To the Editor:
I am very concerned about the future of Petersen Park in McHenry. Now the mayoral campaign is in full swing, I have read with interest and astonishment Metra’s plans to run trains right through the heart of McHenry’s most used park. Hello, commuter trains; goodbye, Fiesta Days and the 4th of July fireworks along the shores of McCullom Lake.
When Steve Cuda was mayor, Metra assured us that a new station would be located just north of Bull Valley Road and south of the current station. That is where the largest employers in the city of McHenry were located. Why haven’t the city fathers (and “city mother”) objected to this plan?
Follow the money. Who benefits from a brand new station in Johnsburg? We need new leadership behind the mayor’s desk. Vote for Steve Cuda on April 9.