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January 22, 2003

Adel - Nearly 100 Cook County residents turned out Tuesday night to let county commissioners know a race track is not welcome in their county.

"We don't want the noise, the pollution, or the depreciation of our property it will bring," said Gail Spencer, Cecil Resident.

Spencer lives about 3 miles from the proposed site on Highway 41, just north of Cecil. She and other concerned residents invited Barbara Clark of Jasper County, South Carolina to Tuesday night's meeting. A track similar to the one that could be built in Cook County was recently developed just a quarter mile from her home.

"It's so disturbing that we've had to give up the quiet evenings in our yard, and we can't even have funerals in peace," said Clark.

But despite these negative opinions, the race track still has many supporters. Cook County Economic Developer Kerry Waldron says the monetary benefits are endless. "We've figured it could bring in an estimated $37 million to the region," said Waldron. "Something like this would supply jobs and bring in all kinds of people to our community."

County commissioners say the developer has not even filed for a building permit yet, and must take a number of steps before they'll consider the proposal.

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