Archive for September, 2009

The Booze Tax

September 5, 2009

 

The Booze Tax

Liquor taxes are on the rise!  Buying booze will cost a bit more throughout Peoria, East Peoria, Morton, Washington, and Chillicothe, starting September 1st.

Preparing for the Race

September 5, 2009

 

The Duck Race

Everyone has floated a rubber ducky in the bathtub.  Well, imagine doing that amongst a sea of rubber duckies, and not in a bathtub, but in a river.  Well, that is exactly what Peoria does every year in late summer.  They sponsor a race of rubber duckies, that is attended by thousands of people, from all corners of the surrounding areas, and the proceeds are given to the Center for the Prevention of Abuse, which is also located in Peoria.  Those duckies do alot!

The Balancing Act

September 5, 2009

The Balancing Act

Alas, Peoria is not safe from the recession, and things are getting increasingly difficult.  In a story in the PeoriaTimesObserver, it was announced that the City Board is trying to find ways to save money and balance the budget for next year.  The ironic thing is, in order to save money you need money to start with, and it is in short supply in this town.