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Put this one in the “You’ve GOT to be KIDDING me” file…

Posted by on Wednesday, July 17th, 2019 @ 8:28 am.

There are some things that are just so unbelievable as to be breathtaking.

This article's subject matter is one of those.

With the weak-minded in positions of power across the country screeching "RACISM!!" where there is none, it's become so commonplace for that shout to be heard that it appears everything is "raciss!" And when EVERYTHING is 'racist,' NOTHING is.

And then when something really IS racist, people are so inured to the screeching that they miss it.

Observe this article posted by the Edgar County Watchdogs regarding yet another off-the-chain park district - Wesley Township in Wilmington, Illinois, just southwest of Chicago - and their opinions on what to do regarding camping fees at their park.

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Township wants to keep park “from being overrun by blacks and Mexicans”

By jmkraft on July 16, 2019

Wesley Township park board

WESLEY TOWNSHIP (ECWd) –

I know the park is supposed to be free and for everyone,
but our thoughts were by charging [a] small amount and no sign on [highway] 102 we could try and
keep this park from being overrun by blacks and Mexicans because the Wilmington islands are…
we wanted it for us…the township

Nothing like telling everyone how you feel in print form…

Current Township Trustee Kathleen Kennedy was on the park committee when this decision was discussed and acted upon.

For the more than a year, there has been an ongoing dispute between several residents of Wesley Township, the Township Board, and a further dispute between different interpretations of the Township Code.

Within the past month, people who use the park for camping have refused to pay for camping – citing the Township Code, Section 120-5, Township Parks, which states:

(60 ILCS 1/120-5)
    Sec. 120-5. Power to acquire parkland; inapplicable to church.
    (a) A township, acting through the township board, may acquire lands … to be set apart and forever held and maintained and improved as public parks for the free use of the public.

Wesley Township officials are claiming a different section (85-10(j)) of the Township Code permits them to charge for camping, and they have a written opinion from their attorney – but only for “programs sponsored” by the township and programs that the township conducts. We believe the opinion is wrong on this and other points it makes as the quoted section applies and permits charging only for “programs” sponsored by the township, and not to the unsponsored general activities of the public (like camping and cookouts).

Since people have refused to pay the camping fee, Township officials has taken the following actions (without holding a meeting to take the actions):

  • posting “no camping” signs
  • removing a porta-potty
  • stealing firewood
  • entering tents without permission or warrant
  • shutting off access to water
  • shutting off electricity.....

To read the rest of this startling piece, hit this link

Short URL: https://www.disclosurenewsonline.com/?p=110799

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