I still haven’t found a new theme I really like. And it’s really irritating to have to set a featured image for every post! Though it gives me an excuse to share the squirrel pic again.
So, I’ve been looking around town trying to find the best place to begin building neighborhoods again. It’s a lot trickier when you have to consider older existing homes already occupying land to develop. I would like to see as many homes be saved as possible. There are a couple areas that I think would […]
Yesterday Governor Bruce Rauner visited Decatur’s Richland Community College and for the first time since being elected, unveiled his approach to creating “right-to-work zones”. Communities would vote for whether on not they want right-to-work laws. It seems so democratic. What it really does, is enable Rauner to completely avoid the Democratically controlled state legislature, and […]
In trying to come up with workable ideas for blighted neighborhoods in Decatur, I quickly realized there are no easy answers. Even if we had unlimited funds there’s legal hurdles to jump and people to work with. It’s not gonna be easy! As a full disclosure, I am a natural resource management major and there […]
I went out to take a few photos of the warehouse that recently burned in Decatur. I saw pictures and videos of the fire, and I can certainly see why the images were so dramatic. There’s nothing left of the nearly block long, multiple-story, probably century-old building. In fact, that only intact part I found […]