Letters to the Editor

Only in Illinois

On a recent trip to Illinois, to visit with family, we were completely amused. While traveling various Illinois interstates, we noticed weeds 6-feet tall and holes 6-inches deep, and construction barriers for miles, with not a single soul working in them.

But our humor was activated by the sight of sweepers running along the way, we presumed they were probably private contractors hired by the politicians to keep the 6-foot weeds dusted, the 6-inch deep holes cleaned out, and their 8-inch deep pockets filled with cash. We wondered if they’re getting paid from the mysteriously missing Lottery funds.

It’s no wonder Illinois has become such a laughing stock. I still say the missing letter in IDOT is the letter “I” between the D and O.

Dennis Rodenhofer, Fort Myers, Fla.