After reading some of the silliness taking place elsewhere concerning local elections, I thought I would comment on Fairview Heights.
There is a group of people called "Arnold's assassins" who would do or say anything to discredit the people they want defeated. The following items include, but are not limited to, fabricating a story about an alderwoman barging into a private meeting, supporting a former Ward 3 alderwoman who had her fund-raiser in Belleville and stealing signs from various candidates in large quantities (116 from a single alderwoman in one night). That theft is listed as a felony on the police report. They even recruited a resident to accuse the Ward 3 alderwoman of ignoring a drug house, closed down five years ago.
This group has taken turns during citizens comments at City Council trashing a no-knock ordinance because it was proposed by the alderwoman they are working to defeat. Whatever happened to running on your record, what your vision is or your ideas for this community? Sad.
On, and before I forget, does anyone know what the point was of Alderwoman Linda Arnold's insert in this newspaper recently? You know, I haven't' seen that type of rambling in print since the government released Ted Kaczynski's (the Unabomber) manifesto.
It's a shame that some people are trying to reduce Fairview Heights to a punch line.