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Local leaders draw attention to Motorcycle Awareness Month

Pictured is Cliff Oleson, Open Roads ABATE of IL Inc. chapter president, receiving the signed proclamation from Oswego Village President Gail Johnson at the April 11 village board meeting.
Pictured is Cliff Oleson, Open Roads ABATE of IL Inc. chapter president, receiving the signed proclamation from Oswego Village President Gail Johnson at the April 11 village board meeting.

Sandwich Mayor Rick Olson, Somonauk Village President Aaron Grandgeorge, Yorkville Mayor Gary Golinski, Plano Mayor Bob Hausler, Oswego Village President Gail Johnson, Little Rock Township Supervisor Frank Carreno III and DeKalb Township Supervisor Eric Johnson signed proclamations proclaiming that May is Motorcycle Awareness Month.

They also urge all citizens to recognize the 32 years of ABATE of Illinois Inc. and the more than 650,000 registered motorcyclists in the state of Illinois. The proclamation included the following: 

• that safety is the highest priority for the highways and streets;

• that the great state of Illinois is proud to be a national leader in motorcycle safety, education and awareness;

• that motorcycles are a common and economical means of transportation that reduces fuel consumption and road wear, and relieves traffic and parking congestion;

• that citizens of our city and state should be aware of motorcycles on the roads;

• that members of ABATE continue promoting motorcycle safety, education and awareness to the public;

• that motorcyclists should join ABATE in promoting the safe operation of motorcycles;

• that motorcyclists have contributed extensive volunteerism and money to charitable organizations;

• that all roadway users should unite in the safe sharing of roadways within the cities of Sandwich, Yorkville and Plano, the villages of Oswego and Somonauk, and the townships of Little Rock and DeKalb.

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