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Readers react to the Tribune's Rauner endorsement

Chicago Tribune

Tuesday, October 9, 2018  |  Letter to Editor  |  Ahmed Oadeer

Illinois’ future

To the editor: Thank you for a well-reasoned and timely editorial. Indeed, we need another four years of Gov. Bruce Rauner to stop the Madigan hordes from further destroying our state.

I just returned from a month-long trip to Houston. The exuberance I saw in that city for population growth and job creation was scary, as I knew that its gain was most likely due to our loss.

Houston is preparing to overtake Chicago as the third-largest city in the nation in the next decade. What was amazing is the fact that it has not yet fully recovered from the effects of Hurricane Harvey yet its population keeps growing.

The hot, muggy climate is no hindrance for the people who are flocking to Houston — and other major cities in Texas like Dallas and Austin — despite a lack of meaningful public transportation, clogged highways, threats of another Harvey-like hurricane sometime in the not-so-distant future.

The reasons are obviously, jobs, jobs and more jobs!

— Ahmed Qadeer, Naperville