January 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.

Pundit tries out Blog Talk Radio

I caught a little bit of Billy Dennis’ online talk radio show Sunday. It was very interesting. Billy’s guest was John Bambenek of the Illinois Citizens Coalition and the topic was whether Illinois voters should approve a Constitutional Convention (or “con-con”) to rewrite Illinois’ constitution.

I heard about the last half hour, and […]

Chicken Schock

I was wondering myself if Schock really had to be in Springfield and miss the foreign policy debate, or if he was just using that as a way to chicken out. Billy has the answer.

Kudos to Billy

I’ve been noticing lately that Billy Dennis has really stepped up his citizen journalism. He’s always been the “blogfather,” of course, but I’ve noticed an increase in his first-hand reporting lately. He’s doing an especially good job of covering the 18th congressional district race.

I frankly can’t keep up with him anymore. If […]

One of the few advantages of not having a day job

Billy beat me to publishing this story about Gary Sandberg since he has all day to blog (he works at night). This is the issue about which Emtronics wrote the other day.

While Emtronics thought the story was about Gary not paying his property taxes, it’s actually a dispute over an alleged code violation […]

Peoria Pundit’s “NBA” theme: Nothin’ But Ads

It’s estimated that we see 3,000-5,000 mass marketing messages every day. Doing his part to help us get our daily quota, Billy Dennis has inaugurated a new ad-heavy theme:

When I first pulled up Billy’s new WordPress theme, my first thought was, “what happened to the content?” It used to be that advertisements and […]

Site issues at Peoria Pundit

Billy Dennis is having some trouble with his site and wanted me to pass along this information:

You may or may not be noticing some sort of ad page on the front of Peoria Pundit. It should NOT be there. I’m in contact with my hosting company to find out what’s wrong, and fix […]

The password is: CIVILITY

Civility is all the rage these days.

First Billy Dennis over at the newly-christened “Peoria Pundits” had to institute a civility policy (twice) because of escalating flame wars not only in the comments sections, but in the posts themselves. It was like “Lord of the Flies” for a while there.

Now, I see […]

Peoria Pundit changing hosting companies

I got this e-mail from Billy Dennis this morning:

Please leave a message on your blog saying that I am alive, but my hosting company has taken a dump on customer service. They have a known issue with a program they use that it essentially preventing my site from loading in [Firefox] and also […]

Billy and I are back on TV tonight

Tonight, Jonathan Ahl looks at blogging and its effect on public policy on “At Issue.” (Jonathan is filling in for H. Wayne Wilson, who is on sabbatical.) His guests: Billy Dennis of the Peoria Pundit and yours truly of the Peoria Chronicle. It’s on WTVP tonight at 8:30 and will replay on Sunday, September […]

Bill really has tried everything

I was reading the Peoria Pundit this morning and saw what search results come up when you look up “Gary Sandberg,” so I thought I would look up “Bill Dennis” and see what hits I got.  I knew he had been looking for ways to make his blog profitable, but I didn’t realize to […]