I note the article about the generous donation of $300,000.00 made by Glen and Polly Barton to the Peoria PlayHouse appeared in a four inch column on the 3rd page of the “B” Section of the JS. By comparison, the $500,000.00 pledged by Ameren/Cilco made front page headlines. The Ameren/Cilco pledge was made with your money; the Barton pledge was made with their money. Ameren/Cilco hinted publicly that they may have to cut back on charitable giving if they didn’t get their price hike.
Those giving their own money to worthy causes, should get a lot more praise than those who give away stockholder owned money and the money they collect from you thru increased user fees.
I hope the Peoria Playhouse becomes a source of joy for all kids who visit and the community supports it financially.