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updated: 7/13/2011 9:32 AM

Arlington Hts. parade rules being ignored

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I am a rule-abiding citizen and read your headline in Saturday's paper about not putting out blankets to reserve spots along the parade route. I pulled up on Oakton Street at 6:58 p.m. and there was scarcely a spot left on Dunton -- it wqasn't even 7 p.m.! Luckily we sit on Oakton, but there were plenty of blankets already down there as well.

So, we punish the law-abiding citizens who follow the rules and the rule breakers get the good seats. How is that fair? Do we need police to guard the route and take down the early blankets? That was threatened one year.

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Another note: Do the people who live on Dunton really get to claim their ENTIRE front parkway AND their driveways in some cases? How is that fair for us unfortunate residents that don't happen to reside on Dunton? People living on Dunton have cordoned with stakes and line tape entire front parkways including their own driveways for their personal friends and parties.

I think all the residents of Arlington Heights and other areas deserve a fair shot at a decent parade viewing area. I think not everyone read your headline in Saturday's paper.

Susan Krutzler

Arlington Heights

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