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  • Karrie E. Alms: Amazing insight into the world of politics awaits any reader at pibgorn … from a Demon’s...
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  • Eric Pollitt: I flew economy class to Hong Kong for Christmas vacation, which is a 14 hour flight. When I got back...
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  • 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...
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  • Of course the Chronicle is done: Without Sandberg to give stores to the Chronicle there is no Chronicle.

New York Times and George Will have different answers to state crises

Yesterday I read George Will’s column in the Journal Star (here’s the same article in the Washington Post), and then the New York Times editorial. They both happened to be on the same subject: States in crisis, with Illinois in the limelight.

The New York Times says the Feds should step in and give […]

New York Times skeptical of the Wonderful Development

This story is from last month, but I just ran across it yesterday. Remember when Tom Ricketts asked the State of Illinois for a bunch of money to help him improve Wrigley Field, which he recently acquired? That idea went over like a lead balloon. Doling out millions in taxes to a millionaire while […]

Illinois’ budget woes catch the attention of the New York Times

Illinois is so bad that even the New York Times is taking notice.

For the last few years, California stood more or less unchallenged as a symbol of the fiscal collapse of states during the recession. Now Illinois has shouldered to the fore, as its dysfunctional political class refuses to pay the state’s bills […]

New York Times to charge for web content in 2011

The New York Times announced today:

Starting in early 2011, visitors to will get a certain number of articles free every month before being asked to pay a flat fee for unlimited access. Subscribers to the newspaper’s print edition will receive full access to the site.

This is what the Peoria Journal Star […]

LaHood: “I’ve never been passionate about any particular issue”

An interview with Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood was published by the New York Times about a week and a half ago. I guess you have to admire the guy’s candor, but it’s a little disconcerting to read that our transportation secretary admittedly knows little about transportation and only got the job because (a) he’s […]