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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 large pair of elk, captured in Iowa, were exhibited in Market Square today.
1889 — 125 years ago: The Rock Island Arsenal dam was being constructed under the supervision of Charles Frances, of Lowell, Mass.
1914 — 100 years ago: Mrs. Frank Mixer, of Rock Island, was the winner of the final preliminary for the women's handicap golf cup at Rock Island arsenal links.
1939 — 75 years ago: Sixteen hundred persons — many from war-fearful Europe — arrived in New York aboard the German liner Bremen. For two days on the trip, passengers were cut off from the world with both incoming and outgoing radio messages banned.
1964 — 50 years ago: Police reported five youths have been involved in the theft of about seven cars in recent weeks. Three of the youths were arrested Saturday afternoon, one was in custody as the result of a previous arrest, and the fifth is expected to be arrested today.
1989 — 25 years ago: The Rock Island/Milan School Board is asking the city to tear down Franklin School and allow the school district to pay back the estimated $100,00 cost during 10 years.






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