“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

Monday, October 17, 2016

'We decided we needed a park': 4-year-old dream becomes a reality

'We decided we needed a park': 4-year-old dream becomes a reality

Community efforts can produce amazing results, Ottawa and La Salle keep trying to show us how it is done but Peru doesn't hear. They speak quietly and among themselves at City Hall.  I believe there is a meeting this evening but don't anyone that is going. Times have changed so we now depend upon N.T. for information.

Friday, October 14, 2016

Bring Me Your Weary: Why I Will Be Voting Evan McMullin in November and...

Bring Me Your Weary: Why I Will Be Voting Evan McMullin in November and...:           Well, I guess that title is a little misleading.  I actually plan to vote in October during early voting.  I mean I love the i...

Reposting this well done blog and expresses my own thoughts at the same time.

Tuesday, October 04, 2016

Really A Cool One Million Dollar Splashpad

According to the N.T. article about the potential splashpad is to be located on the land where the former Washington School was demolished for an approximate cost of 1 million dollars.

The original request for a grant from the DNR was for a splashpad to be located in the area of the former swimming pool and they were told NO, you need more than a splashpad to be able to be approved for a grant.  Back to the drawing board and the city added horseshoe pit, volleyball courts, picnic tables for checkers and an expanded parking lot in the triangle across from the Peru Library.

And then we had a state election and the current governor Quinn was replaced by current Governor Rauner and all grants were froze. So now a different location but we still have to put in horseshoe pits that will probably be little utilized and volleyball court or courts. So instead of a grant for app. 250,000, and the donation of 100,000 for an ADA accesible splashpad and now the city is saying at least a million dollars. Not sure how much of the Pool Fund is available for a splashpad.

Does this make sense considering we are now going to create a million dollar splashpad adjacent to a  residential area. Last I knew we are still a fairly small city of probably between 9500 and 10,000 and with smaller families and how many children of the age to use this splashpad are living in Peru? When the pool was demolished and the city hired a company to design a new pool, I believe the cost was approximately 3 million for a state of art pool from this company, others would have been less. The Mayor and City Council said NO. What does our City Plan project for our city?

Saturday, October 01, 2016

Whether it is is a local campaign or a national campaign  the quotes on this picture  are a good idea. It is no secret that I will be working on the McMullin campaign on social media and locally as well for the next month. There are currently state chairs in all the states and each state is being divided by county with a chairman for each of them.

I realize that here in the valley, I will be hearing Evan who?  but this has truely reached throughout all the U.S. states.  Since I am and have always been a #NeverTrump#Hillary individual and I find his values to be what I was looking for in a Presidential campaign, I am doing some social media and that includes this blog. There are more than enough videos and blogs and news information to search for and I will post some that I think are really good.

If you candidate is someone else that is whom you will vote for.

If you have local election comment they are still welcome here on the Peru Town Forum.

Friday, September 30, 2016

Petitions Available for Elected Positions So Far Incumbents Like Their Jobs

According to a N.T. article 9 people have signed to pick up petitions packets for the election in April.

First Ward incumbent Tony Ferari and newly chosen Aldermen who is now considered an incumbent have  signed for petitions.  Jim Lilley who was not chosen has also applied for a First Ward aldermanic petition.

Additionally it is more of the same here in Peru, City Clerk Dave Bartley, Ald. Mike Radtke, Ald. Jim Lukosus, recently appointed City Treasurer Jackson Powell and surprise surprise Mayor Scott Harl.  Why do I remember him saying when he first won the mayoral election that 2 terms would be enough?  Maybe he meant that is what the residents would be saying.

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.