It’s disappointing to learn the way that events have played out in the eviction of East Dubuque Child Care Center from its location in the former St. Mary School in East Dubuque.

Child care center owner Melanie Ricke said she was notified by St. Mary and Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary Catholic Church that the center’s rent would be increased by 72% and that the church would no longer take responsibility for fixing anything in the building. Ricke met with representatives from the church, and City Manager Loras Herrig even participated in the meeting to underscore the vital importance of child care in the community.

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"Another housing complex planned in Dubuque breeds another group of angry neighbors." You call them angry....others would call them concerned. Nothing like using the stereotypical "some Dubuquers don't like change" narrative.

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