Friday, May 14, 2021

Roadside Rally Planned in Huntley to Cancel the ICE Contract

A Roadside Cancel the ICE Contract in McHenry County event in downtown Algonquin Saturday, May 8.  

The Coalition to Cancel the ICE Contract in McHenry County will hold a Roadside Rally this Saturday, May 15 from noon to 1:30 pm along Route 47 at  Deicke Park in Huntley. 

Supporters and participants are invited to bring signs demanding that the McHenry County Board finally vote to end the Federal contract to use the County Jail as an immigrant detention center.  Masking is required and social distancing will be observed. 

This is the final roadside rally before an expected vote by the County Board on Wednesday, May 18. The Huntley vigil is last of a series of events that have taken the struggle to every corner of McHenry County.  Previous rallies have been held in Crystal Lake, Harvard, in Woodstock Square, and Algonquin. 

Next week a Pack the Parking Lot Rally will be held before the Board meeting at the McHenry County Administrative center, 667 Ware Road in Woodstock beginning at 5:30 pm featuring speakers and live music by Chicago-based group Jarochicanos.

The Coalition to Cancel the ICE Contract in McHenry County was formed by concerned organizations committed to immigration justice and ending the ICE contract with McHenry County Jail and includes 30 groups from the county and region.  Over 2000 signatures on a petition to end the contract were recently presented to the Board and 515 individuals now are registered on the Coalition’s Facebook Group. 

For more information visit the Facebook group .

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