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Developer has plans for property across from Tropics


Dear Editor:

In light of Mike Fak's recent story and mention about the eyesore at the corner of Lincoln Parkway and Woodlawn Road, I would like to share some of what I have learned when I asked current Mayor Joan Ritter about the same building.

Her reply to me is that a business developer is currently working with the estate of the former owners, and associated attorneys, and his plans are to bring a large store to that location.

As you can imagine, working through the legalities does take some time, but it was my understanding that he has already invested thousands of dollars into this property through EPA site testing, etc.

I hope this helps to shed some light on this subject.

Fun Fun Fun and Good Vibrations for everyone,

Jason Harlow

District representation ‘is not as complicated as it is made out to be’


To the editor:

You are absolutely right, Mike.  If districts are not necessary for the county board members, why not elect state and national representatives on an at-large basis.  Then when you have a problem that needs a solution you can contact all of them, and then you will probably hear from none of them.  This is not as complicated as it is made out to be.  There is a solution, but there will never be one unless someone is willing to spend some time on the matter.    

Jerry Shockey

Sahuarita, Ariz.

Reader wholeheartedly agrees about the property across from the Tropics


To the editor:

I wholeheartedly agree about the property across from the Tropics. It's an eyesore that should have been renovated or torn down years ago. It's long past time to do something about it!

Clare Gramley





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Letters to the Editor
Lincoln Daily News
601 Keokuk St.
Lincoln, IL  62656

Letters must include the writer's name, telephone number, mailing address and/or e-mail address (we will not publish address or phone number information). Lincoln Daily News reserves the right to edit letters to reduce their size or to correct obvious errors. Lincoln Daily News reserves the right to reject any letter for any reason. Lincoln Daily News will publish as many acceptable letters as space allows. 


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