Franklin Park, Illinois to seek ability to regulate pesticide use
Franklin Park officials want to be able to regulate pesticides at the village level, and they have plans to ask the state to allow them to do so.
The village board may vote as soon as its next meeting on a resolution requesting that the Illinois General Assembly remove the clause from the Illinois Pesticide Act that prevents municipalities from controlling pesticide use.
“It’s the reason I got involved in public office — sustainability,” Mayor Barrett Pedersen said of the proposed resolution.
Oak Park and Evanston have approved similar motions, according to Pedersen, who said the village of Franklin Park and the local park district do not use pesticides on their properties.
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