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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: Superintendent Schnitger formally inaugurated the Rock Island and Davenport Railway Line of the Holmes system by putting on four cars to start.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Wires of the defunct Union Electric Co. are being removed by city electricians.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The Bishop Hill softball team won the championship in WHB"S Mississippi Valley tournament at Douglas Park.
1964 -- 50 years ago: A boom in apartment construction has hit Rock Island, with approximately 300 units either in or near the construction stage or due for an early rezoning decision.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Members of the Bi-State Metropolitan Planning Commission are hoping to revive their push for a new $70 million four-lane bridge spanning the Mississippi River.






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