The Journal Star is reporting that some County employees are getting no raises next year, even as union workers get “substantial [pay] increases” and there seems to be plenty of money for non-essential projects and travel. To make matters worse, there’s this:
…while some elected officials won’t get a raise next year, it’s a [...]
The Issues Update this week included this tidbit of news about the parking lots at Riverfront Village. It looks like they’re going to be taking out the ticket booths and gates that have gone unused for the past four years:
The City owns and operates several parking lots on the Peoria Riverfront. These are [...]
Just before 5:00 today, I received the following press release from Alma Brown, Communications Manager for the City of Peoria, regarding animal control services:
Control of Animal services will officially be in the hands of Peoria County as of May 1, 2010. The City of Peoria will maintain responsibility for animal nuisance calls such [...]
Why do organizations skip Peoria and choose other cities to host their conventions?
The reasons were revealed by Sami Qureshi on WTVP’s public affairs program “At Issue” Thursday night. He should know. He’s the Holiday Inn City Centre’s General Manager, President of the Heart of Illinois Hospitality Association, and Secretary/Treasurer of the Peoria [...]
It’s been a month since former Peoria City Manager Randy Oliver was fired without cause from his job in Surprise, Arizona. When Oliver left Peoria, part of his severance agreement was that neither he nor the City could talk about why he left, including whether he resigned willingly or was asked to resign. No [...]
From the Journal Star:
Grenita Lathan has been granted that needed endorsement to take the helm as superintendent at Peoria School District 150 after all.
Despite state education officials saying Tuesday the process still was taking place and they had not received the supporting documentation needed to receive her certification, the endorsement was [...]
Good evening, and welcome to Peoria City Hall, Council Chambers. We’ve just said the Pledge of Allegiance and it’s time for the meeting to begin. It looks like all the council members and mayor are present. Remember that this post will be updated frequently throughout the evening, so if you’re following live, be sure to refresh your browser every so often to see the latest update.
Here’s the agenda for this evening:
Continue reading Liveblogging the City Council 4/27/2010
Tonight was the last District 150 Board of Education meeting that will be televised live on Comcast’s education public access channel 17. From now on the meeting will be broadcast a week delayed — and with the public comment period excised. It’s increasingly easy to see why the district would not want this portion [...]
Have you noticed that familiar logo on my sidebar? Yep, the Peoria Chronicle now has an official Facebook page, and you can become a fan! For those of you who live on Facebook, this is an easy way to be alerted whenever there’s a new post here on the Chronicle.
Since 2007, Amtrak and the Illinois Department of Transportation have been studying the feasibility of establishing a Peoria-Chicago train route. The report has been constantly delayed, pushed off one or two seasons at a time. Last time I checked, it was supposed to be released last fall. I recently e-mailed Mayor Ardis to ask [...]