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Knapp fights back
by: Peoria Story ~ 9 hrs. ago.
PEORIA, IL -- Activist Terry Knapp fought back during the public comments at the Peoria District 150 School Board's special meeting on July 2. ...

D150: a new beginning
by: Peoria Story ~ 1 day, 9 hrs. ago.
PEORIA, IL -- Peoria School District 150 for the first time has a black majority on its school board.  This group plus new board member Dan Adler, wh...

Martha Ross elected District 150 School Board President
by: Emerge Peoria ~ 1 day, 13 hrs. ago.
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Adventure on the Keokuk Junction Railway!
by: Peoria Station ~ 1 day, 13 hrs. ago.
On Monday, June 29, 2015, a group of railfans chased the Keokuk Junction Railway’s westbound freight from Hollis, Illinois (where it grabbed a ballast car) thru Mapleton (the usual starting point) to Bushnell ...

Best wishes to Lathan from Change 150
by: Emerge Peoria ~ 1 day, 16 hrs. ago.
CHANGE150 LOOKING FORWARD TO A FRESH STARTPEORIA, IL June 30, 2015- Change150 wishes Dr. Lathan well in her next venture, where ever it may take her. We are thankful for the opportunity for our District 150 commun...

Peoria District 150 Superintendent Grenita Lathan resigns
by: Emerge Peoria ~ 2 days, 9 hrs. ago.
District 150 Superintendent Dr. Grenita Lathan has resigned. Lathan made the announcement during a news conference Tuesday night.“It has been an honor to serve as superintendent for Peoria Public Schools,̶...

Prophetic
by: Vonster ~ 2 days, 11 hrs. ago.
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The Rare Occasion Where I Agree with Elaine Hopkins
by: Vonster ~ 2 days, 11 hrs. ago.
The sale of the park property along the river north of the Wreck Plex is just another in a long series of boondoggles and give-aways foisted upon the citizens of Peoria by our City "leadership".Wreck PlexMuseumStadi...

Quote of the Week
by: Vonster ~ 2 days, 13 hrs. ago.
"There is no federal constitutional right to same-sex marriage." - Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan during her confirmation hearings If'n you didn't know, she just voted the other way.Supreme Cour...

Riverfront Park sale: still corrupt and poisoned.
by: Peoria Story ~ 2 days, 15 hrs. ago.
PEORIA, IL -- The Riverfront Park sale of 6 plus acres for a city-subsidized apartment complex is still as wrong as before, even if it has been "impro...

PSD 150: What now?
by: Peoria Story ~ 2 days, 17 hrs. ago.
Update:  Lathan has resigned, according to the ...

River 1000
by: Chef Kevin's Culinary Rants And Raves ~ 3 days, 7 hrs. ago.
The newest dining option to hit the east side of the river is River 1000.  The former Mings has been re-vamped by the owner of Hokkaido Restaurant on University.They have changed things up a bit.  There is...

PSD 150 Supt. Lathan gone?
by: Peoria Story ~ 3 days, 11 hrs. ago.
PEORIA,IL -- Wow -- fast work!  r The new Peoria District 150 School B...

Nice Kids
by: Vonster ~ 3 days, 14 hrs. ago.
This ended up with this  The scuttlebutt is that they were sitting in the "black only" section of the school playground and refused to move. UPDATE: The 13 year old attacker has been arrested but will likely ...

Well, this is Embrassing...
by: Vonster ~ 3 days, 15 hrs. ago.
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Tips on Raising Teenage Boys (or, "How to Push a Rope Up a Hill")
by: Writing - It's My Thing ~ 4 days ago.
I'm probably not the best one to give you this advice, or I may be the best person in the world to give you this advice. I've always done things the hard way in my life, and rarely done them right the first time. I ...

Ask Peoria Station
by: Peoria Station ~ 4 days ago.
Time for some Q & A. Ask any transportation/industry-related question. As always, if I don’t know the answer to your question, I’ll find an answer. - David P. Jordan......

All hail Peoria, solvers of the Uber question
by: Peoria Pundit ~ 6 days ago.
From the Christian Science Monitor:French taxi drivers took to the streets Thursday, blocking roads to train stations and airports in Paris and other cities as part of a nationwide protest against the ride-hailing c...

Finally some Good News
by: Vonster ~ 6 days ago.
Disney has fully banned selfie sticks from all their properties.Yea.I've never understood the self-absorbed phenom of selfies anyway.......

Watch out!
by: Peoria Story ~ 6 days ago.
PEORIA, IL -- From a news release:< p>The Peoria Police Department today announced ...

Chat with council members
by: Peoria Story ~ 6 days ago.
PEORIA, IL -- From a news release.  A good time to discuss the land sale of Riverfront Park.  The public hearing on this land sale (see pos...

Mars: We are Spending Billions to Send People a Location 5 Light years Away?
by: Merle Widmer's PEORIA WATCH ~ 1 week, 0 days ago.
We should be using that money to really develop a low cost method of converting ocean water to safe farmland water. Maybe build  pipelines from the Mississippi to the drought stricken west. We could use some of...

No, I Don't Post Anonymous Attacks on Me on This Blog Site
by: Merle Widmer's PEORIA WATCH ~ 1 week, 0 days ago.
Sorry, if you don't have the guts to print your name on your comments and state facts, your opinions are worthless. After all the outright big and small lies about the museum, why would I support it?? The museum...

Rauner worse than Blagojevich?
by: Peoria Pundit ~ 1 week, 0 days ago.
The best quotes from politicians often come after you have put away your notebook and are fixing to leave the event. That happened while chatting with State Sen. Dave Koehler (an old friend) at yesterdays ...

Comments can cause ALL KINDS of legal trouble
by: Peoria Pundit ~ 1 week, 0 days ago.
From an article in The Daily Beast:This all just happened to my colleagues and me at Reason.com, the libertarian website I edit. On May 31, I blogged about the life sentence given to Ross Ulbricht, the creator of th...

Quote of the Week
by: Vonster ~ 1 week, 2 days ago.
"...the [Confederate] flag shouldn't be used "as a political symbol that divides us."- Democrat Presidential Candidate Jim Webb......

Last Weekend's Storm
by: Vonster ~ 1 week, 2 days ago.
So what was up with the power outages last weekend? I'm sure I missed something but it appeared to me the storm was a distant memory rumbling in the east when my power went out at 11:20pm Saturday night and did ...

That's Some Family Tree There
by: Vonster ~ 1 week, 2 days ago.
As it turns out, the dad, maternal grandpa and father-in-law of President Obama’s most trusted senior advisor, Valerie Jarrett, were hardcore Communists under investigation by the U.S. government. Leastwi...

Ch-ch-ch-changes are coming to PJS’s God-awful Websites
by: Peoria Pundit ~ 1 week, 2 days ago.
From Market Watch:AUSTIN, Texas, Jun 24, 2015 (BUSINESS WIRE) — GateHouse Media, LLC (“GateHouse Media” or the “Company”) has selected García Media, led by internationally recogniz...


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