February 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.

River Station lease renewed for another 10 years

From the most recent Issues Update for Peoria:

The City has received notice from River Station LLC that it is renewing its lease to the River Station building for an additional ten (10) years. The original lease was dated August 28, 1979. On November 17, 2000, it was assigned from Mathers Co., Inc. to […]

Vonachens to close Monday

My in-laws had planned to take my wife out to Vonachen’s next Wednesday for my wife’s birthday. Fortunately, they made reservations. Unfortunately, Vonachens called today and said they’re closing Monday. So, if you want to enjoy Vonachens one last time, you have the weekend.

I’ve mentioned before how disappointed I am that they’re […]

VOP closing by end of the year

Vonachen’s Old Place (VOP), a staple in Peoria for over 50 years at 5934 N. Knoxville Ave., will close by the end of this year.

Alexis Khazzam, owner of Junction Ventures, and Steve Shaw, Executive Vice President of Mercedes Restaurants which operates VOP, both confirmed that Mercedes has elected not to renew their lease […]

Good-bye again, River Station (updated)

I’m sure sorry to hear this. The River Station is closed… again. My wife and I had supper there several times since they’ve reopened and have really enjoyed it. The place was redecorated well, and the service (except for the last time we were there) has been very good as well. (The last time […]

Restaurant Review: Carnegie’s 501 isn’t the Carnegie’s you remember

Remember going to Carnegie’s in the Hotel Pere Marquette? The overstuffed chairs, the fine linen. The heavy drapes pulled back to reveal each booth. The well-dressed waiter who never let your water glass get less than half-full. The silver dome plate covers that were all lifted in unison to reveal everyone’s meal at once. […]