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When it comes to quality of life, Illinois taxpayers could soon bear the burden of the cellular industry’s 5G technology. The Small Wireless Facilities Deployment Act (SB 1451) gives big telecom companies carte blanche to place small cell antennas — the size of refrigerators, in some cases — on streetlights and utility poles in the public right of way in towns across the state.
In its editorial section today, the Chicago Tribune published an op-ed developed by the DuPage Mayors and Managers Conference (DMMC) and submitted by Mayors Steve Chirico of Naperville and Richard Irvin of Aurora.
The editorial outlined DMMC’s opposition to the Small Cell Bill (SB 1451), which is now on Gov. Rauner’s desk.
Please contact Governor Rauner’s office at 217-782-0244 and urge him to veto or make changes to the legislation that would:
Mayor Rich Veenstra, DMMC President