I read the Journal Star so you don’t have to.
» Women say they were attacked in Peoria on July 19
Two women told police one of them was bitten and the other was hit with a two-by-four when a group attacked them July 19 in the North Valley.
Nothing in the report as to why it took a feel week for this report to appear in the police report. My guess is the police took their time to get in put in the bundle of daily police reports to cop reporter goes through daily.
BTW, the Journal Star used “North Valley” to describe a part of Peoria that real Peorians call “Averyville.”
» Woman reports Wednesday attack by females in North Valley
The woman told police was walking through the intersection of Northeast Madison Avenue and Park Avenue at 9:30 p.m. Wednesday when three women reportedly ran up to her and struck her head with an unknown object. She fell down and saw the three females run away in an unknown direction.
BTW: This happened in Averyville.
It wasn’t exactly “Faster Pussycat! Kill! Kill!”
» Change150 president Jim Powell taking his kids out of Peoria District 150
Jim Powell will remain as president of the citizens’ group that seeks to change Peoria’s public school system from the top down. But he and his wife, Stephanie, plan to send their two sons to Peoria Christian School for the coming school year.
Powell announced the decision earlier this month on Change150’s website in a post headlined “What I love about PSD 150.”
After a stressful year, he said his family must do what’s best for their kids. The stress includes an incident in which Stephanie Powell was barred from school property without an appointment after an encounter with District 150 Superintendent Grenita Lathan last December. The order was lifted later.
More broadly, the chaos at the top, Powell said, referring to Lathan’s leadership, particularly the constant turnover in principals, funnels to teachers and classrooms.
Really? They’re upset about principal turnover? The only time I paid any attention to who was principal at any public school I ever attended was when the teacher would send me to the office for swats.
All I know about the principal situation was that during the administration of Ken Hinton, the loyal opposition claimed that the principals and administrators were all entrenched minions of Ken Hinton and ought to be removed. Then Lathan came along, started removing principals and the battle cry became: “OMG! They are moving MY favorite principal! Stop them!”
I think this couple will last at Christian school parents for maybe a year or two before they yank their kids out for home tutoring.