Saturday, July 14, 2012

Kate Upton is just too fat

It's true. Check out this article on AlterNet:  

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Who was that biker?

Who was that biker I was behind yesterday evening all the way from Farmington Road to Nebraska Avenue with the licence plate that read "at large?"

Friday, July 13, 2012

Weather Underground


Friday Night
nt_chancetstormsPartly cloudy with a chance of a thunderstorm and a chance of rain. Low of 72F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of rain 20%.
Saturday
chancetstormsPartly cloudy with a chance of a thunderstorm and a chance of rain. High of 95F. Winds from the SSW at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 30%.
Saturday Night
nt_chancetstormsPartly cloudy with a chance of a thunderstorm and a chance of rain. Low of 72F. Winds from the SSW at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 20%.
Sunday
partlycloudyPartly cloudy. High of 99F. Winds from the SW at 5 to 10 mph.
Sunday Night
nt_clearPartly cloudy in the evening, then clear. Low of 70F. Winds less than 5 mph.

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About time

I used to take Koerner Road into work every day. I am surprised that part of it were 50 mph, considering how unsafe the road really is. Kudos to lowering the speed limit. The trick now is enforcing it. There is almost NO right-of-way on the side of this road in either direction from Route 8 to War Memorial Drive. I don't see how any officer could pull anyone over.

Will anti-landlord ordinance work in Peoria?

From PJStar:


BARTONVILLE —
The Village Board unanimously approved a new ordinance Thursday night that will allow the city to punish landlords for their tenants' frequent criminal behavior.
Under the ordinance, a landlord will be fined $500 after three criminal offenses as defined by the ordinance take place at a property in a year. Each subsequent offense will result in a $750 fine.
Once a property has been deemed a nuisance, the police will notify the property owner, who will have 10 days to respond with a plan to take care of it.
OK, folks. I'll be devil's advocate for this. Name me ONE address where the landlord in Peoria would be penalized for this. Name just one.

Thought so.

Thursday, July 12, 2012

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Bartonville ordinace would penalize landlords for behavior of bad tenants

Are you paying attention, Peoria City Council? Bartonville is doing something that some Peoria neighborhood activists would KILL to have:


Landlords could face stiff fines for the actions of their tenants under a nuisance property ordinance that will be considered by Village Board members Thursday.
Property owners could be subject to fines beginning at $500 if three criminal violations occur in their rented residences within a year.
The types of criminal offenses are detailed in the ordinance, which calls for $750 fines for each additional offense after the third in a year's span.
Interesting. Many neighborhood activists blame absentee landlords for most of their problems. This would be one way to get after them. But blamning landlords for problems their tenants create? It seems like third party guilt to me. It seems to me this would force landlords to run a criminal background check on tenants AND their relatives.

Matt Buedel is live Tweeting an armed standoff (Updated)

Here's where Matt Buedel is live Tweeting an armed standoff::


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He reports that the standoff ended peacefully, with the suspect giving himself up and surrendering for an evaluation.

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Thursday
partlycloudyClear in the morning, then partly cloudy. High of 95F. Winds from the ENE at 5 to 10 mph shifting to the West in the afternoon.
Thursday Night
nt_partlycloudyPartly cloudy. Low of 70F. Winds from the SE at 5 to 10 mph.

I wonder

If I was to call Verizon, would someone with a Phillipines accent pick up the call?

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Fire makes short work of apartment building in Bartonville

Holy crap! It didn't take long for this apartment to go up in flames:


BARTONVILLE — A fire that may have ignited from discarded charcoal Wednesday destroyed an eight-unit apartment building and sent one resident leaping from a second-story window.
That man suffered a broken ankle but no other serious injuries, while only one other occupant was inside 5609 S. Adams St. about 1:30 p.m. when the building quickly became engulfed in flames.

Green Party’s Jill Stein Names VP Pick

from the Wall Street Journal:
Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein announced her vice presidential choice on Wednesday, naming Cheri Honkala, an anti-poverty advocate from Philadelphia and national coordinator for the Poor People’s Economic Human Rights Campaign. 
“My running mate has been on the front lines fighting for the American poor, taking on the banks, taking on foreclosures, standing up for children most at risk,” Ms. Stein said. Ms. Stein also said that her party, running heavily on environmental and economic populist themes, would compete nationally and take their message to the American people. 
At an event at the National Press Club in Washington, Ms. Stein laid out her campaign platform, heavily emphasizing what she called “the Green New Deal” of economic justice and jobs for all Americans who want them, tough financial regulation, political reform to reduce the role of money in politics, and a transition to a “green” economy.

Recorder's Office to Host Tech Demo


Peoria - On Thursday, July 12, from 5:00 - 6:00 p.m., the Peoria County Recorder of Deeds Office is hosting a technology demonstration of its recording services in Room G-4 of the Peoria County Courthouse, 324 Main Street, Peoria. The demonstration will showcase the office's state of the art recording process and revenue potential of additional software. Public is welcome to attend. Refreshments will be served.
For more information, please call Nancy Horton, Recorder of Deeds, at (309) 672-6090.

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