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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.

About

C. J. SummersAbout the Peoria Chronicle

The Peoria Chronicle is a compilation of news (including some original reporting), analysis and opinion about Peoria, Illinois, published by C. J. Summers. To a large extent, this site is a supplement to the mainstream media, providing some more detail/context on certain stories. But the best part of having this site is the feedback I get — the comments you leave — that allow us to have a discussion on these issues.

About Me

I’m a fourth-generation Peorian, married with three children. My paternal grandfather worked for the newspaper of record, the Peoria Journal Star, as the national advertising manager before retiring in 1975. His father was a streetcar conductor in Peoria. His father-in-law was a plumber. Some other occupations my ancestors have held in Peoria: restaurant owner, furniture store owner, school teacher, Caterpillar worker. There’s nobody famous in my family; we’ve all had pretty ordinary jobs. As a result, my perspective on news and local events (as I see it) is that of the “common man.”

Also because of my deep roots here in Peoria, I love my home town, and I want to see it be the best it can be. That’s why I’m an advocate for things like the Heart of Peoria Plan, fixing up older neighborhoods, and focusing on basic services.

Standard disclaimer: The views expressed by me on The Peoria Chronicle are my own, and do not reflect the views of my employer, my friends and co-workers, or any of my relatives, for that matter.