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Iowa City sign continues to be vandals' target

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IOWA CITY (KWWL) -- It's been more than 12 years, but after all that time and about $4,800 in repair costs, Iowa City's welcome sign is still a victim of vandalism.

The backlit "IOWA CITY" sign on North Dubuque Street has had letters stolen from its stone face on numerous occasions. It was repaired three times in 2005 and 2006.  

City officials have joked that planting poison ivy around the sign may stop the thefts. The sign was built back in 1998.

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