Letter: Elect David Levin for mayor; a man of vision, action


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Posted Online: April 05, 2013, 1:37 pm
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As a longtime resident of Rock Island, I am looking forward to the changes that could come our way.

I was raised in a semi-busy, vibrant river city. It seemed everything we ever needed could be obtained right here in Rock Island. I recall a prosperous downtown, where my grandmother worked at McCabes, where my clothes came from.

I remember taking lunch to my grandfather, who worked at J.I. Case Co., one of the many factories located in the industrial area of Rock Island.
I enjoyed dining out with my family occasionally, at one of the several restaurants located on the 11th Street strip. I also remember the people working and shopping downtown, people out and about in their neighborhoods.

Times have changed; they always do. Rock Island has become somewhat of a bare-bones city. We are missing the businesses and the people.
I am glad I have seen what CAN be for our city. That is what makes me believe we can have it again. We need a city that is vitally strong, for its citizens and for the businesses. We need new jobs to bring in more sales tax revenue. Our neighborhoods need to be safe.

I believe David Levin has a vision for our city. I admire his forward thinking, and continuous efforts to develop a city rich with businesses and safe neighborhoods in which to raise our families. David Levin is not a man of empty promises; he is a man of action.

Please vote!

Tricia Day,
Rock Island

















 



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  Today is Thursday, April 24, the 114th day of 2014. There are 251 days left in the year.

1864 -- 150 years ago: We learn that it is a contemplation to start a paper mill in Rock Island during the summer by a gentleman from the East.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The gates of Oklahoma were swung open at noon today, and a throng of more than 30,000 settlers started over its soil.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Iowa Coliseum Co. was incorporated with $40,000 capital and planned a building on 4th Street between Warren and Green streets in Davenport.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Plans are being discussed for resurfacing the streets in the entire downtown district of Rock Island.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Some 45 jobs will be created at J.I. Case Co.'s Rock Island plant in a expansion of operations announced yesterday afternoon at the firm's headquarters in Racine, Wis.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Gardeners and farmers cheered, but not all Quad-Citians found joy Saturday as more than an inch of rain fell on the area. Motorists faced dangerous, rain-slick roads as the water activated grease and grime that had built up during dry weather.








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