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|Results of Knoxville Community Survey Released
|Some issues that have come up time and time again in Knoxville are now formally listed in a survey residents were asked over the summer to fill out.
Those survey results were formally released during a community meeting in Knoxville Thursday night hosted by the Knox County University of Illinois Extension.
Earl Bricker tabulated the results, and says lifting the ban on alcohol sales, figuring out ways to get and keep more younger people in town, and improving sidewalks, especially in some areas of town, were among the things residents want.
But Bricker says the survey also determined that residents are very positive about the city.
"People strongly feel that Knoxville is a good place to raise a family, that came out as number one, people strongly agreed with that. People feel safe, they feel safe here, that came out again and again in the comments that safety, lack of crime, various things of the same ilk came out as why this is why we like to live here."
The Knoxville IGA grocery store closed a few months ago, after the survey was distributed. The survey also indicated that having a grocery store in town was critical.
The 64 page report will be available at Knoxville City Hall and the Knoxville Public Library, and also on the city's website.
(Clockwise from left: Terry Pool, Mayor of Knoxville; Carrie McKillip, Knox County University of Illinois Extension Educator; Tom Schmidt, Knoxville resident and Galesburg Regional Economic Development Association president; and Oliver Ferguson, GREDA Business Development Coordinator, watch Thursday's presentation on the Knoxville Community Survey.)
(A crowd listens to a presentation on the results of the Knoxville Community Survey Thursday evening at the Knoxville American Legion. WGIL News Story and Photos by Will Stevenson.)
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