First of all, if the sheriff has a need of a "drone at the 24-inch size" to assist in his need to enforce the law in our county, I am in agreement. This is not a County Board area of responsibility, unless you can show me in the Illinois Statutes that this is authorized by the statutes. A transiting drone would be Interstate Commerce responsibility and carrying a camera without judicial approval would be a violation of the First Amendment.
Do you all believe we should start a Civil Defense Force to look out for those dreaded drones? Maybe we should mount spotters on top of the courthouse. Would this cause additional courthouse renovation?
Don't you Board Members think you should be more concerned with the excessive spending and the accountability of funds as we face some very serious budget problems in the next few months?
In closing, today is April Fools Day and the gorilla story was a April Fools joke, according to the TV channel. I hope the drone ordinance was also an April Fools joke.