Thanks RICO board majority for tabling RICL agreement


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Posted Online: April 25, 2013, 4:11 pm
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Regarding the April 15 Rock Island County Board meeting, I would like to express a heartfelt thanks to the 14 members of the board who voted to table the Rock Island Clean Line "agreement" pending Illinois Commerce Commission decisions.

These individuals displayed great wisdom and integrity by avoiding being manipulated with disputable promises that would adversely impact the landowners/taxpayers located in the potential area of the RICL transmission lines/towers in northern R.I. County.

Hopefully, if and when this issue surfaces again, the remainder of the RICO Board will adopt the same fortitude and thoughtfulness as the cited 14 colleagues.

Dan Johnson,
Port Byron

















 



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  Today is Thursday, July 31, the 212th day of 2014. There are 153 days left in the year.

1864 -- 150 years ago: A corps of surgeons now occupies the new hospital quarters at the Garrison Hospital on the Rock Island Arsenal. A fence has been installed to enclose the prison hospital.
1889 -- 125 years ago: B. Winter has let a contract to Christ Schreiner for a two story brick building with a double store front on the south side of 3rd Avenue just west of 17th Street. The estimated cost was $4,500.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Germany sent simultaneous ultimatums to Russia and France, demanding that Russia suspend mobilization within 12 hours and demanding that France inform Germany within 18 hours. In the case of war between Germany and Russia, France would remain neutral.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Civil service offices at the post office and the Rock Island Arsenal were swamped as more than 700 youths sought 15 machinist apprenticeships at the Arsenal.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Last night, American Legion Post 246 in Moline figuratively handed over the trousers to a female ex-Marine and petticoat rule began. Olga Swanson, of Moline, was installed as the first woman commander of the post .
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Illinois Quad City Civic Center captured the excitement and interest of a convention of auditorium managers this weekend in Reno, Nev. Bill Adams, civic center authority chairman, said the 10,000-seat arena planned for downtown Moline has caught the eye of construction firms, suppliers, management teams and concession groups.








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