I think my readers know that I’m no fan of Aaron Schock. But seriously, is this the best his Democratic challenger can do?
Congressional candidate Colleen Callahan is criticizing her opponent Aaron Schock for spending too much time fundraising, being “AWOL” and not responding to issues.
Apparently, Callahan cut-and-pasted Karen McDonald’s “Word on the […]
In November 2007, the city council approved a plan called The Peoria Urban Living Initiative. The goal of the initiative is to attract homeowners back to the Heart of Peoria. According to Chris Setti, the city’s Six Sigma black belt in charge of this project, “it has been a collaboration of the City, Caterpillar, […]
You may recall that the Regional Superintendent of Schools, Gerald Brookhart, stated recently that District 150’s plan to shorten Wednesdays by 90 minutes each week conforms to the State’s school code. Well, apparently the Illinois State Board of Education sees things differently.
The school code requires students to receive a minimum of five […]
Democratic Presidential nominee Barack Obama gave a speech all about patriotism today. You can read it here.
My reaction: Who cares? Can we talk about something relevant?
Obama says at the outset that the topic of patriotism “is worth considering…because the question of who is – or is not – a patriot all […]
What’s on your mind today? Step up on the soapbox and tell us all about it.
I thought the same thing as Billy Dennis when I first read the HOI News report of Regional Superintendent of Schools Dr. Gerald Brookhart’s take on District 150’s latest plan to shorten Wednesdays for most primary schools: “Brookhart approves of a plan he hasn’t seen yet.”
The Regional Superintendent of Schools says this plan […]
Peoria Public Schools Superintendent Ken Hinton spoke to the West Bluff Council this past Thursday night to discuss his plans for a new math, science, and technology academy on the west bluff. Whereas original plans were to build that academy near Main Street in the Renaissance Park district, Hinton stated that the school district […]
Someone asked me what Kevin Lyons and Darin LaHood thought of the Supreme Court’s second-amendment ruling, so I asked them. So far, I’ve only received a response from LaHood; if and when I get a response from Lyons, I’ll post it as well. Here’s what Darin had to say:
I think it is a […]
The Chicago Tribune reports that Mayor Daley is “angry” over the Supreme Court’s interpretation of the Second Amendment to the Constitution. He
called the Supreme Court’s overturning of the Washington D.C. gun ban “a very frightening decision” and vowed to fight vigorously any challenges to Chicago’s ban.
The mayor, speaking at a Navy Pier […]
From the Supreme Court of the United States, in a 5-4 ruling handed down today:
1. The Second Amendment protects an individual right to possess a firearm unconnected with service in a militia, and to use that arm for traditionally lawful purposes, such as self-defense within the home. Pp. 2–53.
(a) The Amendment’s […]