like the majority of county voters, nacho and i voted against the recent tax hike to fund the Riverfront Museum. there are plenty of other great blogs for and against this, and since the tax increase did pass, i won't waste my time and yours explaining my reasons. upon the initial election results, nacho was, to say the least, pissed. maybe it's a 40 thing, but i just looked at the results on the idiot box, said "well, that's settled. i'm going to bed." and did so. nacho is more intent on spend as much of his purchasing dollars outside of Peoria County.
i do a fair amount across the river as it is, but now i have 1 more reason not to shop in Peoria county. i finally discovered they have a PetSmart. some time ago i gave up Kohl's, Lowe's and Schlotzsky's in Peoria. okay, sometimes nacho and i will hit the Schlotzsky's on North Knoxville. but today i had to go out on my lunch to get food for The Monsters. out of shear habit, i started out for the PS in Peoria, then remembered there's one in East Peoria. it's not a tax issue, mind you, it's just actually closer and less of a traffic nightmare than traipsing all the way across town. now if East Peoria ever gets a Target and a LaBamba, that will be the icing on the cake!