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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...
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  • 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.

City to consider intergovernmental agreement with D150

District 150 — the district that recently spent $877,500 to acquire properties it can’t use on Prospect, let them be stripped and then subsequently had to start razing a few of them for thousands more dollars; the district that has hired four highly-paid superintendents to do the job of one; the district that owns […]

D150 plops down a cool $750,000 for $178,000 worth of land

Clare Jellick reports that the District 150 School Board has “agreed to pay $750,000 for the 22 acres of land” on which they want to build a replacement building for Harrison Primary School.

The land is appraised at $178,000, but the PHA has maintained that it should recoup some of the costs for […]

Time to shame Peoria’s most notorious slum lords

Remember when the City of Peoria tried shaming slumlords by putting a sign in front of their rundown properties with the name and number of the owner? Maybe the city should put one of those signs in front of these properties:

Know who owns these properties? The top one is the old […]

Will D150 swap Prospect properties for Harrison land?

In April 2006, the Peoria Housing Authority (PHA) was talking to Peoria Public School District 150 about possibly swapping some land. The idea was that the PHA would give District 150 some land near Harrison Primary School for the District’s plans to construct a replacement building there, and in return, District 150 would give […]

Expect more money to be wasted by District 150

Clare Jellick has been doing some digging. She found out that District 150 and the Peoria Housing Authority (PHA) are represented by the same law firm (Kavanaugh, Scully, Sudow, White & Frederick) — and by lawyers whose offices are apparently right next to each other. The two bodies are negotiating a land deal so […]