This had been House Bill 1390 which against the usual opposition from the Illinois Municipal League, made it through the state house and senate. It was signed into law yesterday afternoon by Gov. Quinn... The IML is a lobbying organization that generally favors home rule for its municipalities. Their final attempt to get the bill vetoed involved a phony argument which said that since we already have PRB-1, there is no need for a state law. One could have just as easily argued that since we have PRB-1 and local regulation of antennas is already preempted, a state law would not change anything. Except of course for the fact that it does change things, something the IML would rather you didn't know.
And there is the National League of Cities
. Local governments have their own unions
! They should be consulting and collaborating with their constituents, not lobbying and conspiring with other municipalities nationwide to impose restrictions on the rights and freedoms enjoyed by their Subjects. "Home rule" they say, but it is no mere coincidence when this crap suddenly pops up Massachusetts at precisely the same time that it appears in San Diego.
I recall these organisations submitted massive comments to the FCC strongly opposing the original PRB-1 NPRM, and consistently jump in the fray on the side of local governments, vs citizens, whenever there is a dispute involving ham radio antenna issues.