My research team and I located some ward maps of Granite City and found that while three of the wards are compact and reasonably contiguous, two others are are quite expansive. Ward 5 is one that is quite expansive, especially pulling in individual properties that have been annexed. On some blocks of the ward, some houses are in the city, and some are not.
Ward 1 is especially egregious, where it connects the frontage of Horseshoe lake in the South, with the Village limits of Hartford to the North.
Ward 2 is much more compact, but seems to have the least real estate along main thoroughfares.
People would be expected to move from ward to ward...and if Opinionated had his way, they would work, shop and worship all within the 5 Wards of Granite City.... You could live in Ward 5, pay a fine in Ward 1, do some shopping in Ward 3, and maybe go to church in Ward 2 or 4. Why does it hurt seeing a ward 5 sign in another part of town?
Why can't they see their candidate's signs in places outside of their Ward as they move about the city? Why does it matter if a sign is placed in an unincorporated area or in the suburb of Pontoon Beach?
If enough affected citizens still see it, why is it a problem?
When you ban books before you ban guns, you've admitted that you're more afraid of children learning than you are of children dying.
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