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Letter: Complaint about decorations unfair to workers

Published: Tuesday, March 11, 2014 9:20 p.m. CDT

To the Editor:

I take umbrage at Eric Olson’s recent column about the Christmas decorations that remain in place when spring is right around the corner (“It’s time to shake off winter,” March 8). I think you owe an apology to the city workers who have been distracted by making sure that the streets on which you drive remained passable during and after each of the recent snow falls. 

Before writing your editorial you might have explored the reasons why the Christmas decorations are still in place almost three months after the holiday is over.

The truth is that many of them are frozen into the ground and will remain so for some time to come. Others are at heights that can only be accessed by ladder, and presently the ground is still too icy to be attempting ladder work.

You were out of line admonishing those who are unable to deal with circumstances that are beyond their control. If you need to be critical you might turn your energy to your own staff. Daily Chronicle readers would like to be reading copy that is correctly spelled and follows the rules of proper English grammar.

Tricia DeBoo

Sycamore

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