From the Chicagoland Bicycle Federation:
Armed in August with a $150, 2-by-5-foot aluminum sign, Lynn Romanek pitched the anti-idling suggestion to Glencoe District 35, where she carpools her 6th grader to Central School. Officials quickly warmed to the idea, and Romanek produced and donated a sign for each of the three buildings in the small kindergarten through 8th-grade district.Hauled out each morning since the beginning of the school year, the 20-pound A-frame signs read: “Be socially responsible … TURN OFF YOUR ENGINE WHILE WAITING.”
Energized by success, Romanek expanded her campaign to include the Glencoe Park District, Am Shalom congregation in Glencoe, Temple Jeremiah in Northfield, a Hubbard Woods grade school and most recently A.W. Zengeler Cleaners, which agreed this week to place no-idling signs at its drive-through locations in Libertyville, Deerfield, Northfield and Northbrook.