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, July 31, the 212th day of 2014. There are 153 days left in the year.

1864 -- 150 years ago: A corps of surgeons now occupies the new hospital quarters at the Garrison Hospital on the Rock Island Arsenal. A fence has been installed to enclose the prison hospital.
1889 -- 125 years ago: B. Winter has let a contract to Christ Schreiner for a two story brick building with a double store front on the south side of 3rd Avenue just west of 17th Street. The estimated cost was $4,500.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Germany sent simultaneous ultimatums to Russia and France, demanding that Russia suspend mobilization within 12 hours and demanding that France inform Germany within 18 hours. In the case of war between Germany and Russia, France would remain neutral.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Civil service offices at the post office and the Rock Island Arsenal were swamped as more than 700 youths sought 15 machinist apprenticeships at the Arsenal.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Last night, American Legion Post 246 in Moline figuratively handed over the trousers to a female ex-Marine and petticoat rule began. Olga Swanson, of Moline, was installed as the first woman commander of the post .
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Illinois Quad City Civic Center captured the excitement and interest of a convention of auditorium managers this weekend in Reno, Nev. Bill Adams, civic center authority chairman, said the 10,000-seat arena planned for downtown Moline has caught the eye of construction firms, suppliers, management teams and concession groups.








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