I don’t often think about the medium of blogging; I’m usually focused on the message. But tonight, I’ve been thinking about blogging itself, and thinking seriously about a question that many people have asked, dismissively for the most part: What good is blogging? Isn’t it a waste of time?
If you were to ask [...]
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Peoria Police Chief Steve Settingsgaard recently updated City officials on the results of his efforts to quell gun violence. So far, it’s going well:
[P]lease see attached hot spot maps relative to our current task force initiative. We are 14 days into the task force so I [...]
I’m sure you all figured it out, but I’m not liveblogging the city council meeting tonight. It’s on WCBU this evening and Comcast cable channel 22. I’ll comment on it sometime in the next few days.
Ever wonder how our elected officials could make such terrible decisions? My father-in-law has his own hypothesis. He says it can all be explained by game theory.
He uses the Firefly fiasco as an example:
If a council person votes against loaning money to Firefly and Firefly succeeds, voters will think the council person [...]
The ad hoc committee looking at the City’s sign ordinance meets once a month, and their July meeting is on the 27th. Here is the agenda:
SIGN REVIEW COMMITTEE MEETING TUESDAY, JULY 27, 2010 456 FULTON STREET, SUITE 402 10:00 AM
AGENDA DISCUSSION OF MARYSVILLE, WASHINGTON MUNICIPAL SIGN CODE COMPARISON DISCUSSION OF SIGN AREA [...]
I received the following press release today from Bradley University:
Jay Leno will headline Bradley Homecoming
Peoria, IL (July 26, 2010) Late night television superstar Jay Leno will be the headline entertainer at Bradley University’s Homecoming on Saturday, October 16 in the university’s new on-campus arena. The arena will be dedicated during Homecoming.
In Karen McDonald’s Sunday Journal Star article about the status of “uni-gov” negotiations between the City and County, she had a lengthy quote from Peoria County Treasurer Tripp O’Connor:
“We live within our means. The (city) lives how they want to live. We’ve done everything right,” O’Connor said.
He called the uni-gov concept [...]
As I was checking my spam filter tonight to make sure there weren’t any real messages before emptying, I came across this one that made me laugh:
HELP! I’m currently being held prisoner by the Russian mafia … and being forced to post spam comments on blogs and forum! If you don’t approve this [...]
Here’s a positive sign that the tide is shifting in America toward more sustainable methods of transit. From the Chicago Tribune:
Reflecting the increasing strain of gridlocked traffic, a majority of Chicago-area residents think improving bus and train service is so important to the region that repairing and expanding expressways and toll roads should [...]
The folks on Maywood Avenue to the east of Sheridan have waterfront property tonight. There’s a break in a water line on Sheridan Road that is sending a heavy stream down both sides of Maywood, flooding driveways and front yards. Sheridan is closed from Maywood to Forrest Hill while crews work to fix the [...]