Letter: RICO should take look at 1964 judicial amendment


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Posted Online: March 06, 2013, 11:21 am
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Rock Island County is discussing the building of a new courthouse. Is it constitutional?

By a constitutional amendment to the 1870 constitution, all county, city, town, village and justice of the peace courts were abolished and their duties were transferred to the circuit court. This amendment became effective Jan. 1, 1964.
The amendment provides that all salaries and expenses shall be paid by the taxpayers of the state. The people should be made aware of this provision in that Illinois State Constitution.

(P.S.) If the city of Davenport purchases a casino, will that mean that every county, city, town and village in Iowa can operate gambling?)

Richard Boalbey,
Moline

















 




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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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