Freeport School District 145 Uses Public Funds to Promote Proposition on Ballot to Raise the Sales Tax 1%



The mailing to the households in the District a few days before the election is a blatant attempt by this District to influence the election on Tuesday.   The superintendent and her cohorts through this mailing misrepresent and distort the facts.   This mailing does not even attempt to educate the public in an unbiased way presenting both sides of the issue. 

When did appointed administrators have the right to tell us at our expense how we should vote?

Shame on the School Board for permitting such conduct.

Here’s the Illinois Statute dealing with election interference.   You decide if the law has been violated!

§ 10 ILCS 5/9-25.1. Election interference

    (a) As used in this Section, “public funds” means any funds appropriated by the Illinois General Assembly or by any political subdivision of the State of Illinois.

    (b) No public funds shall be used to urge any elector to vote for or against any candidate or proposition, or be appropriated for political or campaign purposes to any candidate or political organization. This Section shall not prohibit the use of public funds for dissemination of factual information relative to any proposition appearing on an election ballot, or for dissemination of information and arguments published and distributed under law in connection with a proposition to amend the Constitution of the State of Illinois.

   (c) The first time any person violates any provision of this Section, that person shall be guilty of a Class B misdemeanor. Upon the second or any subsequent violation of any provision of this Section, the person violating any provision of this Section shall be guilty of a Class A misdemeanor.


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