Bringing the past into the future

Bringing the past into the future

There are 2 comments on the Bureau County Republican story from Aug 22, 2009, titled Bringing the past into the future. In it, Bureau County Republican reports that:

More than 100 years ago, an interurban street car began making the rounds among local cities such as LaSalle, Spring Valley, DePue, Bureau and Princeton, weaving together the residents, businesses and amusements of the area.

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#1 Aug 29, 2009
Oh brother. We just lost another business (Hobbs) the only route into town has an abandoned gas station to one side and a broken down motel on the other. We are getting taken over by public aid people from up north our streets are garbage, our taxes are high and there is no where to park down town on Friday or Saturday nights. But lets put some effort in to a trolley. Who voted for this guy?

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#2 Aug 30, 2009
Why is this area so hung up on tourism? What about JOBS for the people that live in this area. Our schools have over 50% kids that are on reduced or free lunch, jobs are nowhere to be found but, A "trolley on rubber wheels", run by volunteers will go over real well MAYOR BANKS when it is 40 below ZERO!!!!!!!!! How in the hell was this man elected? The downtown area is so filthy and empty it is horrible. And our mayors great idea is to have a trolley? And the other area mayors are excited and want to jump in on this idea? No wonder this area is going downhill!!
Just get in your boat, have a few beers and go fishing mayor Banks!! Maybe th trolley can get you down to Barto landing!!!!!!!!!!

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