Want to share this video again, in hopes that maybe we can help the folks in Cook County, Illinois. This is not a new issue or problem, having started in the spring of 2012. This well done video by Treasure Fiend just brought it back to life.
Here is the legal mumbo jumbo that Cook County put out. After reading it I cannot help thinking that they had the input of an archaeologist when drawing up this ordinance. The detail is over powering, and OBVIOUSLY aimed at anyone with a metal detector. Let me also direct you to the Will County Historical Research and Recovery Association website, where you can read more about this ordinance. Click on their legislative news link.
Again this is not a new issue, and maybe nothing can be done, but just perhaps a blitz of emails/letters/phone calls, WITH the help of the three national groups might get the ball rolling.
Let me also suggest that the Task Force contact someone from the Will County club, and offer financial support so they might at least talk to a local lawyer, who is knowledgeable about the Cook County system, it’s workings and it’s cast of characters (sometimes it’s not what you know but WHO you know). The Task Force has $40,000 in it’s coffers (given to them by Minelab), and I would think this initial legal contact would not put too much of a dent in their bank account.
I think the above video speaks volumes about this situation, and it’s just not right that the the TH’ers in Cook County should be singled out as the bad guys. Thanks Treasure Fiend for bringing it to our attention again…..good job.
EDDY CURRENT’S NEW FACEBOOK PAGE
If you are a Facebook fiend be sure to check out Eddy’s page….lots of great information there. You can find it by simply plugging in his name in the search area, and looking for his logo….
WASHINGTON CONTACT INFORMATION
Found this website and wanted to share it. Straight forward info on how to contact your respresentatives in Washington….