Here is a motion that Grafton Township Supervisor Linda Moore filed last last week asking Judge Michael Caldwell to prohibit Ancel Glink from doing legal work for the township:
STATE OF ILLINOIS
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 22ND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
LINDA I. MOORE, in her official )
capacity as GRAFTON TOWNSHIP )
SUPERVISOR, ) NO. 10 CH 684
GRAFTON TOWNSHIP BOARD OF )
TRUSTEES, BETTY ZIRK, GERALD )
McMAHON, ROB LaPORTA , BARBARA )
MURPHY, in their official capacity, and )
KERI-LYN KRAFTHEFER of ANCEL, )
GLINK, DIAMOND, BUSH, DiCIANNI )
& KRAFTHEFER P.C., in her official )
capacity as acting Grafton Township )
Attorney, and GRAFTON TOWNSHIP )
) MOTION FOR EXPANSION OF
Defendants ) PRELIMINARY INJUNCTION ORDER
NOW COMES the plaintiff, Linda Moore, in her official capacity as Grafton Township Supervisor, by her attorney, John M. Nelson, and moves this Court to expand the preliminary injunction order entered by this court on December 10, 2010, and was subsequently modified, stating as grounds, therefore, as follows:
1. The original order entered by this court enjoined the defendant trustees, Zirk, McMahon, LaPorta and Murphy in their official capacities as trustees of Grafton Township from employing or attempting to employ attorneys Ancel, Glink, Diamond, Bush, DiCianni & Krafthefer as township attorneys.
2. That Order was subsequently modified without objection substituting Attorney Keri Lynn Krafthefer for Ancel, Glink, Diamon, Bush, DiCianni & Krafthefer. During the discussions on the Motion to Clarify this court’s original order representations were made that the Ancel, Glink law firm would do no further on-going work for Grafton Township.
3. Prior to the March 10, 2011 Grafton Town Board meeting Plaintiff Supervisor, Linda Moore, received a copy of a Memorandum authored by attorney Jeffrey R. Jurgens of the law firm Ancel, Glink, Diamond, Bush DiCianni & Krafthefer, a copy of which is attached hereto, and made a part hereof, as Exhibit “A” in her board packet provided to her by the Grafton Town Clerk. The memorandum clearly deals with on-going township business of Grafton Township that is not related to the case at bar, but to the upcoming annual meeting of Grafton Township. Further, the opinion contained in the Ancel, Glink concerns political matters that are at the base of the long-standing dispute between the plaintiff and the trustees, i.e. the construction of a new Grafton Town Hall.
4. The defendants are without authority to hire any township attorney given the dictates of Section 70-37 of the Township Code. Further, the plaintiff seeks to expand the court’s preliminary injunction to its original form wherein the trustees were enjoined from employing or attempting to employ Ancel, Glink, Diamond, Bush, DiCianni & Krafthefer (Ancel Glink) as township attorneys and that Ancel Glink be restrained and enjoined from acting or attempting to act as township attorneys until further order of the court.
WHEREFORE, the plaintiff respectfully prays for the relief requested in this Motion.
LINDA I. MOORE, in her official capacity
as GRAFTON TOWNSHIP SUPERVISOR,
JOHN M. NELSON – her attorney
JOHN M. NELSON #12
Attorney at Law
1318 E. State Street
Rockford, IL 61104
815-965-4573 – fax