“It doesn’t take a majority to win, just a tireless minority that will keep starting brush fires in the mind and hearts of their fellow men.”

Samuel Adams

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Rolling Meadows mayor aims to bring mindset of taxpayer to state Senate - Illinois News Network

Rolling Meadows mayor aims to bring mindset of taxpayer to state Senate - Illinois News Network: ILLINOIS NEWS NETWORK The replacement for a ranking GOP senator wants to keep his small-town approach in Springfield. Suburban Rolling Meadows Mayor Tom Rooney will go to Springfield this fall in place of state Sen. Matt Murphy, who resigned in August. Rooney has served as mayor of Rolling Meadows since 2011 and has overseen two …

Interesting quite "the government has no money of its own. It's only money comes from taxpayers.  THIS SHOULD BE HUNG IN ALL CITY COUNCIL CHAMBERS.

Saturday, September 10, 2016

Keeping On Top of the Candidate Scene, Check and Double Check

How much do you really know about the candidate of your choice? Or are you strictly voting the party line? I am helping you by posting this information.


Wednesday, September 07, 2016

First Ward Aldermanic Seat Hopefuls

James Giordano, Patricia Leynaud, Jeff Ballard, James Lilley.

Giordano was a candidate for Mayor at the previous election. Not sure why because he became the reason that many complained that only 2 should be allowed to run for that seat. A plant I don't know.

Jeff Ballard is a familiar name and wonder if he was previously a candidate for that first ward seat.  Anyone remember?

James Lilley, a newcomer but frequent visitor to Peru City Council meetings.

Patricia Leynaud, I don't know.

Tuesday, September 06, 2016

THREAD MB

THREAD MB


No comments please as it is not necessary to get up in arms about learning about candidates for the Presidency.  I am well aware of the political discourse and how it revolves about Dems. versus Repubs. This piece is simply written and not by me but simply brings to the forefront the need for better discussions among us, the citizens of the U.S.  This election is getting downright ugly and I am simply trying to show there can be another side beside nastiness.

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

VIDEO: Shedding light on May Road development - LaSalle News Tribune - LaSalle, IL

VIDEO: Shedding light on May Road development - LaSalle News Tribune - LaSalle, IL

Not really convinced, especially as it seems that everything revolves around the area north of Rte 80 and wonder how much the average Peru resident spends time there. Personally it is usually no more than a quick trip to Walmart for things not found elsewhere. A trip to the Mall recently found a very quiet interior and the busiest area was  the children in the play area near J.C. Penny's. On the plus side, I am finding residential areas very quiet and not too much traffic or noise and we are close enough to other communities for activities.

Professional singer offers benefit show for Save The Oglesby Pool effort - LaSalle News Tribune - LaSalle, IL

Professional singer offers benefit show for Save The Oglesby Pool effort - LaSalle News Tribune - LaSalle, IL

This is how it is done raising money toward saving a swimming pool.

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

The Broken Window Theory .....Rundown and Empty Buildings in Residential Areas

I happened to have contact accidently with someone who lives in the First Ward while out and about this morning. Together we looked across the street from her residence at the home I have pictured. It has been a problem for many years and now it has been abandoned with no one living there for the past year. Broken windows, cockroaches, tall grass, open garage and very little done to remedy this situation. The nearby residents have tried to get some help from one of the first ward alderpersons but have not received any help. The house next door is also empty but the landlord fixed up the exterior and no one has lived there for 2 or 3 years except the ground squirrels who go in and out through the stone foundation.

The Broken Window theory refers to places like this that are left to deteriorate starting with one unrepaired broken window. Now there are 2 unoccupied homes side by side and the neighbors would like this attended to as they do try to maintain their property. Yes there are problems and good people are hoping the city will contact them and let them know what can be done.

Monday, August 15, 2016

Getting Correct Information to the Public

Reading about the successful CSO event in Centennial Park yesterday and thank you for giving the Peru citizens something to enjoy on a beautiful day.

But reading the post event write up indicates that the reporter believes that the CSO pays for the fireworks, so I want to make a correction. The Recreation Committee is in charge of the fireworks PERIOD. They choose the vendor, wisely or not, the location and the date. Our City Council gives the OK without much question on all of the above. $20,000 of taxpayer money.

The CSO runs a beer tent and we are told that the money they make, goes toward purchasing Christmas decorations. There are people out there that know more about this all mens organization than any woman in town, so add your information. The CSO volunteers their time for the July event that I know, anything else is only hearsay.