The principals were gathered in Judge Michael Caldwell’s courtroom at 9 awaiting the decision in the case between Grafton Township Supervisor Linda Moore and the Grafton Township Trustees.
This is a case that never seems to end.
The Judge told the late-arriving attorneys that he wasn’t finished, but that he was on page 38 of his decision.
He told the lawyers that he would finish up by Wednesday and mail each side a copy.
After the hearing, Township Trustee Ancel Glink litigator Thomas DiCianni pointed out that the matter to be decided was “only a preliminary injunction. The case isn’t over.”
Asked what today’s hearing meant, Linda Moore’s attorney, John Nelson, replied,
“It means it’s a long decision.
“I think I predicted this is an order neither side is necessarily going to enjoy.
“(Both sides have) a complaint for injunction underneath all of this that will go on.”
I asked if the case would go all the way to the Illinois Supreme Court and was told,
“Based on the last case, not much happened after (the decision was handed down by Judge Caldwell).”