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 Monday, Oct. 20, the 293rd day of 2014. There are 72 days left in the year.

1864 -- 150 years ago: The store of Devoe and Crampton was entered and robbed of about $500 worth of gold pens and pocket cutlery last night.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Michael Malloy was named president of the Tri-City Stone Cutters Union.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Dewitte C. Poole, former Moline newspaperman serving as vice consul general for the United States government in Paris, declared in a letter to friends that the once gay Paris is a city of sadness and desolation.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Plans for the construction of an $80,000 wholesale bakery at 2011 4th Ave. were announced by Harry and Nick Coin, of Rock Island. It is to be known as the Banquet Bakery.
1964 -- 50 years ago: An application has been filed for a state permit to organize a savings and loan association in Moline, it was announced. The applicants are Ben Butterworth, A.B. Lundahl, C. Richard Evans, John Harris, George Crampton and William Getz, all of Moline, Charles Roberts, Rock Island, and Charles Johnson, of Hampton.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Indian summer is quickly disappearing as temperatures slide into the 40s and 50s this week. Last week, highs were in the 80s.


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