Sign stealing is a park of the dark side of local politics.
Though despicable, it happens every election.
I’m hoping that it was just the very strong winds that were at fault for the loss of the signs referred to below.
I know that two plastic straps holding a sign to posts in my front yard broke (on separate sides at different times), as did both straps holding a Lake in the Hills Algonquin Road four-by-four foot Marc Munaretto sign to a pole holding up one for the slate of four Algonquin Township Trustees .
Here’s the email I just received from Terra Jensen that prompted this article.
“I just wanted to give you a heads up… My 4×4 signs are being stolen throughout town.
“The ones that I am aware of at this moment were located on the corner of Kreutzer and Huntley Black Top, one located on private property on Square Barn Road, and one on the corner of Kruetzer and Route 47 – there, Tim, Jim and I had 4×4’s in a row… Mine was in the middle.
“Mine was cut out and taken and Jim and Tim’s were left dangling on the one side.
“In addition – our 4×8 Restore sign located on private property on Huntley Blacktop where Ruth dead ends was taken…”
A more systematic look at the signs revealed the following:
- 4×4 located on the corner of Kreutzer and Huntley (Dundee) – Gone
- 4×4 located on Square Barn in a residential property – Gone
- 4×4 located on 47, North side of town – Gone
- 4×4 located on the corner of Kreutzer and Route 47 – This was the location where Jim, Tim and I had (3) 4×4 attached in a row. Mine sign was located in the middle. It snipped and gone, blown away and Tim found it located back in the field along the creek line
- 4×4 located on Huntley Rd and Ackman – Detached from posts and found in ditch
Sign Locations that are ok:
- 4×4 Haligus and Lakewood
- 4×4 Haligus and Foster
- 4×4 Haligus and Ackman
- 4×4 Square Barn and Route 62
- 4×4 Hemmer by High School
Tim Hoeft’s 4×4 sign located at Haligus and Foster is Gone
The large 4×8 RESTORE sign that was located on Dundee Rd (Huntley Black Top) where Ruth ends is Gone
It appears no one wants possession of the signs and is more or less going around town, snipping the zip ties to let the signs blow away…