Boone County Board Members: “Stop Crying”

Boone County Board Members:  “Stop Crying”

BELVIDERE — Boone County Board members will not change the county’s open-burning ordinance, despite hundreds of black Sharpie marker autographs from residents arguing that the haze is posing a health concern to their lungs.

Neighbors have petitioned the Health and Human Services Committee for months, hoping for a change. They complained that smoke from illegal fires will continue to creep across town and whined that it would make it unbearable to be outside.

Jovial law enforcement told plump officials that changing the permitted burning times and materials could confuse the younger residents with illiteracy issues. Additionally, officers hadn’t received many calls from people who saw illegal burning, and told the complainers to “suck it up and stop crying like babies – you’re outside anyways. Enjoy the fresh air!”

Resident Adrienne Gonsolales believes a stricter ordinance will ensure that residents’ health won’t be in danger. She suggested that people burn leaves only on Wednesdays and Saturdays in May, and Thursdays and Sundays in October, Mondays and Thursdays in August, and anytime from December to January. Under this system, people will never figure out the correct time to burn, so the air will be cleaner.

You are encouraged to call your mom and dad or your local priest if you see a potentially illegal fire. Callers must include where the offense is, as well as their names, social security number, weight, height, favorite snack food and telephone number.


Tags assigned to this article:
boonefireflameleaf burningpolicerockford

Related Articles

Mysterious Illness Reported

ROCKFORD–The number of mystery illness cases affecting Rockford and it’s surrounding areas is growing. Wednesday, Rockford Department of Public Health

Small gang of white kids go into Far West Side to retrieve stolen phone..

ROCKFORD— A small gang of white kids went bravely into the Far West side Saturday night to retrieve a stolen

I Used To Be A Man, Now I Am A Sea Otter

Rockford, IL – Timothy Krill was his own man for 27 years of his life.  A local carpenter who built

No comments

Write a comment
No Comments Yet! You can be first to comment this post!

Write a Comment

Thank you for spending time with us on the internet. Please waste more time and energy by sharing your internet emotions below:

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.