The Journal Star reports that McDonald’s wants to rebuild their Knoxville restaurant the same as their University location. But there’s a catch:
The McDonald’s proposal calls for 14 waivers from the city’s land development code on items such as reducing the parking lot’s setback from properties along Arcadia, increasing the size of a sign, [...]
Whenever there’s a fifth Tuesday in a month, there is a Blogger Bash. This month, it will be at Kelleher’s Irish Pub down on Water Street at 6 p.m. Come on down and hang out with us tonight.
A: They’re both largely in the 17th Congressional District, according to the latest gerrymander:
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Generally speaking, Peoria south of War Memorial Drive will be in the 17th, and North Peoria will be in the 18th. The 17th covers tremendous territory, extending to Illinois’ borders with Missouri, Iowa, and Wisconsin. Rockford is [...]
I’m unable to attend the council meeting this evening, but will report the highlights (or, more likely, lowlights) later tonight.
UPDATE: I recorded the meeting tonight (many thanks to WCBU 89.9 FM for faithfully broadcasting the meetings all these years), so now I’m going to play it back and comment on it as though it were live under each agenda item as follows:
Continue reading No liveblogging tonight (UPDATED)
I’ve talked about the misuse of Enterprise Zone status on several occasions here at the Chronicle (e.g., “A New Kind of Poverty,” “Discussing Incentives with Craig Hullinger“), so there’s no need to go into another lengthy explanation. Here’s a quick summary: the Enterprise Zone is supposed to be used in “depressed areas,” defined as [...]
At the last City Council meeting, the council discussed the Pioneer Parkway extension project, which would extend Pioneer Parkway from Allen Road three miles west to Trigger Road, crossing Routes 6 and 91 along the way. The objection was raised that we’ve been unable to adequately maintain the streets we currently have (in all [...]
I wasn’t able to attend the East Village Growth Cell meeting this past Tuesday night, but a regular reader of the Chronicle (who wishes to remain anonymous) was there and has turned in this report:
Councilman Riggenbach was present, Gulley was absent.
They discussed changes to the rehab qualification. The first issue was the [...]
Local resident General Parker traveled to Ohio to take part in a protest demonstration against JP Morgan Chase Bank in Columbus, Ohio:
“Being the number one perpetrator of home foreclosures in this country, especially after our tax dollars bailed them out. They should show some lienency and since they went through a meltdown, they [...]
I just found out about this meeting that’s taking place tonight:
CITY OF PEORIA, ILLINOIS EAST VILLAGE GROWTH CELL ADVISORY COMMITTEE REGULAR BUSINESS MEETING
TUESDAY, MAY 17, 2011 AT 6:00 P.M.
GLEN [OAK] COMMUNITY LEARNING CENTER LIBRARY 2100 N WISCONSIN AVE PEORIA, IL 61603
CALL TO ORDER
APPROVAL OF MARCH 1, 2011 [...]
The five council districts in the City of Peoria are going to change. After each decennial census, cities are required by law to redraw their district boundaries so that each district has an approximately equal number of residents. The process for redrawing those boundaries got started Thursday night in City Council chambers.
The City’s [...]