Charge for inner tubes on Kish absurd

July 17, 2013

It should be a sad day in Winnebago County or the state of Illinois. I spent Sunday, July 14, doing what I love, riding my horse. My wife did what she loves, sitting in an inner tube, floating down the Kish. And when she got out, she was informed you have to pay money to register your inner tube now! Really?

We have had how many drive-by shootings in the last month or two, and we are paying deputies to harass people sitting in inner tubes floating down a creek? What am I missing here?

Dick Meyers, Winnebago County sheriff, is doing one hell of a job! Good use of manpower! He is very educated! Don’t worry about murders, let’s go after people having fun and NOT HURTING ANYONE!

Mark Tyrone Gray
Rockford

From the July 17-23, 2013, issue

One Comment

  1. mary

    July 21, 2013 at 10:47 pm

    Today July 21 I saw a man getting his boat on the river off of south main st a police officer drove to where he was at blocked his car asked to see some sticker man replied what was he talking about 2 minutes later 4 other police officers showed up to detain this man. Why were there so many officers for a man on a boat when we have so many murders, assaults, robberies,rapes etc in Rockford.

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