“A former Elgin library board member was convicted Tuesday stealing campaign signs during last spring’s municipal elections.”
That’s the first sentence in George Houde’s Elgin Courier-News article.
The penalty imposed was 14 months of conditional dischage (a form of probation) and ten days community service with the Cook County Sheriff’s Department.
That makes me think of the local union leader I was told was caught red-handed by a candidate with the candidate’s signs in the back of his pick-up truck.
Too bad sign thieves aren’t prosecuted in McHenry County.
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As I think about the subject, I remember that Trump signs were stolen from next to my mailbox multiple times.
Lakewood Police finally tracked the guy down (someone in my subdivision) after a friend got a photo of his license plate.
The Police asked if I wanted to file a complaint and I declined.
I thought the visit by an officer was probably enough to convince the guy to stop stealing signs from in front of my home, because, surely, he would be the first place the Lakewood Police would look if another sign disappeared.