Letter: Mayor editorial ignored key points on developments


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Posted Online: April 06, 2013, 11:00 pm
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After reading the editorial on page A4 in Wednesday's Dispatch/Argus about the Rock Island mayoral race, I have questions.

The paper seems to report that Mayor Dennis Pauley has brought a Walmart and a Fareway to Rock Island, although all stories that I've heard or read on both of these developments seem to be contradictory.

Earlier articles published about mayoral forums indicate that Walmart has not yet signed any kind of deal to bring a store to Rock Island.

The Fareway project is reported to have met with major environmental issues.

Being a citizen of Rock Island I am most interested in having both of these businesses come to Rock Island, but I don't think it is fair to give credit to the mayor as if these deals are already in place.

I hope that your reporting of both of these developments does not change the playing field for the other candidates involved, one of which has spoken out against both developments locations and the other has spoken out about one of the developments.

I sincerely hope that my fellow voters are thoroughly informed regarding these issues and that indeed everyone exercises their right to vote.

Jon Kelley,
Rock Island















 



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  Today is Thursday, July 24, the 205th day of 2014. There are 160 days left in the year.

1864 -- 150 years ago: The Rev. R.J. Humphrey, once a clergyman in this city, was reported killed in a quarrel in New Orleans.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The Rock Island Citizens Improvement Association held a special meeting to consider the proposition of consolidating Rock Island and Moline.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The home of A. Freeman, 806 3rd Ave., was entered by a burglar while a circus parade was in progress and about $100 worth of jewelry and $5 in cash were taken.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The million dollar dredge, Rock Island, of the Rock Island district of United States engineers will be in this area this week to deepen the channel at the site of the new Rock Island-Davenport bridge.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The Argus "walked" to a 13-0 victory over American Container Corporation last night to clinch the championship of Rock Island's A Softball League at Northwest Douglas Park.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Immediate Care Center emergency medical office at South Park Mall is moving back to United Medical Center on Sept. 1. After nearly six years in operation at the mall, Care Center employees are upset by UMC's decision. The center is used by 700 to 800 people each month.








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