Blago's Budget speech today
Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich will present his proposed state budget in a speech to the General Assembly tody, which means that among other things, we'll find out if he proposes funding for the multi-million dollar WIU riverfront campus project which he's previously said he'd support.
The speech is scheduled for 11:30 a.m. and in a rather unique bit of high tech PR, the governor has arranged for the budget address to be broadcast to various locations around the state, assuming that people will want to gather together to listen to it much like people go to bars to watch pay-per-view wrestling or boxing matchs.
I assume that the Illinois Channel, which still has not been picked up by Mediacom in this area to my knowledge, will be broadcasting the event.
The gathering place to watch the Governor's speech locally is in Moline at The Clubhouse at Arbor Village, 900 E. 43rd Avenue. The location is apparently tucked away behind the Target store off 7th Street and south of John Deere Rd. and east of the 7th Street Trinity Hospital in Moline.