Breaker Press, the printer and mail house that sent defamatory post cards against McHenry County Clerk candidate Joe Tirio and four County Board candidates critical of Board Chairman Jack Franks has been order to reveal the identities of those responsible on Thursday.
Tirio attorney Philip Prossnitz explains what happened in Associate Judge Kevin Costello’s courtroom today.
After lengthy argument this morning the respondents request to stay the proceedings in the trial court and stay the requirement that they disclose the names of the people behind the Flyers reportedly by the Illinois Integrity Fund, was denied.
On behalf of Joe, I requested immediate disclosure on the record and in writing.
Respondents requested a 48-hour delay.
The judge allowed it and respondents are now required to disclose the names of the persons responsible for the defamatory per se Flyers as originally ruled on November 29th, 2018, said disclosure to occur on or before noon on Thursday December 13th, 2018.
Natalie Harris, attorney for Breaker Press, is seeking a further delay by appealing the case to the Appellant Court.