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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.

Local groups oppose con-con for Illinois

A number of local groups came out against a constitutional convention yesterday.

Representatives with the Peoria Area Chamber of Commerce, the League of Women Voters of Greater Peoria, the Illinois Federation of Teachers and the Labor Council of West Central Illinois gathered Monday at Peoria City Hall to voice their disapproval with a […]

Museum showcases plans for “The Street”

From a press release:

Peoria Riverfront Museum’s “The Street” to Innovatively Capture the Region’s Colorful History

Peoria – The Peoria area’s history will surprise, educate and entertain you. Peoria Riverfront Museum collaborators proved that point today as they revealed details of The Street, a major, ever-changing gallery designed to bring to life the Peoria […]


The bailout bill vote in the House of Representatives was 205-228; motion failed.

Hallelujah. Whatever the solution to the housing crisis is, this bill wasn’t it. I never thought it would fail, but I’m happy it did.

Imagine Peoria

When Calgary (a city in Alberta, Canada) wanted to develop a 100-year vision for the city, they asked their citizens for help, and over 18,000 participated. Through many and various methods, they asked residents five questions that they call “appreciative inquiry questions.” I heard about all this on a public radio show called Smart […]

Imagine Peoria: Question #1

The first question is: What do you value about Peoria?

Imagine Peoria: Question #2

The second question is: What is it like for you to live here?

Imagine Peoria: Question #3

The third question is: What changes would you most like to see?

Imagine Peoria: Question #4

The fourth question is: What are your hopes and dreams for the next 100 years?

Imagine Peoria: Question #5

The fifth and final question is: How can you help make this happen?

When should city hold National Night Out?

The City of Peoria wants your feedback on when to hold its annual National Night Out Against Crime next year. The national organization holds the event the first Thursday in August, but this year the city held the event in September, when temperatures are cooler.

The survey can be accessed from the City’s website […]