- Restaurateur and Peoria icon Tony Haddad dies Saturday (PJS): My father and I had many conversations with Tony at his gyro joint at the corner of Main Street and Bourland. It was truly a family restaurant, The whole clan worked there, and those too young to work, crawled around on the carpet. Sadness.
- Enjoyment of beer leads to sobering discovery (PJS): Well, damn. City hall reporter Nick Vlahos has cancer. He’s taking six months off to undergo chemotherapy.
- ‘Legendary Locals’ promotes productive Peorians (PJS): I haven’t read the book, but I’ll bet they added some non-Peorians to this list, like Jim Thome.
- Tarter: Peoria area economy not all bad news (PJS): Yeah. Peoria-AREA. And in what city does Peoria Area Chamber of Commerce President Jeff Griffin live in anyway? Seriously. I would like to know.