Letter to the Editor
from Darrel W. Bruck Jr.
The City of Kankakee has been in decline for many years as most of us know who grew up here. The city’s decline not only hurts its residents but also brings down the rest of the county.
The same power brokers have been running the city for decades, often with little or no real opposition. When real opposition does come forward they find ways to kick them off the ballot or make up stuff to discredit them, even giving themselves a standing ovation at a city council meeting.
I ask City of Kankakee voters to ask themselves these questions before they vote April 9.
Are you better off today than you were 4 years ago when Mayor Epstein took office?
Has Mayor Epstein put in place a real economic development plan to create jobs and a new tax base to lower the tax burden on home owners? Does she even have a plan? Are things done only if certain people benefit?
Do you feel safer in your neighborhood or has crime gotten worst?
Are there more or less boarded up homes in your neighborhood?
If you agree things are only getting worse, it is time to vote Mayor Epstein and the crony network out of office. You know what they say about voting for the same people over and over and expecting a different outcome.
Darrel W. Bruck Jr.