The Commercial-News, Danville, IL

May 14, 2013

Protect area from coal mine



Decisions that Homer makes about relations with a potential coal mine affect many surrounding communities. Even though I am not a resident of Homer, I shop there, my children go to school there, we participate in community sports events and enjoy Homer Lake. So, in many ways, Homer is a second home to my family.

I was pleased with the April elections. The people of Homer elected new board members, and one board member who had resigned, came back. I think the new board members will listen to residents and be their voice. I think this board will bring back respect and integrity. I hope they will strive to protect our environment. We need each other to maintain our quality of life. I am hopeful about the future of Homer.

Heather Soder