Letter: Don't give county board blank check, vote no


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Originally Posted Online: March 26, 2013, 3:33 pm
Last Updated: March 30, 2013, 5:35 pm
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Rock Island County voters are being duped into believing they have no real choice on the referendum, that they have to vote yes for fear that the judges will get to control the courthouse issue.

Proponents conceal the fact that a yes vote authorizes the county board to issue bonds for any future county building plan. Rock Island County taxpayers would then incur new burdens without having any vote on these obligations.
Let Rock Island County voters reject the referendum, and then let's have a single issue vote on the future of the courthouse. Don't give the board your blank check. Vote NO on April 9.

Lawrence Bay,
Port Byron

















 




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  Today is Tuesday, Sept 2, the 245th day of 2014. There are 120 days left in the year.

1864 — 150 years ago: It is estimated that 300,000 people attended the recent Democratic convention in Chicago when Gen. George B. McClellan of New Jersey was nominated as a candidate for president of the United States.
1889 — 125 years ago: Alderman Frank Ill, Winslow Howard and Captain J.M. Montgomery returned from Milwaukee, where they attended the national Grand Army of the Republic encampment.
1914 — 100 years ago: Three members of the Rock Island YMCA accepted positions as physical directors of other associations. Albert Cook went to Kewanee, C.D. Curtis to Canton and Willis Woods to Leavenworth, Kan.
1939 — 75 years ago: Former President Herbert Hoover appealed for national support of President F.D. Roosevelt and Congress in every effort to keep the United States out of war.
1964 — 50 years ago: The Rock Island Junior chamber pf Commerce has received answers to about 65 % of the 600 questionnaires mailed out recently in a "Community Attitude Survey" to analyze sentiments of citizens towards their city's various recreational, educational, and civic service programs.
1989 — 25 years ago: The two thunderstorms passing through the Quad Cities last night and early today left some area residents reaching for their flashlights.






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