Winnebago County Forest Preserves question (again)...
I've read through this thread for clarification. I have a preserve with a public bike path that is paved and runs briefly though the preserve. I'm pretty sure that I'm ok riding on that with the family and carrying.
This same preserve has walking/bike paths (dirt), a camp ground and a playground. At first, I thought I might be ok carrying as long as I avoided the playground and stayed on the paths, but I'm not convinced.
The Winn Forest Preserve states on page 7:
F. Weapons and harmful substances.
Have at any time in their possession or on or about their person, concealed or otherwise, any weapon
including but not limited to, a firearm, pistol, revolver, rifle, shotgun, bow and arrow (except those set
up for fishing), slingshot, cross bow, spear or spear gun, switchblade knife, stiletto, sword, blackjack,
billy club, whip, or any weapon capable of discharging a projectile by air, spirit, gas, or explosive, any
explosive substance or harmful solid, liquid or gaseous substance, or any other dangerous weapon,
except at those ranges or areas designated for their use, and then only in accordance with the rules,
regulations, and restrictions duly set forth for the proper use of such ranges or areas. Nothing
contained herein shall be construed to prevent any sheriff's forest preserve police, deputy, sheriff,
coroner, game warden, state policeman, or any other duly sworn peace officer from carrying such
weapons as may be authorized by law and necessary in the discharge of their duties, nor shall it apply
to any person summoned by any such.
This was reviewed in 2009.
Any insight would be helpful.