Author Archive for Roger Monroe

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What’s right with Peoria   I’m old and growing older. One of the few benefits of old age is we know what life was like years ago and see what it is today. Others can not. Peoria was different in…

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COUNTY AUDITOR RESIGNS Not many people, especially those holding public office, will walk away from a job paying $96,000 a year, but Carol Van Winkle did. The Peoria County Auditor, angry and frustrated with the county board, resigned from her…

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IS IT TRUE? Big changes have been taking place at “Big Yellow.” More are planned. It’s only a rumor, but it’s worth repeating. By the year 2020, Caterpillar will be leaving Peoria. According to whispers, the Peoria operations will be…

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NO COMPETITION Mayor Jim Ardis has announced he will seek another term. He made it official, by the way, on our morning radio show, “Breakfast with Roger and Friends,” on WAZU-FM 90.7. His announcement included a list of Democrat and…

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PEORIA STADIUM The historic Peoria Stadium is under discussion by the school and park districts. The question remains, what to do with it? Its wonderful past includes Bradley and local high school football and track events, and even Peoria Red…

STUNNING SETBACK

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For those who dislike, perhaps even hate, Aaron Schock and that includes the radical left wingers at the Peoria Journal, it had to be painful to accept the federal grand jury’s decision not to indict the former Congressman. Hell, the…

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If Not Now, When? It’s not uncommon for an attorney to ask for a delay in a trial. They do it all the time and often multiple times. People wiser than me say it’s done for a variety of reasons.…

FREE MONEY

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“The Great Agnostic,” Robert Ingersoll has been removed from his moorings at the Abingdon Street entrance to Glen Oak Park. Of course, I’m referring to his statue that was placed there Oct. 28, 1911. The statue of the internationally known…

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  RUMOR CONTROL There’s been a rumor circulating in local nursing circles that Methodist Medical Center, that is Unity Point, is mandating that all nurses have or seek to have a Bachelor of Science Nursing (BSN) degree. Not so says…

POLITICAL BULL

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With that headline, readers will probably think I’m going to talk about the presidential debates, Republican and Democrat. Not so. I’m referring to those local and area office holders who’ve been on television and in the newspaper talking about helping…