“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

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Peru’s water may look like milk during hydrant flushing

Peru’s water may look like milk during hydrant flushing

If I understand this correctly all of Peru may experience "awful" water for the rest of the summer.  You will get NO warnings.  Ok our water turned to "crap" yesterday, rusty, milky and I will certainly not drink anything that looks like that. Who in the city knows when water is safe to drink?  Is Test testing this every day?  OK, so the Water Store should be doubling or tripling their business like now.  To be honest I never drink Peru water and have not for many many years but I at least want to be able to rinse my fruit and veggies in the water, well so ends that.

Monday, June 12, 2017

A new police station could be in Peru's future

A new police station could be in Peru's future

What happened to the new Illinois Valley Regional Dispatch Center at IVCC? I thought that La Salle and Peru would be dispatched out of that center?

Now we know for sure that Mayor Harl found the money tree .

An updated version is now online speaking to the cost, the Mayor said they have the funding. Location would remain in downtown Peru and no specifics given.

June 12, 2017 Peru City Council

Peru Council meets at 7 p.m. today. There is a committee of a whole meeting before hand, but it is closed session only.

Monday, June 05, 2017

Illinois Local Governments own more than 270,000 vehicles –

Illinois Local Governments own more than 270,000 vehicles –


How many times have you seen this in Peru?  Through the years this has been brought up and nothing done by our city government, especially in years past but possibly still taking place. Would you agree with this?

Sunday, May 07, 2017

Best Practices in Event/Festival Planning

Best Practices in Event/Festival Planning  Ok now this gives us the "how to do" from a successful city, any ideas about what type of event Peru can host in its city and not at the airport.

Tuesday, May 02, 2017

What it means to be civically engaged in the age of Trump

What it means to be civically engaged in the age of Trump


Will that movement ever happen in the Illinois Valley? Recently saw that happen in La Salle where the people wanted the "drug dog" that the Mayor had said he was going to eliminate from the P.D.

I don't believe I have seen it happen at least not recently in the city of Peru because people are afraid of retribution. A little respect on both sides does help and I hope the next generation of Peru residents does not sit back and let it happen as usual.

This is a good article that was intended primarily for national level governance but it would also appy to government on any level from municipal on up to the federal level.

Saturday, April 29, 2017

Long-time Iowa farm cartoonist fired after creating this cartoon

Long-time Iowa farm cartoonist fired after creating this cartoon

Again talking about Free Speech.

I have been frequently criticized for exercising my free speech on this blog and after reading this article, I can surmise that that free of allowing free speech is spreading.

L-P chat: Drug-testing, tale of two cities, and coffee talk

L-P chat: Drug-testing, tale of two cities, and coffee talk