Letter: Voters have spoken, now make RICO board listen


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Posted Online: Nov. 23, 2012, 6:00 am
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Voters in Rock Island County overwhelmingly sent a message to the County Board: Downsize!

The voters are 72 percent in favor of downsizing and 28 percent against. The Democrat majority on the board strongly opposes downsizing and they have stated this repeatedly.

They have been telling the people of our county a lie for over a year.
There have been several legal opinions from separate attorneys and reviews from every local media outlet regarding Illinois law.

They have all stated the same thing, there is no Illinois law or statute that prevents the county board from downsizing outside of a Census.

This can be done by putting a binding referendum on the next ballot in 2014 and allowing the people to vote on the measure again. The binding referendum must take place two years prior to the downsizing of the board being implemented.

The people's voice has been heard, now action must be taken. The Democrat majority must respect the voice and the will of the people by moving forward with the binding referendum on the next ballot.

When government is not held accountable by the people, we end up with the situation we currently have in Illinois.

If we the people do not perform our civic duty and make the board accountable, no changes will occur.

Please look up and contact your district representative on the Rock Island County website and make sure they do what they were elected to do, listen to the people!

Korry Tessen,
Moline















 




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  Today is Wednesday, April 16, the 106th day of 2014. There are 259 days left in the year.
1864 -- 150 years ago: Yesterday some bold thief stole a full bolt of calico from a box in front of Wadsworth's store, where it was on exhibition.
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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