Letter: Look at wages, taxes, elect GOP in Moline Township


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Posted Online: April 06, 2013, 11:00 pm
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Regarding the Moline Township election Tuesday, there is some disturbing information regarding how the salaries of Don Johnston, the elected supervisor, and Moline Township Clerk Jan Vroman have increased.

In the real world where you cannot give yourself raises, most working class people are lucky to see a 2 percent or 3 percent increase in salary on a yearly basis.

These elected politicians are giving themselves unsustainable raises and I cannot figure out how they can legally get away with this. They have increased Moline Township taxes.

The figures are public information and can easily be located online. They are putting the Moline Township Activity Center in jeopardy along with taking money from our pocket's to fill theirs.

I encourage everyone to vote for the Republican candidates for the Moline Township positions who have pledged to fix this financial mess and work on giving the hard earned money back to the working class people of the Moline Township. Without financially responsible people in elected positions, Illinois will keep falling apart.

Politics is local and your vote matters!

Gene Clark,
Moline















 



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  Today is Friday, Aug. 22, the 234th day of 2014. There are 131 days left in the year.
1864 -- 150 years ago: The ferry boat, Rock Island, having been put in good order at the boat yard is now making her regular trips, much to the gratification of those who have to cross the river.
1889 -- 125 years ago: W.J. Gamble, for many years superintendent of the Moline & Rock Island railway, leased the Fourth Avenue Hotel and renovated and refurnished it throughout.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Pending the building of new public schools or additions to the present ones to provide adequate room for all the children, the board of education decided that pupils younger than 6 years old would not be accepted in Rock Island schools.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The fifth annual New Windsor Fair and Horse show, which has been delayed for two days because of unfavorable weather, got off to a new start last night. The parade was held this morning.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The Rock Island County Fair and Rodeo will celebrate its silver anniversary this year. The fair opens Tuesday and will run through Saturday and offers entertainment and activity for young and old.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Earl Hanson School, Rock Island, joins the Program to Assist Latch Key Student, which aids working parents. PALS is a before and after school program for grades 1-6 in certain Rock Island public and private schools.




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