Letter: Editorial shows what's wrong with Springfield


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Originally Posted Online: Nov. 01, 2012, 2:39 pm
Last Updated: Nov. 01, 2012, 3:22 pm
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A question about your editorial, "the overriding issue is which candidate is best positioned to deliver for the Quad-Cities area."

Forget the fact that this attitude, here and throughout the state, has put this state in such a terrible financial position. Is there one worse?

And you use Amtrak as an example. Is there any better example of pouring money down a rat hole? There is only one line, in the Northeast, that makes a profit. All the rest are losers! But get on board the gravy train.

Any Democratic legislator dances to the tune played by Michael Madigan and John Cullerton. Stand up to them, and you're dead politically.

The most honest evaluation of the state's situation, that I've read, comes from Scott Reeder in your Sunday edition. Nowhere else do we get a meaningful report.

Is it any wonder that the print media is slowly but inexorably becoming a minor factor in accurately informing the public?

Richard Brown,
Rock Island



















 



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  Today is Monday, Sept. 22, the 265th day of 2014. There are 100 days left in the year.

1864 -- 150 years ago: The board of education has granted Thursday as a holiday for the children, with the expectation that parents who desire to have their children attend the Scott County Fair will do so on that day and save irregularity the rest of the week.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The guard fence around the new cement walk at the Harper House has been removed. The blocks are diamond shape, alternating in black and white.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Rev. R.B. Williams, former pastor of the First Methodist Church, Rock Island, was named superintendent of the Rock Island District.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Abnormally high temperatures and lack of rainfall in Illinois during the past week have speeded maturing of corn and soybean crops.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Installation of a new television system in St. Anthony's Hospital, which includes a closed circuit channel as well as the three regular Quad-Cities channels, has been completed and now is in operation.
1989 -- 25 years ago: When the new Moline High School was built in 1958, along with it were plans to construct a football field in the bowl near 34th Street on the campus. Wednesday afternoon, more than 30 years later, the Moline Board of Education Athletic Board sent the ball rolling toward the possible construction of that field by asking superintendent Richard Hennigan to take to the board of education a proposal to hire a consultant.






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