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  • Karrie E. Alms: Amazing insight into the world of politics awaits any reader at pibgorn … from a Demon’s...
  • Tony: Homefield is Dynegy. Dynegy is Ameren. There Charging You twice for the same energy. Do you really thihk $.04...
  • SouthEnder: Also does anyone remember the Velvet Freeze located on Jefferson St, up the street from the Warner Homes....
  • Eric Pollitt: I flew economy class to Hong Kong for Christmas vacation, which is a 14 hour flight. When I got back...
  • Mike: Homefield has been sold to dynery. Google dynegy scandal to see who your new parent is. If this upsets you give...
  • mortified: Fun while it lasted. Godspeed!
  • aaron: your blogging will be missed but i know that your spirit of fairness will remain alive in your other...
  • Jon: CJ, your blog was a revelation and an inspiration. You have a wonderful talent that is an asset to the...
  • Billy Dennis: Of course the Chronicle is done: Screw you. The Chronicle is one of the best researched blogs...
  • Paul Wilkinson: CJ, am sorry you have ended your blog. It was well done. It seems many have given up as we keep...
  • Sharon Crews: Your voice is definitely needed in this community. Thanks for all your insights.
  • emergepeoria: Your blog is great resource to research Peoria issues. I hope you leave it up.
  • BucketHead: I was not suggesting that, I believe the both of you had very strong common sense and that lead to your...
  • C. J. Summers: Without anonymity, there is no courage among my detractors. Take a look back at the wide variety of...
  • Of course the Chronicle is done: Without Sandberg to give stores to the Chronicle there is no Chronicle.

Addendum: Rest In Peace, Billy Dennis

Billy Dennis

It was Billy Dennis who first got me into blogging. I had found his blog, “Peoria Pundit,” and was inspired to do my own reporting and publishing in a similar vein. Billy was generous and helped me learn the ins and outs of the blogosphere. He was always encouraging, even when he didn’t agree with me, and was one of my biggest supporters during the time I was blogging. He also encouraged me many times to start blogging again.

Well, I’m not ready to start blogging again, but I couldn’t let Billy’s passing go unrecognized here at The Peoria Chronicle. Billy was the “Blogfather,” as we bloggers called him. He died suddenly of heart failure at the age of 53 on April 3. You can read his obituary at Legacy.com.

For those in the blogging world, we’ll be having a Billy Dennis Memorial Blogger Bash at Whitey’s Tip Top Inn, 2601 N. Sheridan Rd., at 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 11. Everyone is invited to come lift a glass (of Diet Pepsi, of course–Billy’s favorite drink) in Billy’s memory.

My condolences to the Dennis family. May you find comfort in your memories of Billy, and knowing how many lives he touched through his citizen journalism.

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