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Monday, August 13, 2018 8:36 AM

Citizen Kelly on Newsmax: Rahm facing political crisis of his life


Chicago, Illinois - William J. Kelly, a long-time fierce critic of Mayor Rahm Emanuel and former 2015 mayoral candidate, is blasting the media for giving Rahm a pass on the sexual abuse scandals at Chicago Public Schools and the murder crisis.

"Rahm Emanuel is facing the political crisis of his life yet the Chicago and national media are giving him a pass. No other politician would get a pass on the Chicago murder epidemic or the CPS sex abuse scandals. This is a cover-up to ensure Rahm gets the third term he doesn't deserve," Kelly said.

Emanuel is under fire after 33 people were shot, two killed this weekend. Last weekend, 72 people were shot, 13 fatally in one of the most violent weekends on record. In June, a Chicago Tribune investigation uncovered hundreds of cases of sexual abuse, sexual grooming, and rape in Chicago public schools in the last ten years. Emanuel has been in office eight years.

"Rahm Emanuel doesn't deserve a third term - no matter what the media wants you to believe. He has destroyed Chicago bit by bit. He has destroyed its foundation, its very core. Rahm doesn't care about Chicago and he never did," Kelly says.

Kelly teamed up with Take Charge Chicago organizers, led by former Gov. Pat Quinn, and filed more than 86,000 signatures on August 6, 2018 to put a "Term Limit Rahm" referendum on the November 2018 ballot. The Rahm-controlled Chicago City Council is trying to block it.

"The only person who should serve three terms is President Trump, not Rahm Emanuel," Kelly says. 

Kelly was a 2015 Republican mayoral candidate and infamously busted the campaign caps in the race, forcing Emanuel into a historic runoff election. Emanuel is up for re-election in early 2019.

Tuesday, August 7, 2018 3:06 PM

KELLY: Hell to pay if Rahm blocks mayoral term limits off ballot

William Kelly joins Take Charge Chicago organizers

Chicago, Illinois - 2015 Republican mayoral candidate William J. Kelly is blasting Rahm Emanuel's fight to block a mayoral term limits referendum off the November 2018 ballot. On Monday, Take Charge Chicago organizers, led by Gov. Pat Quinn, filed more than 86,000 signatures at the city clerk's office to meet the deadline for ballot access.

The City Council in June voted to put three nonbinding referendum questions to Chicago voters in November. Aldermen voted to put on the ballot questions asking about uses for potential legal marijuana proceeds, the possibility of creating a new homeowners property tax exemption and whether to ban plastic straws.

The Emanuel administration has said that because a state law limits the number of referendums on each ballot to three, those in the council's batch would leave no space for the term limits referendum. "Let the people speak," Quinn says.

"I promise that if Rahm Emanuel blocks this term limits referendum from appearing on the November ballot, there will be hell to pay," says Kelly. "I will force another mayoral runoff election just as I did in 2015." In 2014, Kelly busted the campaign caps in the Chicago mayor's race, allowing Rahm's opponents to raise unlimited cash from a single donor and forcing him into a historic runoff.

Emanuel is under fire after 72 people were shot, 13 fatally this weekend, one of the most violent in the city's history. Last month, a Chicago Tribune investigation uncovered hundreds of cases of sexual abuse in Chicago public schools in the last ten years. Emanuel has been in office eight years.

"After eight years, Rahm Emanuel has done nothing to stop the bloodshed on Chicago's streets. He has done nothing to stop sexual abuse in Chicago Public Schools. He has proven once and for all that he doesn't care about Chicago. All he cares about is getting re-elected," Kelly says.

A native of Chicago's South Side, Kelly is an Emmy award-winning TV producer and host of the "Citizen Kelly Show" on AM 1590 WCGO which airs daily from 10-12pm. He is also a contributor to Daily Caller, Newsmax, and a past contributor to the Washington Times.

Monday, August 6, 2018 1:07 PM

Kelly: Blame the Democrats for Chicago racism

Statement by Republican William J. Kelly:

Under the leadership of Mayor Rahm Emanuel, the Democrats have made Chicago America's murder capital.  This weekend, 12 people were killed and 75 shot - one of the most violent weekends on record. Most of these Chicago victims are black and most of the offenders are black. In his eight years in office, Rahm hasn't done a thing about this. That's real racism. 

Democrats cry racism and point their fingers at Republicans but Republicans have nothing to do with Chicago institutions. Democrats control City Hall; they control the corrupt bureaucracy and its pay-to-play schemes. The Democrats control the Chicago Public Schools, and they, alone, own the CPS sexual abuse scandal involving hundreds of underage students. The Democrats control the newspapers, TV, and radio, which is why you don't hear about the CPS sex abuse scandal and why Rahm still has a chance of winning a third term- because the media says so.

Chicago works to the advantage of Rahm and his wealthy, privileged pals - not to the advantage of Chicago's working poor and middle class. 

The Democrats control higher education - and for good reason - so they can impart progressive principles to the next generation and continue the cycle of stupidity that has turned Chicago into a wasteland. 

America does not have a race problem. Chicago does not have a race problem. The Democrat Party has a race problem. 

Thursday, August 2, 2018 6:35 PM

Kelly: Time to turn in your Term Limit Rahm petitions

A big THANK YOU to everyone who has been circulating petitions. We only have a few days left! Please bring your downloaded petitions to 216 N. Jefferson Street, Suite 200 in Chicago now through Sunday. Sunday is the deadline. We will have your petitions notarized for you. You can still circulate petitions, today through Sunday! Download them here. 

Saturday, July 28, 2018 10:59 AM

Kelly: Rahm wants to reform the police, not the murder rate

Republican William J. Kelly has issued the following statement:

Violent crime in Chicago is out of control. Thanks to Mayor Rahm Emanuel, Chicago is America's murder capital. But instead of focusing on violent crime, Emanuel and the ACLU have a plan to ‘reform’ the police but they have no plan to reform the drug-crazed criminals victimizing our people.

Lisa Madigan and Rahm Emanuel have announced a 232-page court-enforced mandate governing how offers use force to protect themselves and the public, marking the latest step in a process geared toward long-lasting change to Chicago policingEmanuel claims the "agreement enforceable, sustainable and durable.”

He's wrong. Dead wrong. 

I stand with FOP President Kevin Graham, who blasted the proposed consent decree as “illegal and invalid,” calling it “politically motivated.” It is. Graham said the agreement would cost taxpayers hundreds of millions of dollars.

I say let’s reform Rahm out of office with the "Term Limit Rahm" referendum.

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