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Letter: Make DeKalb better, not bigger

Published: Tuesday, Aug. 6, 2013 5:30 a.m. CDT

To the Editor:

I don’t know why some people in our local government are so obsessed with building more housing developments, when our inner city of DeKalb is falling to pieces.

How many small restaurants in town have opened, just to end up closing a few months later? DeKalb can’t even keep three movie theaters open.

Parts of the NIU area looks like a slum. Houses all over the city that are now bank owned, are totally dilapidated. A good example of one stands on the corner of Taylor Street and Maplewood Avenue.

Why don’t we concentrate on keeping DeKalb the nice, quaint, college town most of us have loved in the past, and leave our prime farmland to the farmers?

Make DeKalb better, not bigger.

Sherre Perkins

DeKalb

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