HOFFMAN ESTATES, IL – Building on allegations of sign theft in previous elections, a report was filed with the Elgin Police Department alleging that State Senator Michael Noland was seen stealing the signs of his opponent, Cary Collins, as well as those of Congressman Joe Walsh.
Noland was seen in Elgin on Tuesday afternoon, by Elgin residents Mike Walker and Larry Stonecypher, taking down signs near Chippewa Drive and Patricia Avenue, according to the police report HERE.
The police report goes on to estimate that Noland had up to 50 campaign signs in his vehicle that were from campaigns other than his own.
Noland's Republican opponent Cary Collins responded to the report writing, “I am saddened that my opponent has had to resort to these tactics, after we have had such a vigorous debate on the issues. Clearly my message...has resonated with voters in the district, and in the process, has led to Senator Noland to act out in desperation."