New Bloggers in the Peoria, Illinois Area (or, should I say, sites I've only recently discovered):
Sermons from a Barstool. I'd like to welcome my good friend, Howie, to the blogoshpere. He's finally succumbed to the collective pressure of superior intellect and decided to compose his "sermons" online. Appropriately, his first sermon addresses the Chicago Cubs ("the loveable losers," as he calls them).
Peoria in Pictures. As the title suggests, this new blog focuses on the Peoria area via photography. The photographer/author is a "chick who grew up in the southwest eating beans, rice and chile rellenos at least once a week." Anyone who eats chile rellenos at least once per week is good enough in my book. And she has some wonderful pictures, too.
Macombie Adventures. Has also been blogging a while. Her name is Fraochán. She lives in "Near a Cornfield, Illinois," and seems very insightful on various topics, "ranging from issues in Central Illinois, to personal travels and adventures. Sure to be as neurotic as my personality..."
WLW's Ramblings. Comes to us from the area of Bloomington-Normal, Illinois (I think), and currently has a post featuring a recipe for a tasty bowl of goulash. And that should be reason enough to visit his site today and every day. (He's also got some cool pics taken in the course of his travels.)
One and all: Welcome. I'll see ya around the blogoshpere.