August 5, 2022 - Lincolnshire E-News

August 5, 2022 - Lincolnshire E-News

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Regular Village Board/Committee of the Whole Meetings

Monday, August 8, 2022
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Police Pension Meeting

Tuesday, August 9, 2022
6:00 am

Zoning Board Meeting

Tuesday, August 9, 2022
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Wednesdays by the Lake Concert Series

Wednesday, August 10, 2022
12:00 pm

NEWS


Sign, Sign, Everywhere a (Political) Sign

Does it feel like election season never really ends? If only summer was like that! As we approach the mid-term elections in November, here are some things you should know about what you can (and can’t) do when it comes to showing support for your favorite candidates.

Q: Can the Village regulate political signage?
A: Yes, but only for certain things. The size, height, and location of signs are the only things the Village regulates.

Q: So, you’re saying I can have political signs up all year long? And I can have as many signs as I want?
A: Technically, yes, you can have political signs up indefinitely because they are protected free speech. But that means your neighbor can do the same! So, before you order more and/or bigger signage, think about what it means to be a good neighbor.

Q: What about the signs I see closer to the road? Are those legal?
A: No, signs must be entirely on private property. Signs in the right-of-way are the only signs that Village staff removes, so please make sure to keep political signs on your own property.

Q: Do political signs need a permit from the Village?
A: No, they don’t. Political signs are exempt from permitting requirements.

Q: Should I remove signage if it’s in the right-of-way?
A: Thanks, but no thanks. Just let Village staff know where the sign is and we’ll remove it. And please don’t remove any signage if it isn’t yours (that goes along with being a good neighbor).

Q: What if I have questions or concerns about political signage? Who do I call?
A: Contact the Community & Economic Development Department at 847-913-2310. We’ll help figure out if a sign is permissible or if we need to talk with the property owner or candidate.



School Bus Safety 101

In the next two weeks, Lincolnshire schools will be back in session. To ensure the safety of our children, it is important to understand the law on passing stopped school buses. Illinois laws regarding vehicles stopping for school buses are as follows:

  • When a school bus is traveling on a two-lane roadway and is stopped to pick up or drop off students, the vehicles in all lanes of traffic must stop. Vehicles should stop at least 20 feet before reaching the school bus to allow students to cross the roadway safely.

  • When a school bus is traveling on a four-lane roadway with at least two lanes of traffic traveling in the opposite direction, only those lanes of traffic traveling in the same direction as the school bus must stop. Students shall not be required to cross four or more lanes of traffic to reach their residence.

  • When a school bus is traveling on a one-way roadway and is stopped to pick up or drop off, all lanes of traffic must stop, regardless of the number of lanes of traffic.

  • Residential areas of Lincolnshire do not have sidewalks, so many children walk on the road. Slow down and watch for children walking on the road to their bus stop.

 Violating these laws can lead to a citation, fine, and/or loss of license.





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