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Updated: November 9, 2012 6:06AM



Endorsing Russell
for Kane coroner

I first met Rob Russell when he was the liaison officer from DuPage County Sheriff’s for a senior center in Wayne Township. I never heard anything but positive things about him. I was told by staff that he constantly went above and beyond working with the staff members. He was very attentive with the seniors and was always approachable.

Rob eventually joined the Lions club I belong to. As I got to know him even more there were several things about him that impressed me. First of all he is very family orientated and is very involved with his kids’ schooling and sports activities at all levels. He and his wife are presently proud parents of their oldest daughter following dad’s footsteps into the service.

Rob is also very ambitious. He is constantly trying to make improvements. Not only with himself through education, his career by advancements but with his desire to serve the public through involvement. One thing that stands out about Rob is his leadership and as Kane County coroner he will rely on his leadership and experience as a DuPage County Sheriff to do the proper investigation needed at a crime scene. If needed he will be the most qualified to step in and be in charge of that crime scene should no high ranking police officers be present.

I highly endorse Rob Russell for Kane County Coroner and feel that he is without a doubt the best candidate for the position. I’m sure you will agree and support him in the upcoming election.

Ray Eaton

South Elgin

State tax hike
opposed by Fee

Over the past two years you’ve probably noticed a lower balance in your bank account. This is typical during hard economic times, but for any of those that are familiar with Illinois’ politics, you know that $1,000 out of pocket because of the 67 percent income tax hike passed early last year. That’s money that could have been spent on groceries to feed our children, an education to adapt to in a rapidly changing job climate, or put away toward a retirement fund.

What’s worse is that the financial situation hasn’t gotten any better since the tax increase. In fact, it is even worse than before it was imposed. Things like pharmaceutical assistance are being crowded out by payments of our debt.

Springfield politicians need to stop spending irresponsibly. I urge you to vote for Pat Fee. She is the only candidate committed to repealing Governor Quinn’s 67 percent income tax hike.

Cynthia Schneider

Naperville



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