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  • Karrie E. Alms: Amazing insight into the world of politics awaits any reader at pibgorn … from a Demon’s...
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Help bring passenger rail back to Peoria

As you may have read in today’s Journal Star, I’ve started a grassroots organization for the purpose of advocating for passenger rail service between Peoria and Chicago. It’s called the Peoria Passenger Rail Coalition, and it’s free to join.

I talk to a lot of people who would like to have train service [...]

Peoria best-performing MSA in state

The Milken Institute has published its “Best Performing Cities” report for 2008, and Peoria has jumped way up. Here’s the press release from the Economic Development Council:

Peoria (September 15, 2008) – Peoria jumps from 68 to 42 on the Milken Institute index of best cities in America. This survey focuses on where America’s [...]

Peoria city ranking down, MSA ranking same

The U.S. Census Bureau released its 2006 population estimates this month, and the big news (via the Journal Star) is that Peoria has dropped from fifth- to seventh-largest city in Illinois:

The top 10 cities in the state ranked by population are: Chicago, Aurora, Rockford, Naperville, Joliet, Springfield, Peoria, Elgin, Waukegan and Cicero.

True. [...]