February 2018
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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.

There’s a reason you have to have press credentials to see the police blotter

I read Billy’s recent “free” post about how he was denied access to police reports. His post calls into question the police department’s restriction of this information to only those with press credentials.

I wanted to find out what the police department’s policy actually was, so I e-mailed Chief Settingsgaard. It turns out that, […]

BlogPeoria goes behind a pay wall

Billy Dennis is trying something new in the Peoria blogosphere: You won’t be able to read his original content on the BlogPeoria Project ( unless you subscribe. Subscriptions are relatively cheap at $3 per month. His post explaining the new system is here.

In a nutshell, blogging is one of those things that most […]

Another successful Blogger Bash in the books

Every fifth Tuesday of the month, there’s a Blogger Bash, and this month was no exception. Everyone met at Kelleher’s Irish Pub on Water Street to eat, drink, and mingle. Attending were Chef Kevin (Chef Kevin’s Culinary Rants and Raves), friend-of-blog and frequent commenter Scott Hay, Willa Lucas (Ramble On), David P. Jordan (Peoria […]

Rumors circulating on Peoria Dot Com about museum tax

I can find no verification of this rumor that was recently brought to my attention:

Just talked to a relative that is on a local developement [sic] company that helped push for the museum. He told me that there will be something coming through the pipeline that will change the wording on the tax […]

Blogger Bash tonight at 6

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.

Blogger Bash tonight

From Peoria Pundit:

Blogger Bash is on Tuesday, March 29. …Traditionally, fifth Tuesdays are time for Blogger Bash, the informal get-together for Peoria-area bloggers, social media users and anyone who wants to come. Because the past three times have worked so well, we’ll be meeting at 6 p.m. at the Fieldhouse in the Campustown […]

Blogger Bash tonight

What could be more fun than hanging out with a bunch of bloggers, commenters, and lurkers on Tuesday night at the Fieldhouse in Campustown?

Don’t answer that.

Just come out to Blogger Bash anyway. It’s tonight at 6 p.m.

PeoriaIllinoisan looks at Peoria then and now

Local blogger PeoriaIllinoisan has started a new series of posts he’s calling “Peoria Then & Now.”

Using old photographs and postcards, I will attempt to recreate the shot using as close to the same angle as possible to show how much things have change, and sometimes maybe even stayed the same.

It’s both […]

What’s the use of blogging?

I don’t often think about the medium of blogging; I’m usually focused on the message. But tonight, I’ve been thinking about blogging itself, and thinking seriously about a question that many people have asked, dismissively for the most part: What good is blogging? Isn’t it a waste of time?

If you were to ask […]

Blogger Bash tonight

From the Peoria Pundit:

Blogger Bash [is] set for 6-10 p.m. Tuesday, June 29, at The Fieldhouse in Campustown, 1200 West Main St. Come as you are.

You don’t have to be a blogger to attend. If you read the blogs, whether you comment or not, you’re invited. Come hang out and get to […]