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Reporter opened eyes and minds in Sauk Valley

Published: Saturday, May 24, 2014 1:15 a.m. CST

It had to be a very bad day for SVM Night News Editor Christopher Heimerman when he was writing The People’s Voice for May 15. A big dark cloud probably evolved over the Sauk Valley. SVM reporter David Giuliani was leaving the area.

Mr. Giuliani did more for the people of this area in reporting than anyone else. He was efficient, knowledgeable, factual, and not afraid to step on toes. The elected officials and those who filled vacant positions more than likely detested him, but everything he wrote has substantial evidence to back his allegations (facts).

Yes, Mr. Giuliani was the “people’s voice.” He wasn’t scared of the people he investigated. He knew how and where to get the information and print the facts. When someone gets elected to an office or fills a vacant position, they lack the rationale of where they came from.

They’re instant “know-it-alls,” and the ranks they left, whom they represent, are peons.

They don’t know anything. In essence, they’re above the citizens. However, if you question the people, you’re a troublemaker; causing trouble by asking questions.

They forget they work for and are responsible to the people they represent. We aren’t stupid. The elected officials work for the citizens; without the citizens, they’re nothing.

Mr. Giuliani was one of the citizens, not scared, but did an excellent job of informing. If you ever called him and he wasn’t in, he always returned your call. Fact: Many elected officials don’t have phone listings. He treated you as if you were important – not as a troublemaker, a nobody.

Thank you, Mr. Giuliani, very much. You opened the eyes and minds of the Sauk Valley to the happenings of which we might never have known. A black cloud has covered the Sauk Valley.

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