To the Editor:
I am starting to question the Northwest Herald’s infatuation with a barber from Wonder Lake who claims to have people dropping nails in his driveway for political payback.
One has to wonder if this is just a scam to get his name out in public so he can rant about eliminating townships, as both he and the paper seem to have the same goal.
Could it be that the nails were not actual threats to the barber but rather a scam? Or could it be material left by people working on the barber shop building or the barber’s house? Especially given that if you wanted to flatten someone’s tires, there are many other ways to do so.
And what is it with the Northwest Herald criticizing state Rep. Steve Reick for proposing a bill that would require a unbiased fiscal impact study to be completed before taking action on elimination of townships or township road districts for the purpose of verifying saving?
Finally, we have a politician using some common sense, and then the Northwest Herald Editorial Board criticizes it.
I think the Editorial Board’s criticism would be better directed at state Rep. David McSweeney and the pink-shirted highway commissioner in Algonquin Township who he supports, along with the hundreds of thousands of dollars wasted in legal fees.