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Letter: Finucane a solid choice for DeKalb alderman

Published: Friday, April 5, 2013 5:30 a.m. CDT

To the Editor:

As a long time resident of DeKalb’s Second Ward, I’ve been pleased with the representation our area has received on the City Council.

In commending the present alderman, Tom Teresinski, and respecting his decision not to seek re-election, I’m very pleased to see Bill Finucane running for the position.

Bill Finucane is a rock-solid member of our community, having spent his entire adult life in DeKalb. He and wife Rita have educated their children in DeKalb schools, and both have devoted considerable time to civic and charitable efforts.

I’ve known Bill primarily as a fellow Kishwaukee Kiwanian, where his efforts have been outstanding. Perhaps his proudest accomplishment has been the growth of our club’s Biking with Beanzie, now an established annual event that has provided bicycle enthusiasts the chance to ride the rolling expanse of the DeKalb region, while giving Kiwanis a fundraising opportunity towards expansion of the bike path and other community causes.

I know Bill will carry his “can do” approach onto the DeKalb City Council, and I wholeheartedly support his candidacy for 2nd Ward alderman.  Please vote April 9.

Jerry Smith

DeKalb

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