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    Dear Bob, here are some photos of my life here on the campus of Concordia Seminary. I love kids, working with the grounds crew, swimming, playing with my dog friends, and especially my own family people.
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    August 01, 2014



    First of all, there is a big sign , as you enter the work zones stating, cell phone are not to be used in the work zone, period. Your not suppose to use cell phones in the work zone, unless it is hands free or blue tooth.
    Second, we know you don't like road construction, but this will be a great improvement for the
    City of Collinsville and the region.
    Third, those people along the stretch of road with homes close to the road were paid the value of their home and could move, if they desire or can stay and pocket the money. There choice.
    And please don't use your cell phone in a work zone. It is dangerous for the work crews.


    As of January 1, 2014, a new law in Illinois bans the use of all hand-held devices while driving in Illinois. Only hands-free technology such as speakerphones, bluetooth, and headsets are pemitted. In addition: (1) all cell phone use is prohibited while driving in a school zone; (2) all cell phone use is prohibited while driving in a highway construction zone, and (3) all cell phone use is prohibited if you are a novice driver. All Illinois drivers are prohibited from texting..

    Diane Meyer

    Ok, Ron, your point is taken. I will say that 2 of those were taken on Sunday when no work was being done and no workers were working.And no one was around on the block for the 3rd. And I was totally stopped in all cases as were all the other cars.

    On the main topic however, I still disagree with you that this will be a huge benefit to anyone except those zooming from Edwardsville to the mall.


    Being stopped is not and exception to the law. It may actually be more dangerous, since being stopped and taking a picture puts the drivers in the rear at risk of running into you.

    Also, whenever and wherever there has been a major highway improvement, there has always been major economic development to follow along and around the highway corridor.

    Frank K

    I don't like to agree with Ron, but traffic needs to flow. Residents were paid fair value and it will look different. A committee for city council members and citizens met for a long time to work out the design and had to decide about width of the road etc.. Many hard decisions had to be made. The biggest mistake is the Dairy Queen got designated a historic structure (a piece of junk of a bldg.) and in that area the land was take on the East side instead of both sides of the street. The entrance to the Catholic church and Kassly funeral home had to be studied in depth. Big decisions had to be made. I think the biggest mistake was the Dairy Queen bldg. They are making great progress, more than 6 months ahead of schedule because the contractor was able to work while the utility lines were moved back. Wait till the public sees the cul-de-sac at the South end of Keebler. I attended many of the public hearings and recommended they widen the street south of "Shop and Save" because that will be the connecting street from Keebler back to Vandalia. I predict Kassly Funeral processions will gather in the cul-de-sac.

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