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 Tuesday, July 22, the 203rd day of 2014. There are 162 days left in the year.

1864 -- 150 years ago: Everybody is invited to go on a moonlight excursion next Monday evening on the steamer New Boston. The trip will be from Davenport to Muscatine and back.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The mayor and bridge committee let a contract to the Clinton Bridge company for a $1,125 iron bridge across Sears canal near Milan.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Injunction proceedings to compel the Central Association to keep a baseball team in Rock Island for the remainder of the season were contemplated by some of the Rock Island fans, but they decided to defer action.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The first of the new and more powerful diesel engines built for the Rock Island Lines for the proposed Chicago-Denver run, passed thru the Tri-Cities this morning.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The Rock Island Rescue Mission is negotiating for the purchase of the Prince Hall Masonic Home located at 37th Avenue and 5th Street, Rock Island.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Quad Cities Container Terminal is being lauded as a giant business boon that will save several days and hundreds of dollars on each goods shipment to the coasts. The Quad Cities Container Terminal is the final piece of the puzzle that opens up increase access to world markets, Robert Goldstein said.








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