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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.

Peoria Airport may be losing more flights

Transportation blogger David P. Jordan reports that “nonstop service linking Peoria with [Delta Air Lines’] Minneapolis/St. Paul hub will be reduced from three to two daily roundtrips on or about January 1, 2010.” This follows on the heels of last month’s Journal Star report that overall passenger travel is down. “Total passenger traffic in […]

Mr. Spirito impresses with airport successes

Now we have not one, but two new direct flight destinations: Phoenix (Mesa), Arizona, and Fort Lauderdale, Florida. That brings the number of direct flight destinations to 11, over twice as many as this time last year.

So I asked Greater Peoria Regional Airport Director Ken Spirito, “to what do you attribute your success? […]

A taxing weekend

Yesterday I got my property tax bill.

Looking it over, I see that over half my taxes go to Peoria Public School District 150. They’re going to have another forum on the future plans for Glen Oak and White schools, this time just for parents of kids who attend those schools. Superintendent Ken Hinton […]

Peoria has new airport director

WMBD Radio reports that the airport authority board has approved Ken Spirito as director of the Greater Peoria Regional Airport, succeeding Solomon Balraj, who left last fall. Before coming to Peoria, he was the Assistant Executive Director of the Gulfport-Biloxi International Airport in Mississippi.

Even though WMBD is reporting this today, the date on […]

Direct flights to St. Louis come to quiet end

The last direct flight to St. Louis departed January 31, 2006, from the Peoria airport. Trans States Airlines, d/b/a American Connection, had operated two daily roundtrip flights to St. Louis.

I never would have known we were losing flights were it not for David Jordan’s blog. In addition to the loss of St. Louis service, I learned that […]