Letters: Thrilled with Romeoville
February 26, 2013 7:16PM
Updated: March 28, 2013 6:06AM
The Romeoville Village Board passed Resolution 121565 on Sept. 12, 2012. That resolution covers the Phase II Civic Campus Project at Murphy Park at Montrose and Route 53.
I have lived in Romeoville 51 years, first on Dalhart and then Montrose. I have seen a lot of changes in the area around Montrose and Route 53.
When I moved to Romeoville, the village hall, along with an open field, was located there. Over the years, a lot of changes were made. Village hall was torn down. We now have the Doc McCartan War Memorial Park and Safety Town, which teaches children basic safety.
Now, the village is going to add a pavilion and playground. I urge everyone to go to village hall and look at the design. You’ll be impressed.
The Doc McCartan War Memorial Park and Safety Town are beautiful, and I am equally excited about the new pavilion and playground. These additions increase everyone’s property value.
Thank you, Mayor Noak, and keep up the good work.
Jerry L. Capps
He did the right thing
The father of one of the girls accused of involvement in the recent Joliet murders of two young men is paying a price for doing the right thing.
William McKee received a call from his daughter, Bethany McKee, on the day of the murders. She had left the house, where the murders took place, and told her father what happened. He immediately reported the crime to police. Why? “I love my daughter,” he said.
Now McKee tells the Herald-News (Feb. 6) that the mopes on the “blogosphere” apparently have his daughter already convicted, while his family is being subjected to threats and taunting.
My reaction is different. William McKee did the right thing — a very difficult thing — but the right thing. And I applaud him for it. His quick action may have saved other lives, and certainly was key in helping the Joliet police quickly arrest the suspects.
How difficult that call to the police must have been is hard to imagine. Yet he did it. How many of us would do the same if we found ourselves in a similar situation? I’d like to think most people would. My life experience tells me, not many.
Maybe we need more William McKee’s in this world.