Another City-Wide Curfew Issued For Freeport For Friday, Saturday And Sunday

FREEPORT, ILLINOIS — Over the course of the last few days, many municipalities in Northern Illinois have seen demonstrations over the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis. In a few instances, violent individuals appear to be exploiting these peaceful demonstrations in the evening hours.

As a result, the Freeport Police Department responded to multiple acts of property damage and violence this past weekend.

As a precaution, and at the suggestion of law enforcement, Mayor Jodi Miller has declared a State of Emergency and has imposed a City-wide curfew for the following dates and times;

  • Friday, June 5, 2020 from 8:00 pm to 4:00 am,
  • Saturday, June 6, 2020 from 8:00 pm to 4:00 am,
  • Sunday, June 7, 2020 from 8:00 pm to 4:00 am.

This curfew will be enforced by the Freeport Police Department with exceptions made for those traveling to and from work, seeking medical care, or fleeing from dangerous circumstances; law enforcement; members of the news media; federal, state, or local public officials conducting necessary work; are also exempt.

Those violating the curfew order will be prosecuted.

“I continue urging our citizens to voice their thoughts and opinions in a safe and peaceful manner. While we appreciate peaceful protests, we also want to ensure the safety of our citizens and business owners. As a nation, we are facing very difficult realities and important conversations, now is when we need to come together as a community and care for one another.” said Mayor Jodi Miller.

This curfew will expire Monday morning, June 8 at 4:00 a.m. unless a further extension is deemed necessary.



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2 thoughts on “Another City-Wide Curfew Issued For Freeport For Friday, Saturday And Sunday

  • June 5, 2020 at 6:52 am
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    Where are all the people who were demanding that Pritzker open the state last month? Where are all the people screaming that wearing masks is oppressive? Where are all the people supporting that knucklehead in Lena that kept holding services at his church, endangering their health? Deafening silence.

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    • June 6, 2020 at 10:06 am
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      C’mon Barbara, certainly you of all people must understand the difference between civil unrest, and germs. The argument is absurd.

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