Some governmental entities like the Crystal Lake Park District have rules against posting political signs on Park District property.
That’s reasonable, except on election day.
I remember one hotly contested election during which I put signs in from of my polling place, the Crystal Lake Park District’s Main Beach House.
Park District employees took them down, telling me about the then-new ordinance.
Attorney Rich Jackson went to court and got an injunction preventing enforcement of the ordinance that day.
Now, I learn that a State law (10 ILCS 5/7-41) (from Chapter 46, par. 7-41, reproduced here) has been passed declaring “the area on polling place property beyond the campaign free zone (100 feet from the door of the polling room), whether publicly or privately owned, is a public fourm for the time that the polls are open on election day.”
The statute goes on to say,
“A person shall have the right to congregate and engage in electioneering on any polling place prope3rty while the polls are open beyond the campaign free zone, included but not limited to, the placement of temporary signs. This subsection shall be construed liberally in favor of persons engaging in electioneering…”