OK, $640,000 and the strong support of the media led by the Journal got the referendum passed by the landslide margin of 1/4%. I therefore predict that the museum when up and running will in a relatively short time, prove to be the largest mainly publicly funded disaster in the downtown area. It in time will be surpassed by a larger failure of the $106 million dollar hotel project guaranteed by the City Council and will be paid for by taxpayer dollars to the tune of $30 million or more.
I plan to live long enough to see my predictions come true as have all my others except I did not believe Bergner"s could support two stores in Peoria. Other.wise, I'm 100%.
Good luck, Peoria.