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Tuesday, December 21, 2010

More MPHS Alums on our Facebook Page






Morgan Park High School Alumni 1965-1967
59 monthly active users 9 since last week
53 people like this 1 since last week
8 wall posts and comments this week 8 since last week
46 visits this week 11 since last week


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Happy Holidays, Merry XMAS, and Happy New Year

If you publish an on line XMAS Letter, please send it to me and I will post the link. 



More MPHS Alums on our Facebook Page






Morgan Park High School Alumni 1965-1967
59 monthly active users 9 since last week
53 people like this 1 since last week
8 wall posts and comments this week 8 since last week
46 visits this week 11 since last week


Come on in. The water is fine. We won't let anyone splash you.


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More explanations in the left column of the blog.


Or click on the links below:


http://www.facebook.com/pages/Morgan-Park-High-School-Alumni-1965-1967/146812291996945




http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=12594551369




And if you not already members, join us on our Yahoo pages, also explained in the left column of the blog.



Happy Holidays, Merry XMAS, and Happy New Year

If you publish an on line XMAS Letter, please send it to me and I will post the link. 



Sunday, November 21, 2010

Another Cartoon

 




Another cartoon about me.  I was proposing River Trail Drive, a plan to create a new road from downtown Peoria north for two miles along the Illinois River. The road would eventually connect with the very attractive Grand View Drive along the Illinois River.

The controversial part was the most southern portion of the road, which involved a residential development on existing park land. The City must replace the park land with equivalent value land nearby, but many park supporters opposed the concept. 

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We gained approval from the Peoria Planning Commission and City Council, and issued the following Request for Proposal.  We recruited a quality developer who is now proceeding with the development.



RIVER TRAIL DRIVE - REQUEST FOR DEVELOPMENT PROPOSALS (RFP)


The City of Peoria is seeking a quality developer to develop City owned RIVERFRONT property. The City Council, the Planning Commission, and the Heart of Peoria Commission have approved the River Trail Concept Plan.Preference is for new urban AND green development.

The City of Peoria seeks proposals from qualified developers for the development of the Peoria Riverfront north of downtown. The City owned property fronts a beautiful lake measuring approximately 2.5 miles by 1.5 miles, a lineal park, and a bike trail. 

The south end of the property is anchored by downtown Peoria, I-74, and the Riverplex. The north end is anchored by the Detweiller Marina.

Background: City staff have developed concept plans for the Peoria Riverfront. Staff gave numerous community presentations and held several charettes to get community input. 

Presentations were made to the City Planning Commission and the Heart of Peoria Commission and they approved the plans for the River's Edge Redevelopment Initiative, the Green Edge Plan, the River Trail Drive Plan, and the Cascade River Plan. All of the plans were reviewed and approved by city engineering and planning staff.

The Concept Plans begins with City owned land, as shown on the attached concept plan sketch. There are approximately nine city owned acres available for development. There is a substantial amount of privately owned land that could be added to the development. The plan is similar to the famous "Burnham Plan" in Chicago, with a lake shore drive and quality housing to help pay for it.There is a strong demand for housing in and near downtown Peoria.

Several market studies have been conducted with the most recent being completed by Tracy Cross & Associates, Inc. The Tracy Cross Residential Market Analysis indicated that there would be a demand for 194 new dwelling units a year in downtown Peoria.Downtown Peoria is the second most densely developed downtown in Illinois after Chicago, boasting over 17,000 jobs. Many of the young professionals employed downtown have indicated a desire to live close to downtown jobs, the river, and the convention center.

Employment in Peoria continues to grow with new jobs being created by Caterpillar, OSF Medical Center and Methodist Medical Center.More information is available on:







A Cartoon About Me


Interesting how facebook finds these things and reminds me about them.  This was a cartoon in the Kankakee newspaper about a new river crossing we were proposing.  It was not popular.

Craig Hullinger MPHS Jan 66

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Navy Pier Pub Crawl Recon Team Saturday Sept 25, 2010



Recon of Navy Pier - Our team researched Navy Pier and determined it will easily support an annual Morgan Park mini reunion. We are working on the plan with the reunion committee, and will publish details shortly.

