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, April 18, the 108th day of 2014. There are 257 days left in the year.
1864 -- 150 years ago: A new steamer, Keithsburg, now is at our levee taking on board the balance of her fixtures preparatory to assuming her position on the daily Rock Island and Keokuk line.
1889 -- 125 years ago: C.W. Hawes was appointed deputy county clerk by county clerk Donaldson.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Mrs. O.E. child, of Moline, was named president of the Women's Home Missionary Society of the Methodist Church Rock Island District of the Central Illinois conference.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Augustana College is making plans for a drive for funds to erect a field house and make football field improvements.
1964 -- 50 years ago: A expanded election coverage system featuring a 16-foot chalkboard showing up to the minute running totals, attracted a large and enthusiastic crowd to The Argus newsroom last night.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Balloons frame Rock Island attorney Stewart Winstein who was given a surprise party in the rotunda of the Rock Island County Courthouse on Thursday to honor his 50th year of practicing law.




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