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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.

Bradley student commits suicide (UPDATED)

This is the only information I have currently. It’s a press release from the Peoria Police Department:

On Sunday, December 02, 2012, at approximately 1137hrs, the Peoria Police Department responded to a report of a possible suicide of a Bradley University student at [address redacted for family’s privacy].

As officers were responding they […]

Councilman Irving charged with three felony counts

Here’s what we know so far:

[From the Journal Star:]

Peoria 5th District City Councilman Dan Irving was charged Thursday with patronizing a prostitute, a felony that could send him to prison for up to three years.

Irving, 43, of 10708 Alex Drive faces three felony counts accusing him of engaging in sexual activity […]

Police are busy finding criminals in Peoria

No, not the criminals that are shooting at buses or committing armed robbery. The police are busy finding the real, hardened criminals in Peoria: Smokers.

Yes, when I survey the crime being committed in Peoria, I would have to put “smoking in bars” at the top of my list. How can city residents […]

Fire destroys what may have been oldest standing house in Peoria

The house that burned down Monday in the North Valley wasn’t any ordinary house, a reader tells me:

517 Green street was torched early [Monday] morning by some cowardly arsonists. Everyone should know that this wasn’t just any random abandoned house. It was believed by many to have been the oldest standing house in […]

Dan Irving charged with domestic battery

Fifth District Councilman Dan Irving is in Peoria County jail, charged with domestic battery against his wife Amy. The most comprehensive coverage at the moment comes from WEEK-TV:

The Journal Star has a stub posted; they’ll likely have a longer report up later this […]

Task force sees early success

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Peoria Police Chief Steve Settingsgaard recently updated City officials on the results of his efforts to quell gun violence. So far, it’s going well:

[P]lease see attached hot spot maps relative to our current task force initiative. We are 14 days into the task force so I […]

Another murder, but immediate arrests

The Peoria Police Department issued the following press release last night:

RELEASED BY: Lieutenant Vincent C. Wieland – Criminal Investigations Division 673-4521 DATE: July 17, 2010 SUBJECT: Homicide & Arrests –– 10-17329

At 0958 hours, on Sunday July 18, 2010, the Peoria Police Department responded to 1215 N. Frink on a reported shooting. Upon […]

McArdle’s Revenge: Mary Davis busted

Via the Journal Star:

Mary C. Davis, principal at Charles Lindbergh Middle School for five years before moving into central administration in 2008 to head up all the district’s principals, was charged Friday with 16 felony counts of official misconduct and theft. … If convicted, she faces up to seven years in prison. Davis […]

2010 Homicide #1: Stabbing at Adams and Wayne

From the Journal Star:

A 38-year-old Peoria woman was pronounced dead at 6:45 p.m. at OSF Saint Francis Medical Center after she was found about 45 minutes earlier next to a vehicle parked in the 800 block of Northeast Adams Street near Wayne Street.

Police said the victim, who suffered multiple stab wounds to […]

Torched house was Drug Nuisance Property

The Journal Star reports that 1533 W. Butler St. was set ablaze around 1:20 p.m. by an arsonist who poured gasoline on both floors. Here’s what the paper doesn’t say: this is a known Drug Nuisance Property according to the Peoria Police Department. The website explains that “[n]uisance letters are sent to landlords, tenants […]