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Sign Getting Updated


City workers are shown removing the sign that caused much uproar over the past week. The sign will be reworked and placed again.
 
After most of the Momence City Council meeting on Monday evening was taken up by people either complaining against the wording on the 'Drivin' the Dixie' sign on the southwest corner of River Street and Dixie Highway, the sign was taken down early Tuesday morning and will be re-worded.

The issue arose when the heading of the 'Momence' section of the sign advertised Momence as the "Gateway to the Grand Kankakee Marsh."  Residents took the to mean the proposed marsh that is being tossed around by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife, which most are vehemently opposed to.  The actual meaning was taken from the film, "Everglades of the North" which was released approximately two years earlier and showed the history of Momence and how visitors would come to hunt and fish in the marsh areas surrounding the town.

The louder voices won, and the sign has been removed and will be reworked, and put up again, with the approval of the Momence City Council Sign Committee.

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