Letter: Schilling offers leadership the 17th District needs


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Posted Online: Nov. 01, 2012, 2:29 pm
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How long have Washington insiders been talking about cutting spending and being more responsible?

Actually, for a very long time. But they haven't done anything about it.
Until we elected Bobby Schilling.

Bobby sleeps in his own office to save money, he cut his office budget, and he's leading by example every day.

He's not taking the pension, health care, or any of the other lavish perks that most congressmen use our taxpayer dollars on.

Bobby Schilling is clearly different. He's even returned money to the taxpayers. That's the kind of leadership I'm glad to see from my congressman.
Bobby Schilling has my vote.

Linda Dieterich,
Silvi

















 




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1889 -- 125 years ago: A team belonging to Peter Priese got away from its driver and made a mad run across the Rock Island Bridge. The driver was thrown from his seat but not hurt.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Carlton Taylor was appointed district deputy grand master for the 14th
Masonic District of Illinois.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Moline's million dollar municipal airport was dedicated to air transportation and the national defense by Lt. Gov. John Stelle.
1964 -- 50 years ago: THE ARGUS will be election headquarters for Rock Island County tomorrow night, and the public is invited to watch the operation. The closing of the polls at 6 p.m. will mark the start of open house in the newsroom. Visitors will see staff members receiving, tabulating and posting returns.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Few bricks actually tumbled, but no one seemed to mind as about 1,000 people gathered to celebrate the formal start of demolition at the site of a downtown civic center.




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