“This is my favorite time of year,” my daughter informed me tonight in a quiet voice, as if she didn’t want anyone but me to hear. We were trick-or-treating, and she had just gotten some more of her favorite candy at one of the houses in our neighborhood.
Halloween is a nice time [...]
I am on vacation this week, so blogging will be very light (if I blog at all). That means I will not be liveblogging Tuesday’s City Council meeting. However, you can watch it on Comcast Cable Channel 22, or listen to it on WCBU-FM 89.9. WCBU also streams their audio over the internet.
Diane Vespa has a post up on her blog detailing what appears to be a clear violation of District 150 policy regarding paid administrative leave.
Board policy 5:240 states that a “professional employee” can be suspended with pay “during an investigation into allegations of disobedience or misconduct,” but, “no suspension with pay shall [...]
It was only last August that the Journal Star raised subscription rates to $19.50 per month. Shortly after that, the paper started getting thinner. Sections that used to have six pages only had four, for example. Then in January 2009, they gave pink slips to five reporters.
So, of course, the Journal Star is [...]
The Public Building Commission is worried. They still have $30 million more in bonding capacity, and they might not get to spend it if District 150 doesn’t get its act together soon.
You may recall that the Public Building Commission (PBC) was established in 1955, but school districts used it so much in the [...]
Flashback: December 1, 2006. A major snowstorm hit Peoria and crippled the city for days.
Picture courtesy of weatherphotography.net.
The next month, the city was “investigating ways to improve their current snow-removing plan.” They decided to collaborate with Caterpillar and make their improvement efforts a Six Sigma project. The results of that project were [...]
On October 1, Associate Judge Katherine Gorman dismissed without prejudice the trespassing lawsuit brought against Second District Council Member Barbara Van Auken, District 4 County Board Representative Andrew Rand, and City Historic Preservation Commissioner Sid Ruckriegel by the Sigma Nu Fraternity and Caleb Matheny.
While the ruling allows 28 days for the complaint [...]
The “Wonderful Development” (that’s what City Attorney Randy Ray called proposed downtown Marriott project when the City was still keeping it a closely-guarded secret) has yet to meet any of the deadlines in its redevelopment agreement with the City. The most recent Issues Update gives the details:
REDEVELOPMENT AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE CITY OF PEORIA [...]
I just have a minor quibble about this article from the Journal Star:
Putting a new piece in the latest lifestyle trends puzzle, Cullinan Cos. LLC said Thursday it will build upscale apartments within walking distance [emphasis added] of The Shoppes at Grand Prairie. Ground was broken this week on the Apartments at Grand [...]