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 Friday, July 25, the 206th day of 2014. There are 159 days left in the year.

1864 -- 150 years ago: Walter Jones, of Co, F 23rd Ky, volunteers, lost a satchel on the Camden road, yesterday, containing his papers of discharge from the army.
1889 -- 125 years ago: E. W. Robinson purchased from Mrs. J.T. Miller the livery stable on the triangle south of Market square.
1914 -- 100 years ago: A municipal; bathing beach was advocated at the weekly meeting of the city commission by commissioner Rudgren, who suggested the foot of Seventh Street as an excellent location.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Floyd Shetter, Rock Island county superintendent schools, announced teachers hired for nearly all of the 95 rural and village grade schools in the county.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The mercury officially reached the season's previous high of 95 about noon today and continued upward toward an expected mark of 97.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Fort Armstrong hotel once the wining and dining chambers of Rock Island's elite is under repair. Progress is being made though at a seeming snail's pace to return the building to a semblance of its past glory for senior citizen's homes.








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