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Improve your community by voting ‘yes’

Published: Saturday, Nov. 3, 2012 1:15 a.m. CDT

The hallmark of every great community is its desire to become better while improving the quality of life for its citizens. Dixon has an opportunity to enhance who we are through the proposed 1 percent sales tax and the Dixon Sports and Activities Center.

The center will allow for greater resources not only for the children in our community, but it also will be a place for people of all ages. The center will become not only a great recreational and educational facility, but it also will be a dynamic tool in recruiting future businesses and industries, as well as future neighbors and friends.

Whoever may be looking to Dixon for their future will see that our community is on the cutting edge when it comes to forward thinking and progress. We will use the center as a resource that brings in visitors who will spend their money in our local businesses (estimated at $2.5 million a year, according to a study by the Docking Institute of Public Affairs).

Even better, the center allows our own citizens to remain in our community for events instead of traveling across northern Illinois for the proper facilities.

This project makes us better as a community. It makes the educational experience of the children in our community better. It makes the quality of life for all of our residents better. It improves our cultural activities, and it improves our health and well-being.

I encourage all Lee County citizens to improve their communities and vote yes.

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