Daily dose: Local history, David Gill campaign on TV

Local history In 1912, C.W. Murphy, trustee for the National Refrigerators’ Co. on South Neil Street, whose affairs were found by the chamber of commerce to be badly tangled, will mail out to each of the 190 creditors a letter with the full list of the assets and liabilities of the company. The letter advises what must be done to keep the company out of bankruptcy. “Affairs out at the plant now are in such shape that if the plant is forced into bankruptcy we will know who did the forcing,” said Murphy. “We are led to believe that the creditors will accept the proposition for the sale of the property and afterward a pro rata settlement of their bills.”
In 1962, the Urbana Park District board directed its attorney to ascertain if a title policy can be obtained on Leal Park. The action was prompted by reports that the owners of the Lincoln Lodge Motel, 403 W. University Ave., were interested in obtaining the property. The motel adjoins Leal Park. A park district official said the park is infrequently used and it probably would help the park district if it was disposed of.
 

Gill TV spots begin

From a press release ...


Bloomington, IL — Dr.  David Gill’s campaign for Congress hit the airwaves today with its first TV commercial of the general election. The 30-second spot is called “Dishes” and is now airing on cable and broadcast TV outlets across central and southwest Illinois. It comes on the heels of Gill’s recent radio advertising campaign and his successful grassroots online organizing.
 
The TV spot tells David Gill’s story from age 13, when he went to work washing dishes and bussing tables at a Big Boy Restaurant after losing his 37 year-old father to cancer. Later, Gill stocked shelves at a store to work his way through college while he earned his math degree from The University of Illinois. David mopped floors at a laundromat in the middle of the night to get through medical school.  The commercial features Dr. Gill in a restaurant kitchen, in a laundromat and meeting with a patient.
 
The commercial reminds voters that Gill has never been on a public payroll or taken orders from a politician. Instead, he has been a family practice and ER doctor for 24 years, caring for thousands of his neighbors in Central Illinois.
 
“I know a little something about what it’s like to struggle to make ends meet,” said David Gill. “I know what it’s like to work hard for everything you have. Too many people are facing tough times without good jobs in our part of Illinois. They’re worried about how they’re going to pay the mortgage, get the medical care they need or even put food on the table. But the politicians in Washington DC seem to worry more about their fundraising and their political attacks than they do about getting to work to solve our serious economic problems.”
 
“I’m running for Congress to protect Medicare and Social Security, to end the War in Afghanistan now and bring our troops and our tax dollars back home,” Gill concluded. “I’m running to stand up to the Wall Street bankers and corporate lobbyists who get all the breaks and then get bailed out by us.”
 
David Gill is the Democratic nominee for US Congress in the newly redrawn 13th Congressional District that stretches across parts of 14 counties in central and southwest Illinois. Gill is currently an emergency room doctor in Bloomington, Illinois. He and his wife Elaine have six children.

 

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