was calling the Peoria Cares number.”
“He’s off today, so it rolls over to us.”
“Okay, well, I was wondering if there was a problem with the City’s website today; I can’t get it to load.”
“I can give you [...]
On Wednesday, April 23, OSF Healthcare System filed suit in U. S. District Court (read the complaint here) against Dr. Joseph Banno and Peoria Day Surgery Center: three counts of racketeering and one count of consumer fraud and deceptive business practices.
There’s already bad blood between these two groups. In September 2006, Peoria Day [...]
Kirk Wessler gave his list of things he likes about Peoria in his article Sunday. He credits my “Be Positive About Peoria Day” post as his inspiration. I’m glad to see that catching on.
For all the irritating things about Peoria, there’s also a lot to like. Nowhere is that truer than sports [...]
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Terry Bibo writes an opinion column for the Journal Star, so I don’t begrudge her expressing her advocacy for converting the Kellar Branch rail line into a dedicated trail, even though I obviously disagree with her. But it does bother me when she says things like this, as if it were a fact:
A recent “Issues Update” from the city outlined the difficulty city staff is having getting participation in the Comprehensive Planning process from certain segments of the community:
COMPREHENSIVE PLAN SURVEY – PRELIMINARY RESULTS. As part of the Comprehensive Plan re-write process, the City made an online survey available to the public in order to [...]
It’s hard to believe, but my blog started three years ago — April 15, 2005, just a couple of days before my son was born. How time flies!
The last line of my first post was, “There’s always plenty to talk about in Peoria.” Hope you all are still enjoying the discussion.
The City’s Economic Development Department has been trying to drum up support for their newest riverfront plan, sometimes called the “Green Edge Plan.” In case you’ve forgotten, this is a plan to build a road along the riverfront from the RiverPlex north to Spring Street (and eventually further north to connect with Grandview Drive) [...]
From an invitation/press release:
Dear Neighborhood Associations and Fellow Peorians:
We are writing to invite you to a Pizza Party at Agatucci’s Restaurant to meet Darin LaHood, candidate for Peoria County State’s Attorney. Please join us for an evening of pizza and beverages and to hear from Darin regarding his plans to help improve [...]
“Well, I guess you can cut the arts as much as you want, Gene. Sooner or later, these kids aren’t going to have anything to read or write about.”
–Glenn Holland, “Mr. Holland’s Opus,” 1995
I went to Whittier Primary School this morning. My kids will be going there next fall (I’m sure District [...]