Of course the title of this post need not be an either/or question. But I pose the question that way because I want to draw some contrasts between the two projects.
Peoria currently has four automobile bridges across the Illinois River (McClugage, Murray Baker, Bob Michel, and Cedar Street). Peoria does not currently have [...]
Right about the time I stopped blogging last year, the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) released its “Feasibility Report of Proposed Amtrak Service” between Chicago and Peoria. So I’m five months late with my analysis. But then, IDOT was about three years late releasing the study.
All you need to read to know that [...]
Since 2007, Amtrak and the Illinois Department of Transportation have been studying the feasibility of reestablishing a Peoria-Chicago passenger rail route, but completion of the study has been delayed multiple times. IDOT Bureau Chief of Railroads George Weber now estimates the report will be released in late summer or early fall of 2011.
Since 2007, Amtrak and the Illinois Department of Transportation have been studying the feasibility of establishing a Peoria-Chicago train route. The report has been constantly delayed, pushed off one or two seasons at a time. Last time I checked, it was supposed to be released last fall. I recently e-mailed Mayor Ardis to ask [...]
You be the judge. Which sidewalk and curb do you think is in worse shape? (Both images are courtesy of Google Maps.)
Is it number 1:
Grundy Elementary School, Morton, Ill.
Or is it number 2:
Trewyn Middle School, Peoria, Ill.
If you picked number 1, then you probably work for the Illinois [...]