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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1864 — 150 years ago: A mad dog was shot in Davenport after biting several other canines and snapping at several children. The police should abate this nuisance — there are about 500 dogs in this city that ought to be killed at once.
1889 — 125 years ago: Track laying operations on 2nd Avenue, stopped by the Moline-Rock Island company last spring for lack of rail, have been resumed.
1914 — 100 years ago: Bulletins allowed to come through the strong continental censorship of all war news indicated that Germany was advancing with a dash against both Russia and France.
1939 — 75 years ago: Emil J Klein, of Rock Island, was elected commander of Rock Island Post 200, American Legion.
1964 — 50 years ago: Members of the Davenport police department and their families are being invited to the department's family picnic to be held Aug. 27 at the Mississippi Valley Fairgrounds.
1989 — 25 years ago: Beginning this fall, Black Hawk College will offer a continuing education course in horseback riding at the Wright Way Equestrian Center, Moline, located just east of the Deere Administration Center.




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