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- Illinois Tollway awards $337 million in contracts, sets budget
- 44 earn bachelor’s degrees at Saint Anthony College of Nursing
- Goodwill opens Donation Express site on Perryville
- Rock Valley College to manage TechWorks program
- University of Illinois at Chicago names chancellor
- Salvation Army to distribute food, toys to nearly 2,000 families
- American Manufacturing Competitiveness Act signed into law
To the Editor: Rep. Sacia discourages businesses
Help. My state rep is calling me names again. As I read the columns of the other Illinois state reps and their districts, I see no references to NIMBY, McCarthyites, Witchhunters, Naysayers, Spin Doctors, Anti Folk, and my favorite, Fear Mongers.
A friend of mine, who happens to own a finance company in Chicago, wanting to invest in Jo Daviess County, asks: “What is wrong with your rep? He is so unprofessional calling his constituents names. Can’t he focus on issues that don’t divide his district? I’ll wait until after the election before taking a chance on investing in your area.”
Jim Sacia, protecting his “Done Deal” aka The Mega Dairy, is discouraging other businesses and real estate deals from happening. These businesses and real estate investors understand that a factory farm only attracts more factory farms. The economy is bad, but money and jobs can be had when investors are impressed with the integrity of an area, esthetically, politically and environmentally.
A state rep who sacrifices the property values of his constituents for an out-of-state developer with a proposed project that is environmentally threatening his district, and is not even in his home county, is ruining other forms of economic development. Smart business people will veer right and left to avoid the factory farm takeover our Jim Sacia loves to represent.
From the Oct. 6-12, 2010 issue