Rockford Politician Catches Woman Stealing His Campaign Signs
Local politician Daniel Gray is the conservative Republican candidate running for Winnebago County Board District 20.
Daniel noticed that some of his campaign signs were going missing. While stealing campaign signs definitely seems wrong ethically you, like me, maybe wondering if it's outright illegal.
Turns out it is. This is an excerpt from Illinois' 90th General Assembly Legislation. Unrelated. If you ever want to punish your children, have them read this and write a short report. It's amazingly dull.
Section 20. Signs; public property; removal. 21 Campaign signs may not be posted on public ways, utility 22 rights-of-way, easements, or any public property. If a sign 23 is posted in these areas, the corporate authorities of the 24 municipality where the sign is posted or, if the sign is 25 located in an unincorporated area, the county board of the 26 county where the sign is posted, shall order the removal of 27 the campaign sign.
So as you can see, yes it is illegal.
Listen, folks, we may not get along politically all the time but we need to follow the rules.
The woman in the picture above has not been identified. I don't think we need a pound of flesh for this crime but let's discourage it from happening again.