Lake Shore News (Wilmette, Illinois), 1 Aug 1912, p. 7

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Editor of the Lake Shore News.
Dear Sir:
I noticed in your last issue an article in regard to the proposed repaving of Sheridan road in Wilmette, which impressed me as rather misleading regarding the opposition to the assessment as proposed. The facts are that almost every abutting property owner present was opposed to the improvement and so expressed themselves, unless a just proportion of the cost should be borne by the whole village as public benefit. The justice of their claim must be clear to any fair-minded person understanding the facts. Sheridan road is a through public boulevard, second to none in the state of Illinois. It is fair to assume that 90 per cent of the wear on this road is from foreign traffic - with slight repairs it could be put and kept in good condition were it not for the fact that almost every one driving any kind of vehicle usually heads for Sheridan road. Yet the objectors were given absolutely no consideration, though no argument was made denying their contention. It was simply a case of the steam roller having the right of way and it was put over.
Yours respectfully,
A. J. Woodcock.
Chicago, Ill. July 25, 1912.

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