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.

Press Release: City of Peoria’s Infrastructure Design Standard Meeting scheduled

I thought my readers would be interested in this press release I just received from the City of Peoria:

(Peoria, IL)­­—The public is invited to attend the City of Peoria’s Infrastructure Design Standards meeting to discuss the content and implementation of an improved set of public infrastructure standards. The City’s design standards have remained […]

Our accessible city

Recently seen in downtown Peoria (photos courtesy of Gary Sandberg):

All well and good. Let’s just head over to the other side of the street:

Oh look, there’s a fence, and no place to walk! So, what’s a pedestrian to do?

Walk down the middle of street, of […]

Sidewalks, snow, and people with disabilities

WMBD-TV channel 31 is reporting that disabled residents are having a hard time getting around the city because sidewalks are not cleared of snow. Last month, readers of the Peoria Chronicle debated whether or not residents and businesses should be required to shovel snow off the sidewalk in front of their property. Here’s the […]

Should city require snow to be cleared from sidewalks?

In Milwaukee, Wisconsin, “Private Property, residential or commercial property owners and occupants are required to clear the sidewalks abutting their property of snow or ice within 24 hours after the snow and ice have stopped falling.” An assistance program is provided for senior citizens and disabled persons who have no one in their household […]

Walk to school on the sidewalks? Not on garbage day

My fellow commissioner Beth Akeson took these pictures yesterday:

It wasn’t long ago that there was some controversy over students at Manual High School walking in the street to get to school. The problem near Manual is that sidewalks are in poor repair or nonexistent in several places, forcing children to walk […]

The pedestrian experience: University

About a month ago, I had to take my car in for some repair at the Honda dealership on Pioneer Parkway. While it was in the shop, I decided to try to get around town without a vehicle. That experiment didn’t last too long.

It was over the weekend, and I needed to go […]