Leave Negro Creek alone
SEATONVILLE — While some people are working hard to change the name of Bureau County’s Negro Creek, others think the name is just fine the way it is.
“I still think it’s political correctness gone a little overboard, but that’s the society we live in now,” said Chad Errio.
Last January Errio created a Facebook page “Leave Negro Creek Alone” in protest to Phillip Mol’s Facebook page “Lets Rename Negro Creek.” Errio found enough supporters to keep local politicians from changing the name of the creek, but now the other side is approaching the federal government directly. The United States Geological Survey can change the name if a petitioner shows the current name is offensive, there is historical precedent for the new name, and there is some local support.
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