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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1889 — 125 years ago: The Central station, car house and stables of the Moline-Rock Island Horse Railway line of the Holmes syndicate, together with 15 cars and 42 head of horses, were destroyed by fire. The loss was at $15,000.
1914 — 100 years ago: Vera Cruz, Mexico, after a day and night of resistance to American forces, gradually ceased opposition. The American forces took complete control of the city.
1939 — 75 years ago: Dr. R. Bruce Collins was reelected for a second term as president of the Lower Rock Island County Tuberculosis Association.
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