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Letters to the Editor

History repeating itself in Dixon

The magic show is coming back to Dixon. A good magician distracts you with a sleight of hand or verbally to make his trick work.

Now the new magicians who want to perform are called the #Dixon Strong Leadership Team. They are going to perform their trick by asking the community for their input on a community center, knowing wholeheartedly what they are planning is a sports complex.

The last time the school district asked for input from its citizens regarding purchasing the property on Brinton Avenue, everyone at the meeting objected to it. But on the same night, before the meeting was over, they were signing papers for the purchase of the property.

On Sept. 3, when Rachel Rodgers wrote the article about the second survey, it was news. By Sept. 4, the Dixon Park District was taking out an ad for bids and directions for the proposed project.

It’s almost like history is repeating itself. Don’t they understand that the citizens voted down a sports complex twice already? It doesn’t matter what you call it.

The citizens of Dixon feel that the only thing this town is lacking is a citywide swimming pool and honest leadership. If people are so adamant about bringing a sports complex to Dixon, perhaps they should put up their own money to build it.

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