This came in the mail to me today from the Attorney General’s office:
February 26, 2010
RE: Open Meetings Act Request for Review — No. 5949
Dear Mr. Summers:
Thank you for submitting your Request for Review to the Public Access Counselor at the Office of the Illinois Attorney General pursuant to the Open [...]
There’s a new conflict in the museum soap opera. Here’s the skinny: the County wants to own portion of the Sears block on which the proposed museum would be built, but they don’t want to pay the City for it, and the City isn’t too keen on that idea.
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If you don’t read Emerge Peoria, you don’t know the latest news on the Charter School Initiative (they’ve chosen a principal, but are keeping it hush-hush), and you probably haven’t gotten a peek inside a classroom at Trewyn (warning: it’s disturbing). You should check them out.
It looks like the County, which has been trying feverishly to squander $40 million on a poorly-planned museum, took some time away from that project to potentially throw away another million:
Peoria County could temporarily pick up slack for the state of Illinois after preliminary approval to issue a $1 million line of credit [...]
State Sen. Dan Duffy’s bill to ban red-light cameras in Illinois (S.B. 2466) was assigned to a special subcommittee earlier this month. Now a date has been set for the subcommittee to meet: next Tuesday, March 2, 2010, at 6 p.m. According to a recent Christian Science Monitor article, “State Sen. Dan Duffy (R) [...]
I went to NBC’s official web page for Olympic coverage, hoping to see a replay of some of the events. Well, it turns out you can only watch those replays if you’re a cable subscriber–and not just a basic cable subscriber, either. So NBC, even before being purchased by cable giant Comcast, is now [...]
The Journal Star has a new story up, including interviews with Illinois Finance Authority members and the owner of the Holiday Inn City Centre. Kudos to reporter John Sharp for following up on this.
Good evening, and welcome to Peoria City Hall! Sorry I wasn’t able to liveblog last week’s special meeting. I had a scheduling conflict. I was disappointed that it was carried on neither WCBU nor cable channel 22, but more on that later. For now, it looks like all council members are present and accounted for, and ready to tackle this agenda (remember to refresh your browser often as I’ll be updating this throughout the evening):
Continue reading Liveblogging the City Council 2/23/2010
In January, hotel developer Gary Matthews appeared before the Illinois Finance Authority (IFA). According to their website, The IFA “is a self-financed, state authority principally engaged in issuing taxable and tax-exempt bonds, making loans, and investing capital for businesses, non-profit corporations, agriculture and local government units statewide.” The IFA is subject to the Open [...]
From a press release:
Mayor Jim Ardis will hold a news conference on February 23, 2010, at 1:30 p.m. The news conference will be held at the PeoriaNEXT Innovation Center (801 W. Main Street, Peoria). The Mayor will be joined by community leaders to discuss our efforts to submit an application to become a [...]