The election has passed and the veto session will begin in Springfield. The residents of Arlington Heights could be dramatically affected by actions involving slots at Arlington Park.
The newly elected have stated they would listen to the residents when casting their votes for our future. Slots at the track will increase revenues, support local businesses, create jobs and bolster the economy.
This improved economy will assist in providing services to all Arlington citizens; or we can continue to see businesses close and services cut.
The alternative plan is to raise your taxes. Seniors, people with fixed incomes, those sending their children to private schools, the unemployed, underemployed and the rest of the hardworking families may not want their taxes raised.
We have a voice. Call the mayor's office and tell our elected officials we don't want higher taxes and service cuts. Tell your elected officials we vote for us. We vote for more services. We vote for lower taxes. We vote yes again (as we did in 1994)! Put slots at the track. Tell every Arlington Heights resident to call for his own family budget.
The elected officials have a responsibility to represent the residents of Arlington Heights. Each elected official has only one personal vote, one single opinion. The responsibility of being elected is to support what the majority desires. Call the village and tell the elected officials to represent us. Put slots at the track.
Bridget and Alan Murdoch