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Looking out for us

Published: Monday, April 7, 2014 5:30 a.m. CST

To the Editor:

I once worked for a large corporation that manufactured several types of large equipment.

The company split into divisions for the equipment it manufactured. Each division acted autonomously. In the 1980s, the corporation began hemorrhaging money, to the tune of $1 million per day. The corporation was forced to sell off several divisions and consolidatefunctions/departments, covering all the remaining operations instead of duplicating them for each division.

What is my point? When I read about the superfluous taxing districts in Illinois (not for the first time by the way), I am reminded of my former employer. Unfortunately for the taxpayer, the taxing districts just keep receiving money via budgets. The politicians through their good-old-boy network want to maintain the status quo, and to heck with the taxpayer.

It seems that state Rep. Jack Franks is our only ally/representative looking out for us and our pocketbooks.

I urge you to contact Franks to tell him you appreciate his efforts in looking out for our best interests and not the politicians’.

Gretchen Spreitzer


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