Back in January, when the Peoria City Council agreed to extend the Wonderful Development deadline until the end of February, I predicted that “Long about February 21, you can reasonably expect the council agenda to include another deadline extension.” Well, it’s February 22, and guess what? The council agenda for next Tuesday includes a [...]
Right about the time I stopped blogging last year, the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) released its “Feasibility Report of Proposed Amtrak Service” between Chicago and Peoria. So I’m five months late with my analysis. But then, IDOT was about three years late releasing the study.
All you need to read to know that [...]
“Have you seen the picture of my head?” Councilwoman Beth Akeson asked me recently.
Before I could answer, I was confronted with a picture on her iPhone that looked like an autopsy photo you’d see on TV. There was the back of her head with a large, bloody gash in it.
“I was in [...]
Eleven years ago, Aaron Schock was nineteen, just out of high school, and a candidate for the Peoria Public Schools Board of Education. At the time, 200 signatures were required to get on the ballot, and he filed 220.
Attorney Bob Hall, a close friend of Schock’s opponent (board president Rhonda Hunt), contested [...]