Freeport, Illinois — July 30, 2017 — Back in early July we brought you news of a city of Freeport resolution to put a sign reading “In God We Trust” on Freeport’s new city hall building, the former Carnegie Library donated to the city located on Stephenson Street in Freeport, Illinois.
That resolution, Resolution 2017-44 was passed on July 17th, 2017 and in it, it authorized the public display of the official motto of the United States of America, “In God We Trust” at city hall. The resolution was presented to city council by Alderman at Large, Andrew Chesney.
In more recent news released by the city of Freeport regarding Resolution 2017-44, the city stated that the cost of creating and installing such plaque on Freeport’s City Hall is not intended to be paid from city funds. Rather, according to the news release, it shall be paid for through donations. The total amount requested is $20,000.
A group called Concerned Women for America of Illinois is spearheading the fundraising effort and according to the release, the group hopes to raise $20,000 to enable the signage to be placed at City Hall along with other city buildings as well as Public Safety vehicles.
The other buildings the “In God We Trust” signage might be placed on, wasn’t indicated in the news release.
According to their website, Concerned Women for America of Illinois is the nation’s “largest public policy women’s organization with a rich history of over 35 years of helping our members across the country bring Biblical principles into all levels of public policy”.
“There’s a cultural battle raging across this country and CWA is on the frontline protecting those values through prayer and action” they state. Their State office is listed as 1255 W. Empire Street in Freeport, Illinois.
According to the release, those interested in supporting this effort can send checks made out to CWA to City Hall, 314 W. Stephenson Street, Suite 200, Freeport, Illinois 61032. All donations for the “In God We Trust” initiative according to the release, are tax deductible.