Des Plaines Mayor Tony Arredia freely admits that he likes to listen to rock and roll music on the radio. In particular, he finds joy in tapping his feet to the sounds of "oldies but goodies" music of the 1950s, 60s and 70s.
Just recently, however, something other than music caught Arredia's attention that within the last week has sent him on a crusade to learn more and possibly spearhead change.
A radio commercial advertising the sale of police radar detector jammers has angered the Mayor to the point where he is considering asking local legislators to enact a state law prohibiting their use and/or sale in Illinois.
The type of radio signal jammers that have irked Arredia are manufactured by Rocky Mountain Radar. They are being advertised on the radio as electronic devices that motorists can purchase, place in their vehicles and, when a police radar detector is charting the car's speed, will jam the signal preventing a reading of the vehicle's speed.