Caterpillar, Inc., sent the following letter to all City Council members on August 20, 2009:
To the City of Peoria,
While Caterpillar has long supported downtown revitalization efforts, the latest feasibility study for reworking the Washington Street (U. S. Route 24) corridor causes significant concern for pedestrian safety.
Caterpillar believes the U. S. Route [...]
The Journal Star reports that “The Civic Center Authority on Thursday approved an approximately $8 million 2010 fiscal year budget that calls for across-the-board 2 percent wage increases” (emphasis added).
So, let me see if I have this straight: The fire fighters won’t get a raise. And the library staff won’t get a [...]
The Journal Star reports that the Peoria Police Department, in cooperation with the State’s Attorney’s office, is rolling out a Drug Market Initiative/Intervention strategy here in Peoria. Although he’s not named in the article, this is the program developed by David Kennedy on which I reported back in March, with a follow-up article in [...]
As usual, I’ll be updating this post throughout the evening, so be sure to refresh if you’re following this live. Here’s tonight’s agenda for the Peoria City Council Meeting:
Continue reading Liveblogging the City Council 8/25/2009
Good morning! It’s Monday, August 24, and this week District 150 school kids go back to class. Mothers all over Peoria are rejoicing. In other news:
School Board member Rachael Parker is planning a run for Bud Sous’s Peoria County Board seat. The election is in 2010, and if elected, Parker would have to [...]
Here it is, folks: This is the place for all things KCDad. Here you can discuss communism, KCDad-style. Or you can discuss the teachings of Jesus as interpreted by KCDad. Perhaps you want to just sit and soak in the profound teaching of KCDad himself. This is the place. Now is the time.
It’s a beautiful day outside. Watch this classic Victor Borge act to get you laughing, then go outside and play:
You be the judge. Which sidewalk and curb do you think is in worse shape? (Both images are courtesy of Google Maps.)
Is it number 1:
Grundy Elementary School, Morton, Ill.
Or is it number 2:
Trewyn Middle School, Peoria, Ill.
If you picked number 1, then you probably work for the Illinois [...]
At the policy session Tuesday night, Finance Director Jim Scroggins was speaking and casually said something about a “$10 to $12 million deficit.” Councilman Sandberg stopped him mid-sentence after that and said, “Did you say $12 million?” Scroggins: “Ten to twelve.”
Can I just state the obvious here? The difference between ten and [...]
Today is registration day at District 150 schools. I know this because we’ve gotten three automated calls from District 150 (the last one coming in at 8 a.m.), plus multiple mailed notices. If anyone claims they didn’t know registration day was today, they either don’t have a phone or mail service, or they’re just [...]