ALMOST $100,000.00 was spent on Attorneys fees by Highland Park to defend against the Lawsuit brought against the City of Highland Park and their UnConstitutional Assault Weapons Ban. Expect Tax increases to help pay these mounting legal bills and the estimated $700,000.00 loss the City will suffer, when they are forced to pay the Court costs, Attorneys fees and other expenses. I understand that Highland Park has the money and that is why they are the ones being sued instead of some poor town that would not be able to pay up... when the bill comes due. The City of Highland Park has Sub-Contracted all 911 Emergency Calls to another town, not completed the Beach Project or kept the snow cleared from the downtown last winter, due to budget constraints... but they have money for a lawsuit against them. Just as a reminder, Lake Forest, Lake Bluff, Deerfield, Highwood, Glencoe, Northbrook, Wheeling and Waukegan and many, many more voted against the "Assault Weapons Ban", saving their residents this huge expense in attorneys fees and court costs. You can thank Mayor Nancy Rotering and her merry band of misfit councilmen for this fiasco. The Illinois State Rifle Association will welcome the windfall of cash and put it to good use... suing for more gun Rights in this oppressive state. Thank You, Mayor Rotering, City Councilmen, Rep. Scott Drury, Gov. Pat Quinn and all of the others whom made this lawsuit possible. Residents of Highland Park, you voted for these fools to represent you and now the cost of your indiscretion will continue to cost you dearly, while the towns and cities around you benefit from your mistake. Highland Park is like the Alamo... surrounded by towns that allow FREEDOM and that have respect for the Constitutional Rights of their residents. 
Stuart Senescu May 15, 2014 at 05:42 PM
The reason HP is a defendant is because the plaintiff lives in HP not because the City has money. Since the plaintiff has admitted to having certain weapons in his home will he now be a target for burglars trying to steal those guns? But if he keeps them in a safe, locked box to prevent theft, how will they be available to him if the burglars break in and he is at home?
Dan Cox May 17, 2014 at 10:35 PM
How much will this experiment cost the Tax Payers of Highland Park? $750,000.00 to $2 or 3 Million Dollars for a Lawsuit. A Lawsuit that Lake Forest does not have to face, nor does Deerfield, Northbrook, Lake Bluff or any community surrounding H.P. So, the residents in every community surrounding Highland Park can and do possess Semi-Automatic Rifles w/ 30 Rd. Magazines... but the Mayor and city council are willing to risk up to 3 Million Dollars to keep H.P. residents from owning what anyone in another community can legally possess. Hmmmm.
Dan Cox May 21, 2014 at 06:18 PM
Emily Stone... did you get censored? Your article is no longer available and mine is buried. Patch requests that we Post and then does not want the truth to come out!


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