Led by East Dundee Village Trustee Allen Skillicorn, folks gathered in East Dundee Saturday at the intersection of Routes 68 and 72 to demonstration against red light cameras.
Skillicorn has announced that he might be running for State Representative in the district now represented by Mike Tryon.
The only announced candidate–by State Board of Election filing, rather than press release–Dan Wilbrandt is a Trustee of West Dundee.
About a dozen people took part, Skillicorn wrote McHenry County Blog.
“Thousands of honks.”
“The police asked us not to hand out flyers after a complaint.
“I will foia [Freedom of Information Act] the complaint,” Skillicorn said.
Julie Fox, President of the Fox Valley Libertarians, organized the event.
“Local residents responded by telling us a number of different stories about their negative experiences, including getting rear-ended at these intersections and getting tickets.
“The owner of a local business was the best supporter.
“He came out of the blue to ask me if he could hold my sign.
“He and his wife both received tickets for $100.
“He said that it was obvious the cameras don’t reduce accidents, as his business is at the intersection we protested at, and he said he sees about six accidents there each day.
“We had beautiful weather and great response from local residents for our protest today.
“Thanks to all who came out, particularly Scott Davis, who traveled from Chicago. Scott brought great signs and his own great activist spirit, and really helped to make today’s protest a great success!”
“The most positive aspect of political activism, whether it be involvement in local issues or running for office, is when individuals come forth who you never recruited or expected, and offer to get involved because they believe in what you are doing.
“Today was one of those cases, when this local business owner suddenly appeared before me and asked if he could hold my sign. Priceless!”