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.

Former Journal Star reporters start new weekly newspaper

From a press release:

The Weekly Post prototype (image supplied by The Weekly Post)

Some say that newspapers are dying, but a newborn venture in rural Peoria County is defying conventional wisdom.

Starting today, Feb. 21, The Weekly Post will deliver news, features, photos, comics and more for free to 5,000 households in western […]

Worst weight-loss idea ever conceived by the mind of humans

If I told you about a weight-loss program that involves emptying your stomach contents into the toilet before the food can be digested, what would you think I was describing? Bulimia, right?

Wrong. I would be describing the AspireAssist™ Aspiration Therapy System:

With Aspiration Therapy, patients “aspirate” (drain) a portion of their stomach contents […]

Avoid News

I recently read a paper by Rolf Dobelli (a Swiss novelist and the author of “The Art of Thinking Clearly“) called “Avoid News: Towards a Healthy News Diet.” Click on the title to read it (PDF format).

Don’t let the title fool you into thinking he’s advocating ignorance. He’s not. On the contrary, the […]

Happy New Year

Cheers to all this New Year’s Eve. May 2013 bring greater health and happiness to you, and may you succeed in fulfilling all your New Year’s resolutions.

Quote of the Day

Crises lead to permanent shifts in the tolerable limits of the true size of government. Crises break down the ideological resistance to Big Government by (1) providing occasions for the improvement of command-and-control mechanisms, which renders them less obnoxious; (2) discrediting the conservative domino theory, with its implications that all civil and political liberties […]

You know that phone line that was cut?

I was wondering why I didn’t have any phone or DSL service the last two days. The Journal Star answered my question today when I was finally able to log on again:

Illinois American Water said Wednesday that an underground AT&T phone line was cut in the 500 block of Main Street during construction […]

Quiz: What did the desk clerk know of Peoria? (UPDATED)

I was recently on vacation with my family when we stopped at a hotel in Atlanta, Georgia. The front desk clerk asked me where I was from, and I told him Peoria. What question do you think the desk clerk asked me next?

A. “Peoria? Isn’t that Richard’s home town?” B. “Peoria? Isn’t that […]

Question of the Day: Should there be a law against running with scissors?

I think we would all agree that one shouldn’t run with scissors. It’s dangerous. You could trip and fall and impale yourself, or put out your eye. Worse, the scissors could fly out of your hands accidentally and injure another person. Anyone who runs with scissors does a very foolish thing. That’s a given.


Back soon

Hi all. Sorry I haven’t been blogging much. I’ll be back on the beat soon.

In the meantime, did you see the Cardinals sweep the Cubs this weekend? Albert Pujols hit the game-winning home run two games in a row! Ah, sweet victory. Wish I could have been there.

Open Soapbox Monday

I have writer’s block, so I thought I’d open things up to you all — what’s on your mind? What would you like to discuss?ИкониПравославни икони