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 Thursday, April 17, the 107th day of 2014. There are 258 days left in the year.

1864 -- 150 years ago: Journeymen shoemakers of Rock Island struck for higher wages yesterday morning, asking 25 percent increases. Employers have acceded to their demand.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Lighting struck wires of the Merchants Electric Light Co. during a furious storm, and many Rock Island business houses were compelled to resort to gas as a means of illumination.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Members of the First Church of Christ, Scientist, decided to erect a new edifice at a cost of about $60,000.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Willard Anderson, junior forward for the Augustana College basketball team, which won 17 out of 22 contests, was elected captain of the quintet.
1964 -- 50 years ago: John Hoffman, Moline, president of the Sac-Fox Council of Boy Scouts, will be honored for his 50 years in scouting by members of the council at a dinner Thursday evening.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Quad-Cities has what is believed to be the area's first elite-class gymnast. It's the stuff upon which Olympic competitors are made. Tiffany Chapman, of Rock Island, not only has earned the highest possible gymnast ranking, she won the honor at age 11.






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