Having lost their effort at the Woodstock courthouse to derail the McHenry Township Road District consolidation referendum, opponents are seeking seeking to derail the vote in Federal District Court in Rockford this morning.
The hearing seeking a Temporary Restraining Order is being held at ten Thursday morning.
TOI, Township Officials of Illinois, an anti-taxpayer lobbying group, is funding and ghost-writing the litigation.
This is illegal!
Nobody at federal court would hear the lame case …. Bye!
The people shall not be denied.
This is going to happen.
What you see here is the political class, the elites, doing anything they can to protect their fiefdoms.
…and every elected Republican with the exception of a few think that this is ok.
This is why you will lose in November.
I completely fail to see what the federal jurisdiction would be here.
There has to be a “federal question”.
What is the “federal question”?
The previous decision was a state court judge interpreting state statutes.
Looks like a real Hail Mary to me.
Beltran and Mahady are two leftist losers still cryin’ about Hillary’s defeat.
Drain the Township swamp!
Township criminals: http://rockrivertimes.com/2017/04/07/former-east-st-louis-township-official-sentenced-for-fraud/
EAST ST. LOUIS — Saying he could think of “nothing worse than taking from the indigent,” a federal judge sentenced a former East. St. Louis Township official who admitted stealing tens of thousands of dollars from the impoverished community to five years in prison.
In scathing comments during Thursday’s hearing and in a memo to attorneys, U.S. District Judge Michael Reagan made it clear why he was giving 63-year-old Oliver W. Hamilton a sentence that was five times longer than the one recommended by prosecutors and Hamilton’s lawyers.
“The court intends to send a clear message that public corruption will not be tolerated,” the judge wrote of Hamilton, who pleaded guilty in December to wire fraud, admitting that he’d used a township credit card to steal about $40,000 to buy himself things like plane tickets and to make child support payments.
Hamilton’s arrest, plea and sentence came after a (Belleville) News Democrat investigation found that Hamilton used the township credit card to make at least $230,000 in personal purchases during a four-year period. According to the paper, Hamilton, a Democrat who had been a township supervisor from 2011 until he resigned after his guilty plea, used the card to pay for plane trips to Las Vegas and Los Angeles, thousands of gallons and gasoline, flowers, gifts and meals at restaurants.