- Three female fugitives wanted in New Jersey restaurant theft arrested in Illinois
- Man guilty in 2012 crash into home that injured 8-year-old
- McDonald’s: Federal complaint says company is joint employer
- T-Mobile settlement: $90M for cell phone bill cramming
- Shelter Care Ministries gets $30,000 grant
- Even more dead bees?
- Holiday travel: 98.6 million plan getaway, most on record
- Scam artists posing as utility reps, demanding payment
- Holiday mailing deadlines approach, Rockford Post Office warns
- Hispanics more than half of all renters, yet most are uninsured
To the Editor: The old shell game
Whenever the citizens (taxpayers) of Rockford are against something, our city leaders are usually for it. (Video and off-track betting and the pending adult book store.) Why? Because it generates more coffer money to be wasted upon frivolous and unwanted developments. And these detested projects are conducted in the City Hall’s chambers (or voted upon)! Perhaps it’s “the old shell game” where a city council member brings up an issue to be voted upon. But then it will be laid over (postponed) until a later date. Because it’s being debated between us taxpayers and our city planners! But whenever it’s supposed to be voted on for the third time, they (City Hall) will postpone it again—playing cat and mouse. And on the third time, their votes will be hurriedly passed through.
Philip J. Wilson
From the Nov. 24-30, 2010 issue