I recently spoke with District 150 interim comptroller Brock Butts about the $38,000,000 in working cash bonds the District wants to issue. He said the plan is to issue 15-year bonds, but hopefully pay them off early — possibly as quickly as five years. The bonds would be paid for by putting an additional [...]
It all looks good on paper:
The City of Peoria has not established a “Bare pavement” policy for each and every roadway. Bare pavement will dramatically increase our costs as well as negative environmental impacts. If a citizen will drive carefully for a few blocks to a roadway with a higher level of service, [...]
The Times-Observer did a nice editorial piece in response to my post-election Constitutional Convention reaction.
Before getting into the meat of it, let me explain my most-criticized comment, which was: “Well, I don’t want to hear any complaints about state government from anyone who voted against the Con Con. You had your chance to [...]
Illinois voters don’t want a Constitutional Convention, 68 to 32 percent. Apparently, they’re all happy with excessive executive power, gerrymandering that allows politicians to choose their voters instead of vice-versa, and the ability for about four people to put a stranglehold on the Illinois House and Senate. Good show!
Of course the real answer, [...]
I have lost all faith in the voters of Central Illinois. No, not because Obama won. Not because Dick Durbin got reelected. Not even because Kevin Lyons got reelected, although that did push me to the brink. But the thing that pushed me right over the edge was this election result:
Jehan Gordon (D) [...]
Barack Obama is President Elect of the United States of America.
Okay, I’m tired of typing this stuff out. If you want more updates, you can click on these links for the latest:
County results City results
Happy election night!
– 76 of 93 precincts counted in CITY of Peoria –
(Totals include early voting numbers)
President of the United States Barack Obama [...]
The campaign is finally over, and all the citizens who haven’t already voted early go to the polls today. By tonight at 9 p.m. or so, we should know who our next elected representatives will be.
While we’re waiting, anyone want to venture a prediction on any of the races? If you really want [...]
From a press release:
Aaron Schock Earns Support from 9 Unions
(PEORIA) Representative Aaron Schock picked up the support of nine unions in his bid to succeed Ray LaHood as Congressman for the 18th District.
The unions include:
National Education Association, NEA, the largest union representing teachers in the 18th District Illinois Education [...]
There was a press conference yesterday at which several city leaders endorsed Darin LaHood for State’s Attorney:
Mayor Jim Ardis and At-large Councilman Gary Sandberg both spoke at a news conference in City Council chambers supporting LaHood. Councilmen Bob Manning and George Jacob were present. Councilmen Jim Montelongo, Patrick Nichting, Ryan Spain and Eric [...]