“Forgive me if this is a duplication and forgive me Joni Mitchell for the plagiarism:
Don’t It Aways Seem To Go That You Don’t Know What You’ve Got ‘Til It’s Gone…They’d Like To Pave Paradise ‘n Put Up I-66 (oooo, bop, bop, bop, bop….)
I’ve been collecting articles from local MO and IL newspapers if anyone is interested. Can’t print them here or I’d be breaking some law. But to make a long story short, IL Department of Transportation Assistant Secretary David Phelps (and someone from Metropolis) have resurrected what was previously stone cold dead IL Govermment interest. After an open forum, public opinion was stated to be says 64 percent of 760 people recently polled supported the proposed Interstate’s route across southern Illinois. Phelps added that 28 people said the interstate shouldn’t be built at all and four were undecided” Too bad more opposition was not available.