“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

Saturday, February 06, 2016

Stricter rules in other states

Stricter rules in other states

Appears that Illinois makes no rules to protect the citizens from dishonesty but just makes it easier for those who choose to so.

Tuesday, February 02, 2016

5 Reasons to Go Back to One-Room Schools

5 Reasons to Go Back to One-Room Schools

We have discussed so many thoughts on public education, just wondered what the theories would be on this so called revival of small schools?

Thursday, January 28, 2016

Andrzejewski: New Illinois Auditor General Frank Mautino must step down

Andrzejewski: New Illinois Auditor General Frank Mautino must step down: Illinois Auditor General Frank Mautino said he used the money to pay off debts and shred documents, but disclosures show the loans were already paid off.

Your thoughts and I realize this has been difficult for many of the people who consistently voted Frank into office for many years and his father before that.

Closing of Kirlin's Hallmark store deals another blow to Northwoods Mall

Closing of Kirlin's Hallmark store deals another blow to Northwoods Mall  this is relative to the Peoria Northwoods Mall Kirlin's store.  I have also heard rumors that our local Kirlin's store will be closing. Beside the Peoria store closing, the web lists others within the state as closing. What does this say about the future of retail businesses?

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Lawmakers Gone Wild

Lawmakers Gone Wild

Speaking of beer and pizza, these guys believe in charging the people for a bit more than that.

Sunday, January 17, 2016

Who Has the Responsibility of Overseeing the Peru Ice Rink?

The title of this post is one used in December of 2013, searchable on the SEARCH THIS BLOG link located on the right side of the comments.

"This year it was going to be at McKinley Park on the girls baseball field. Last year Mayor Harl took it upon himself to purchase a $7000 ice rink setup and a zamboni machine to clean the ice for skating." Taken from that post. 12/2013.

The search brings up the original post and the comments associated with it. It seems that $7000 is not a lot of money as the rink was only put up twice. The first year it was not properly installed and was of little use and the second years was better. Both times at Mc Kinley Park.

Our question should be "Where is it this year of 2015-16 winter? This winter has been like many winters in the Illinois Valley, periods of extreme cold and snow followed by warmups. Most of us are aware of the weather here and can't accept the excuses that it was too warm.

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Peru City Council Meeting 1/11 Discussions

These were the topics of discussion at last nights council meeting.

Tesla Motors wanting to locate charging stations for electric cars to recharge in our area. They are asking about the Hyvee parking lot for 4 islands and 8 stations.. Mayor Harl said this is a pretty big thing and it will put a dot on the map for Tesla owners.

I had no idea that many electric cars were traveling cross country. Learn something new every day.

Basset training for tavern owners and employees.....will the police be the ones to do the training.? It will be mandatory by July 1, 2017. (state law) for all employees to be trained.

By May 1, at least one server will need to be BASSET-trained per Peru’s liquor license requirements.