Champaign, IL’s uber-woke Mayor Lil Debbie Feinen used her “Meet the Mayor” segment on The Morning Show (whatever that is) to tsk tsk Champaign’s residents that they shouldn’t light off fireworks. Apparently that’s her biggest priority, even though gangs are shooting it out on the streets of her city which just happens to host the University of Illinois.
What’s more, I used to live right next door in Savoy. I worked in Champaign and spent a lot of time there. I attended the fireworks when they were at Parkland… which they stopped because of all of the gang violence from the less affluent neighborhood just east of Parkland during and after the fireworks.
How bad was it? People were shot – and some killed. Gang bangers, who didn’t have a job and lived with their moms in Section 8 rentals, would effectively block the streets to fire off thousands of dollars in mortar rounds in displays that were rightfully impressive.
What irked me was when one of the thugs said, “Hey Whitey, you don’t belong here.” So much for welcoming diversity and opposing racism in Champaign, right?
But Mayor Lil Debbie is worried about fireworks, when streets in Garden Hills have been ground zero for illegal “displays” for years now. Huge displays and you don’t dare drive through those streets for fear of getting a mortar tossed into your car, fired at your car or maybe, if you’re really lucky, bullets fired at your car.
CHAMPAIGN, Ill (WCIA) – Today on The Morning Show, Champaign Mayor Deborah Frank Feinen came on in this week’s Meet The Mayor Segment. With the Fourth of July holiday coming up, she wanted to make sure everyone knew of a “No Fireworks” ordinance in Champaign.
“People really need to be mindful of our fireworks ordinance. It’s going to be really strictly enforced this year,” Feinen said. “We try to every year, but our chiefs, both fire and police, have made it very clear that it’s very a dangerous thing to be engaging in.”
“You don’t want to injure yourself or your family and certainly you don’t want to set your house on fire,” Feinen said.In order to be allowed to set off fireworks, Feinen said, you need a permit. Also, it is illegal to purchase fireworks in Indiana and bring them back to Champaign. So, it’s best to watch the shows made by licensed professionals.