Letter: Better way to use money for Prairie Parkway?

By on September 17, 2009

Last week I attended the Prairie Parkway event, but it doesn’t make sense to me. I drive to and from work every day on Route 47. Why not use the Prairie Parkway funds to widen Route 47? I heard Congressman Foster talk at this event about funding and the Stimulus Act. What he forgets is that mismanaged tax money comes out of our pockets. The people commuting every day get the short end of the deal. Mark Vargas, the Republican challenger for the 14th District was also there. I really liked his idea of a jobs task force instead of more roads to nowhere.

Aaron Priebe
Huntley, Ill.