From a press release:
The Mayor and City Council are seeking public input into the 2009 budget. In previous years, public comment was limited, at least formally, to the night that the budget was adopted. This year, the Council has made it a priority to educate citizens on the budget and seek their priorities, [...]
U. S. Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) introduced the “Train Cars Act” (S.3360) on Tuesday in the Senate. The State Journal-Register explains what the bill proposes:
Durbin’s bill provides funding to encourage manufacturers currently supplying passenger rail cars overseas to open modern facilities here. And it provides a tax incentive for private domestic businesses to [...]
The Los Angeles Times reports:
A law that would bar fast-food restaurants from opening in South Los Angeles for at least a year sailed through the Los Angeles City Council on Tuesday…. The council approved the fast-food moratorium unanimously….
When the Peoria City Council was discussing a moratorium on payday loan establishments here, Gary [...]
Independent candidate for Congress Allan Stevo has filed suit in U.S. District Court (Springfield) against the Illinois State Board of Elections. Although he submitted over 7,200 valid signatures, the Board of Elections removed him from the ballot because he fell short of the statutory requirement of 10,285 signatures — “5% of the total number [...]
Have you seen “Museum Square” lately? Well, if you haven’t, maybe a look at this will inspire you to come downtown and take a look for yourself:
Yes, that’s right — these are the slogans that officials hope will “attract riverfront and Downtown visitors to the site and increase [...]
From a press release:
As the City Council begins another year of budget planning, we want to start the process by reaching out to the citizens of Peoria for input on where they would like to see their tax dollars invested.
Mayor Jim Ardis said, “It is vital that citizens have a voice in [...]
Billy Dennis admits he’s optimistic about Colleen Callahan’s chances of winning the 18th Congressional District seat in the U. S. House of Representatives this November:
Think about it: More than 700 people crowded into a basement of a tiny building on the outskirts of Kickapoo, Ill., to show their support for a woman whom [...]
It was only a matter of time, of course. But someone finally couldn’t resist the urge any longer and published the first “Bush plays Peoria” story of the day. Except they got the cliche wrong:
It’s the ultimate political cliche: “How’s it playing in Peoria?” President Bush will find out today.
No, no, no. [...]
Big family reunion this weekend, including my brother and nieces coming to stay at Peoria Chronicle Headquarters for a few days. So, I won’t have much time to blog. Hope you all have a great weekend! Feel free to use this post as (yet another) open thread to comment on whatever you’d like.
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