June 5, 2020
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70 E. Main St.
Lake Zurich, Illinois 60047
(847) 438 - 5141
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Yesterday afternoon, a few hundred peaceful protesters marched through the streets of Lake Zurich to highlight racism and police brutality in several recent tragedies across the country. The protest was entirely peaceful with no issues reported.

What follows is the language from a speech Mayor Tom Poynton gave at the start of the protest.
As a community we have always prided ourselves on our diversity. Racially, culturally, and professionally. As such, we will not shy away from discussing and encouraging the discussion of the recent murder of George Floyd. It has sparked a sadness, anger, confusion and many other emotions amongst American people.

First and foremost, we pray for the Floyd family... we are all affected by it. We stand with the Black community and the country in outrage at the inhumane treatment and death of Mr. Floyd and send our sincere condolences to his family.

We support the need to express feelings. We support and condone the peaceful rally's and expression of those feelings. We support all concerned citizens and peaceful rally participants, and believe the first step forward must be finding a way to bring everyone together with a common understanding and a steadfast intolerance of the kind of actions that led to Mr. Floyds death.

We support this rally of residents and concerned citizens exercising their constitutional rights of freedom of assembly and free speech. We will not trample on those rights. We also support The Lake Zurich Police Department which is one of over 175 law enforcement agencies in Illinois that adopted the Ten Shared Principles shared by the Illinois Association of Chiefs of Police and the Illinois NAACP.

At this time of suffering we must stand together. We need to do better. We need to be committed to change. We know there is more that can be done. There is urgent need for action. We believe the only way to drive lasting positive change is for people to come together, respect differences, listen to all voices and foster understanding.

Together, we can make the world a better place. A better future can start here. Lastly, we as parents strive to raise our kids to be positive, contributing members of society in general and our community in particular.

You are a group of young people … trying to be positive and peaceful contributing members of society in general and the whole of the Lake Zurich community in particular.
We support that and you make us proud.

Thank you,
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The next Village Board meeting is currently scheduled for Monday, June 15 at 7:00 pm . This meeting will be held electronically per the Governor's executive orders.

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