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Letters to the Editor

Asking ‘why’ to many local and area concerns

1. Why is there so much dead air on WSDR-AM during the “Coast to Coast” program at night? The previous owners did not have that problem that I recall.

2. Why isn’t there any information for Sterling on Comcast Channel 11, called “Sterling Programming”?  

3. Why does the city allow developers to build subdivisions without sidewalks? Do people have to start dying by getting hit by cars before this bad policy changes? And they’re not joggers at night, either! They are people who don’t own cars and are walking home with items such as groceries!

4. Why aren’t most traffic lights in Dixon, Rock Falls, and Sterling synchronized with traffic? The only ones that seem to be are at East Third and East Fourth streets at 16th Avenue in Sterling, and Sauk Road and state Route 2 in Dixon.

5. Why aren’t people driving cars with their lights on? Cars were made that way for safety. An oncoming, dark-colored car without lights on cannot be seen against a backdrop of dark trees.

6. Why can’t city workers figure out a way for street snow removal without burying curb sidewalks with snow? Curb sidewalks are rather dangerous along major thoroughfares anyhow, and are another bad policy that has squeaked into existence. 

If we can put a man on the moon, this, too, can be solved!  

7. Why aren’t the three street lights (or at least one of them) lit behind Applebee’s in Sterling? It is very dark at night, especially when trying to find entrances to the parking lot.

8. Why aren’t bathtubs insulated underneath? Spraying the tub with rubber on the underside does not do the trick! Filling it with hot water to get it warm isn’t exactly smart, environmentally, either when it comes to the use of water and the energy to heat the water.

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