Town May Outlaw Eye-Rolling

Really. It may be considered 'disorderly conduct.'
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 21, 2010 12:59 PM CDT
Updated Jul 24, 2010 7:00 PM CDT
Soon, you might not be able to do this in Elmhurst, Illinois.   (©the pain of fleeting joy)

(Newser) – If you find yourself annoyed while visiting Elmhurst, Illinois, think twice before rolling your eyes. Officials are debating a “disturbance and disorderly conduct” violation that includes eye-rolling, reports. It all started when a resident was ejected from a public committee meeting after rolling her eyes and, as typically goes along with that, sighing.

Darlene Heslop, the resident in question, has no problem with defining disorderly conduct in the municipal code because “I’d like for them to have a better understanding of the open meetings act and its meaning and to understand what disorderly conduct is,” she says (while, one assumes, rolling her eyes). She adds that perhaps city officials will start to understand “what the public is entitled to” when attending a city meeting.

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