- Celebrate Dia de los Muertos at Riverfront Museum Park campus Nov. 1
- Lee Hamilton: Some thoughts on governing
- Top of Illinois Veterans Stand Down Oct. 31 in Rockford
- CUB shares list of worst customer horror stories
- Park District receives Governor’s Sustainability Award
- Park District’s ‘Ties & Tennies’ fund-raiser Nov. 14; deadline Nov. 6
- Nov. 2 concert celebrates release of Jodi Beach’s sixth recording
- Healthy Halloween Party Nov. 1 at U of I College of Medicine at Rockford
- Three local NFL Flag Football teams head to regional competition
- ‘Hoo’ Haven hosts annual open house Nov. 2 in Durand
Old Holiday Inn could be a Motel 6
The old Holiday Inn and Ramada Inn has just been refurbished. Nobody is using it, and if it keeps going that way, it’s going to be bulldozed over. The last people who ran it couldn’t pay their heat or electric bills.
I say it could make it as a Motel 6, at least break expenses. That’s a chain in the U.S. and Canada, only. Some have swimming pools. I understand they don’t serve breakfast, but you could possibly get it sent in. Even if it were a Motel 6, it may take 12-20 years to get their money back. It could be a bingo hall, and the Indians could have something to do with it. What I suggest is only have bingo three nights a week on the cards, not machines, and one matinee. That would be four days. If you have it every day, you wear people out.
I have a listing of places that offer gambling for overnight at fairly reasonable prices. Usually when it’s overnight, it’s two nights. If it were bingo with the American Legion or the other people who use it, there would be no liquor served. The reason for that is 18-year-olds would be allowed in there.
The bingo hall up at Madison, they allow 18-year-olds, and they have machines when they have a fund-raiser. It’s raising money for a charity.
All I can say is “In God we trust” to all, and “God be everyone’s co-pilot.” Also, God’s best to all people. Amen.
From the June 18-24, 2014, issue