Navy Pier Pub Crawl Recon Team Saturday Sept 25, 2010



Recon of Navy Pier - Our team researched Navy Pier and determined it will easily support an annual Morgan Park mini reunion. We are working on the plan with the reunion committee, and will publish details shortly.

Beth and Craig Hullinger Jan 66

Beth and Craig Hullinger Jan 66

Bob and Mrs. Glines Jan 66

Bob and Mrs. Glines Jan 66

Tom and Mrs. Schildhouse Jan 66

Tom and Mrs. Schildhouse Jan 66

Dave and John Heckler Jan 67

Dave and John Heckler Jan 67

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Pub Crawl - Navy Pier 1:00 pm Saturday September 25, 2010

MPHS Class of 65-66-67
Pub Crawl - Navy Pier
1:00 pm Saturday 
September 25, 2010


Meet at Harry Carry's on Navy Pier 

Outside if the weather is nice, inside if cold or rainy.

Optional - wear a green shirt or blouse or skirt so we can find each other. 

If we fill up Harry Carry's we will spill over into the adjacent Pubs. 

Bring anyone you want, even someone from Brother Rice or Luther South or another class.  

1:00 pm - Meet and Greet and Drink.

2:30 pm - The Virtual Reality Class Bell Rings. Everyone up, and we wander around the Pier, scoping it out for future larger Pub Crawls. 

We will check out other Pubs, and boat ride options for future bigger EMPEHI Pub Crawls. Ferris wheel and shopping and eating when it suits you. 

My cell phone if you are lost or need to be bailed out of jail is 309 634 5557. 

Cost - Nada, Zip. Only costs will be getting to the Pier and what you eat or drink, or if you go on a boat ride. 

You can take CTA to the Pier, or drive and park at the Pier. 

End - Whenever you decide. 

Cutting Class is permitted and encouraged. No detentions will be issued. 

All those who miss this event, 1 virtual reality pushup. (It will be 10 in the future when we give you a longer notice). This is of course not fair, but then life is not fair.

Mini reunions within the reunion. This works best if you line up some of your friends to meet, either during the main part of the reunion, or before for lunch, or after for dinner. Exchange cell phones so you can find each other on the Pier.

Out of town folks - coordinate your hotel and other events with your pals. 

Please forward this to your friends who are not on this list. And network with them to see if you can drive together. See you there.

Navy Pier


Harry Carry's at the Pier


CTA Travel Planning


METRA Travel


Pub Crawl - Navy Pier 1:00 pm Saturday September 25, 2010

MPHS Class of 65-66-67
Pub Crawl - Navy Pier
1:00 pm Saturday 
September 25, 2010


Meet at Harry Carry's on Navy Pier 

Outside if the weather is nice, inside if cold or rainy.

Optional - wear a green shirt or blouse or skirt so we can find each other. 

If we fill up Harry Carry's we will spill over into the adjacent Pubs. 

Bring anyone you want, even someone from Brother Rice or Luther South or another class.  

1:00 pm - Meet and Greet and Drink.

2:30 pm - The Virtual Reality Class Bell Rings. Everyone up, and we wander around the Pier, scoping it out for future larger Pub Crawls. 

We will check out other Pubs, and boat ride options for future bigger EMPEHI Pub Crawls. Ferris wheel and shopping and eating when it suits you. 

My cell phone if you are lost or need to be bailed out of jail is 309 634 5557. 

Cost - Nada, Zip. Only costs will be getting to the Pier and what you eat or drink, or if you go on a boat ride. 

You can take CTA to the Pier, or drive and park at the Pier. 

End - Whenever you decide. 

Cutting Class is permitted and encouraged. No detentions will be issued. 

All those who miss this event, 1 virtual reality pushup. (It will be 10 in the future when we give you a longer notice). This is of course not fair, but then life is not fair.

Mini reunions within the reunion. This works best if you line up some of your friends to meet, either during the main part of the reunion, or before for lunch, or after for dinner. Exchange cell phones so you can find each other on the Pier.

Out of town folks - coordinate your hotel and other events with your pals. 

Please forward this to your friends who are not on this list. And network with them to see if you can drive together. See you there.

Navy Pier


Harry Carry's at the Pier


CTA Travel Planning


METRA Travel