Olson: Pressure in DeKalb, giving in Genoa, flying to Miami
It’s remarkable how people at DeKalb’s school and park districts have changed their tune on the future of Kiwanis Park. Just goes to show what public pressure can do.
A month ago, DeKalb Park District Executive Director Cindy Capek told me that the only way the park district would be able to buy the property would be through a referendum. No money in the budget.
DeKalb School District 428 said negotiations to trade the 41-acre park at Fourth Street and Fairview Drive to ShoDeen Construction for 33 acres of land near DeKalb High School were proceeding full-steam ahead.
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