“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, January 19, 2017

OUR VIEW: Pension dispute goes far beyond any city hall

OUR VIEW: Pension dispute goes far beyond any city hall


Stats on Fire and Police pensions in Streator and Ottawa. Peru is not mentioned but we have already put those stats out there.

This is important to know about in comparison to the big noise about campaign signs which were blatantly violated by the current sitting aldermen in the last election where some of their own seats were in jeopardy. Don't forget about the aldermen walking door to door to save the seats of the currently seated members. Who would want to run and face that road block of unwelcoming old members. Wonder why so few are running for the Peru City Council, that is not hard to figure out.

Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Is The Limited's Demise Imminent?

Is The Limited's Demise Imminent? We HAD one at the Peru Mall and I understand that it has already closed.

Sunday, December 25, 2016

Merry Christmas To All of You Blog Readers and Posters

Sincerely hope you all enjoy the day either with friends or family or both. Drive safely.

Thursday, December 22, 2016

Possible end of Peru Township: A ‘marathon not a sprint’

Possible end of Peru Township: A ‘marathon not a sprint’ Interesting meeting I was unable to attend due to prior commitments. I really do not understand the involvement of Mayor Harl in the wish to dissolve the Peru Twp. Will this mean another hire to attend to the work of the Twp? The mayor has already taken himself out of the administration of the city and hired with the consent of the city council, a lobbyist for the city of Peru, so surely we would have to hire an administrator for the duties of the current township. If the twp is ever dissolved, perhaps its responsibilities would be better handled fairly by the county than by the city. Is there a position opening up as receptionist at City Hall?

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Election 2017, Township government: All races contested in Peru in spring?

Election 2017, Township government: All races contested in Peru in spring? Wow interesting bunch of interested candidates in Peru Twp. Reads like a least of who is whose buddy?

Anyone else able to connect the dots?

Wednesday, December 07, 2016

New and Old Concerns in Peru. Santa Coming Again

Could the current unholiday banners present  in downtown Peru have been purchased by the members of the RTE 6 association? Perhaps it would be wise to try and create a committee of local citizens regarding the "look" of downtown Peru and try if possible to involve some of the businesses that exist along this highway.

Doing this might let those traveling through town  know that people do care about the city and that they do have visions of how they want their city to look.  Couldn't we at least had something that might resemble Christmas decor? Yes I know the old stuff is still put up and the white lights are around the lamp posts.

I see from the meeting on Dec. 5 the Public Service committee is discussing chairs for the new Taj Mahal conference room located between N.Peoria and the  Plank Road.  We need to know and understand that bldg. is where all priorities are.

Looks like businesses have closed such as Berry Bearing or have they simply moved. The tool business bldg near Westclox is also available. Amici's has been sold to a family currently involved with restaurants in Peru and Ottawa so let's hope for something good with that bldg. Numerous other locations also available on major routes in Peru.

Santa Claus will arrive at the Airport, I have heard.  Cookies will be available. Didn't Santa come last week to City Hall to light the HUGE Christmas tree? The same day La Salle had Miracle on First and the High School was sponsoring Santa's Workshop. How about some organization for a better turnout? Know what is going on in other cities in the area and work with people who actually have children to know what is best to help them have a good time and coordinate days, times and events.