Gee, I can hardly contain my excitement over news that downtown Peoria is going to get a new skywalk.
“We decided to move ahead with a skywalk project connecting 401 Water Street with buildings being renovated on Commercial Street,” said developer Kert Huber.
“It’s a $5 million to $6 million project. We’re doing this [...]
Freshman Congressman Aaron Schock is the second-fastest runner in Congress. The 27-year-old Schock was bested by 60-year-old Bart Gordon, a Democrat from Tennessee. Via the Murfreesboro Post:
Congressman Bart Gordon won the “Fastest Member of Congress” award in the Capitol Challenge Charity race, running the 3-mile course in under 19 minutes despite high winds [...]
District 150 has just released a statement (reprinted below) and a copy of the audit by Clifton Gunderson of the District’s Grade School Activity Funds.
DISTRICT STATEMENT – For Immediate Release – Wednesday, April 29, 2009
First, we need to clarify that Julie McArdle was not fired. Her contract was terminated without cause, pursuant [...]
As promised, Lindbergh Middle School Principal Julie McArdle filed suit against District 150 ( click here to read it) after being fired Monday — and it covers a lot more than just misappropriation of funds. The suit is filed against District 150, Superintendent Ken Hinton, Human Resources Director Tom Broderick, and Academic Officer Mary [...]
In the post office box of the Citizens for Responsible Spending, we anonymously received this memo purportedly from Caterpillar, dated April 9, 2009:
Build the Block: Peoria Riverfront Museum and Caterpillar Visitor Center Leader Talking Points (Peoria Area)
Caterpillar is pleased about the vote to move forward with Build the Block. We made a [...]
Suppose someone wanted to move out of Peoria County. Where would be the best place to relocate, while still staying near enough to work in Peoria? Take into consideration taxes, schools, etc.
Lindbergh Middle School principal Julie McArdle was fired tonight at a special meeting of the District 150 Board of Education. The story is on WEEK’s site, and more details are on Billy’s blog.
Since it’s a personnel matter, the District is not talking. However, McArdle’s lawyer, Richard Steagall, is saying the principal is actually [...]
I ran across this on (where else?) YouTube:
Now, wasn’t that a fun trip down memory lane? The times certainly have changed, but one thing hasn’t: “Getting the news is like fighting a battle.” Ain’t that the truth! And can you believe Tom McIntyre has been doing the news for the same channel for [...]
I recently spoke with District 150 interim comptroller Brock Butts about the $38,000,000 in working cash bonds the District wants to issue. He said the plan is to issue 15-year bonds, but hopefully pay them off early — possibly as quickly as five years. The bonds would be paid for by putting an additional [...]