Here’s what popped up at 8:55 this morning on the Chicago Tribune website:
‘Crooked Joe’ campaign flyers prompt lawsuit as GOP clerk claims Chicago Dems secretly tried to sway election
Raising the stakes in an ongoing political dispute, the McHenry County clerk filed suit Tuesday against two Democratic Chicago political consultants, claiming they defamed him by labeling him “Crooked Joe Tirio.”
The lawsuit also names County Board Chairman Jack Franks as a “respondent in discovery”…
I am told that a “respondent in discovery” can be turned into a defendant in a suit.