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Twittergate case settled
by: Peoria Story ~ 1 hr., 43 mins. ago.
PEORIA , IL  -- From a news release: ...

Des Moines Grain Trains Are Back!
by: Peoria Station ~ 2 days, 1 hr. ago.
After a two-year hiatus, the Iowa Interstate Railroad is again handling grain trains from Des Moines, Iowa to East Peoria for the Norfolk Southern Railway. The first train of empties – 85 cars – arrived ...

Gen. Wayne Downing Peoria Int’l Airport – A History: Air Mail and Charles Lindbergh
by: Peoria Station ~ 2 days, 2 hrs. ago.
At the intersection of High Point Road and High Point Lane, a historical marker remembers Kellar Field and its connection with Charles Lindbergh. It seems likely, however, that he only landed here until Big Hollow A...

Riverfront Park and the IDNR: WTF?
by: Peoria Story ~ 4 days ago.
PEORIA, IL -- First the Illinois Department of Natural Resources said it didn't have any documents regarding the Riverfront Park Land swap. (See story ...

Journalism explained
by: Peoria Pundit ~ 4 days ago.

Passenger Trains of Peoria
by: Peoria Station ~ 6 days ago.
Part I of my article on Peoria’s passenger train history is now available. A copy can be ordered here. Part II should be in the next issue (2015:4, Issue 265), out in late-November. - David P. Jordan......

PJStar Covers PIA Terminal Project
by: Peoria Station ~ 6 days ago.
The Peoria Journal Star posted a story last evening on Peoria International Airport’s terminal expansion project.First, I need to get something off my chest. The headline reads Peoria airport expansion co...

Not comparable!
by: Peoria Story ~ 1 week, 0 days ago.
PEORIA, IL --The mystery of the proposed sale of 6 plus acres of parkland in Riverfront Park to developers for apartments gets curiouser and curiouser. ...

Gritty, Industrial Railroading – Part XV
by: Peoria Station ~ 1 week, 0 days ago.
For the second time, this series features gritty, industrial railroading outside the Peoria area. This time, we see Cedar Rapids & Iowa City Railway MP15DC No. 121 with slug No. 127 in charge of “Job 6R...

Peoria Int’l Terminal Update
by: Peoria Station ~ 1 week, 1 day ago.
Official updates on the international terminal now under construction at Gen. Wayne Downing Peoria Int’l Airport are few and far between, so it is treat when they do come. But now I’ve got something bett...

All the children were above average?
by: Peoria Story ~ 1 week, 2 days ago.
PEORIA, IL -- Research from activist Sharon Crews reveals a discrepancy between the grades of Peoria District 150 students in the Advanced Placement classes, a...

PIA Posts July 2015 Passenger Record! (Updated)
by: Peoria Station ~ 1 week, 3 days ago.
Peoria International Airport continues to bustle with passengers in 2015.According last Tuesday’s press release, the airport handled 61,156 passengers in July, the most for a single month. It also beat the pre...

City needs to pay workers to remove snow from sidewalks
by: Peoria Pundit ~ 1 week, 6 days ago.
I posted a new blog post at It is truly an Earth shattering and epic post.  ......

Gen. Wayne Downing Peoria Int’l Airport – A History: Beginnings
by: Peoria Station ~ 1 week, 7 days ago.
BEGINNINGSPeoria’s aviation history began with balloons. Captain H. E. Honeywell of St. Louis built a balloon and named it Peoria. He won the “Greatest Distance Achieved” award during a balloon rac...

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