Sunday, September 30, 2012

This local man has been saying "don't shoot" since 2007

... perhaps if he wrote a book, his community would give him a platform to spread his word. Grassroots movements can make a difference with a community that is suspicious of law enforcement. So what if a person is a little rough around the edges, they still might have something positive to bring to the table. There will be many times that the people who can help the most won't come wrapped up in a perfect, pretty, little package, but as far as this current situation goes... we need ALL HANDS ON DECK.

Children used to respect their elders...

18 year old Sharome Kruz of Peoria and two 15 year olds are in custody, all charged with first degree murder and armed robbery.

The incident resulted in the shooting death of 54 year old Michael Robinson. He was sot in the head. Also shot but still recovering is 52 year old Perry Mollohan. He received a gunshot wound to his face, but the injury is not life threatening.

The shootings happened on the back porch of Mollhan's house at 2214 West Starr just before 1000 Wednesday night. Robinson had been out on parole for 5 years for the murder of a Bradley University professor 30 years ago. Source

Friday, September 21, 2012

Remember cheering Illinois American Water in August

... when they decided they were exiting the garbage fee billing business? At that time I said something like this, chile (that's slang for child) please...

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Well, that was about one (1) month ago and just as predicted then, Illinois American Water Company is now raising rates by, oh about $3.00 per month. By the way - we still gotta pay that garbage fee, which increased from $6 to $13 in January. AND aren't we now looking at seeing a fuel tax increase? These extra fees just continue to add to the many wonderful reasons we already have to live, matriculate and/or work in the City of Peoria.
Illinois American Water rates on the rise
Illinois American Water customers will soon be paying more for their water service. 

The increase means Peoria residents will pay an extra $3 a month, and Pekin customers will see a $3.50 increase; resulting in an estimated $17.9 million in additional annual revenue for the company.

A spokesperson says after the 11 month process, the increase is less than what American Water officials asked for. The new rates will take affect on or around Oct. 1 and affected customers will be notified by the company.

Read entire article here.

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Huge fight at Peoria High School

It's 9:20 a.m. and a huge fight is happening on the third floor of Peoria High School. The Peoria Police had to call for back up two (2) times. At the present time there are five (5) PPD vehicles at the school and they are unable to take another call that just came in. More than six students have been taken into custody.

Monday, September 10, 2012

Live blog tonight's School Board Meeting

The District 150 School Board Meeting starts at 6:30 p.m. The District has been prepping their station on UStream and tonight we will have the opportunity to watch the Board of Education Meeting live. As the meeting progresses, feel free to share your thoughts here in the comments section.

Tonight's Agenda...