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Monday, January 4, 2021 7:45 PM

KELLY: Why is Mayor Lightfoot Giving Out $40K Pandemic Pay Raises?

CHICAGO (January 4, 2021) - William J. Kelly, who has thrown his hat into the Illinois GOP party chairman’s race, is calling out Mayor Lori Lightfoot and the City of Chicago for giving CPS Chief Janice Jackson a $40K raise during a pandemic.
 
"The last Republican Mayor of Chicago was William "Big Bill" Hale Thompson in 1931," Kelly said, "Since then, Chicago has had decades of Democrat-rule and during that time, Chicagoans have had nothing but lies, corruption and death. To add insult to injury, now the City of Chicago is doling out $40K pandemic pay raises."
 
Kelly says that Jackson has presided over an era of rape and sexual abuse at Chicago Public Schools that has been swept under the rug. There have been at least 1,000 cases of abuse reported.
 
Kelly has called for a Department of Justice investigation into the rape and sexual abuse scandal at Chicago Public Schools to no avail. Both of Kelly's parents were Chicago Public School teachers and Kelly is also a graduate of Archbishop Quigley Preparatory Catholic Seminary.
 
Mayor Lightfoot's record on Chicago crime and mismanagement may be the worst in the city's history. In 2020, there were more than 3,000 shootings and homicides topped 700. 97.7% of perpetrators were black and yet Lightfoot blames police and systemic racism for Chicago's problems.
 
Kelly points out that all of Chicago's top officials are African American:
 
  • The Chicago Mayor is black
  • The Superintendent of police is black
  • The Cook County State's Attorney is black
  • The Chief Judge of Cook County Circuit Courts is black
  • The Illinois Attorney General is black
  • The Chicago Fire Department Commissioner is black
  • The Cook County Board President is black
  • The State Senate Majority leader is black
  • The Illinois Lieutenant Governor is black
  • The Illinois Secretary of State is black
  • The Clerk of the Circuit Court is black
  • The Chicago Treasurer is black
  • The Chicago Transit Authority President is black
  • The CEO of Chicago Public Schools is black and
  • The Commissioner of the Department of Water Management is black
  • 40% of the City Council belongs to the Black Caucus with an average pay of $122,304 plus $122,000 a year in expenses. Pension is 80% of the highest pay during tenure.
  • At the end of Chicago's 2019 fiscal year, the Chicago deficit was $832,200,000.
 
"At a time of crisis, Mayor Lightfoot has the hubris to award $40K pandemic raises to failed Chicago public officials. COVID-19 isn't what's killing Chicago, it's the Democrat Party under Mayor Lightfoot," Kelly said.
 
Kelly is an outspoken critic of Governor Pritzker and Mayor Lightfoot and a former candidate for Chicago Mayor against Rahm Emanuel. 
 
He is a native of Chicago's South Side and a current resident of Streeterville.
 
For updates, please visit www.williamjkelly.org


Thursday, December 31, 2020 12:03 PM

KELLY: 2021 is the Year Americans Take Their Country Back

Normally, I express how incredibly thankful I am and my optimism for the coming new year. But this year is very different.

In 2020, the most corrupt and incompetent politicians in the world used a virus with a 99.8% recovery rate to destroy our economy, our schools, churches, and freedom. They used this virus to turn a blind eye to looting, shooting, and murder. To transform the way we conduct local, state, and national elections. And now I hear these same politicians say that if we just "trust them" they will try and get us "back to normal." I am not interested in how they plan to get us back to normal. I am interested in taking our freedom back from these corrupt elites and I'm confident that if we all work together we can accomplish this.

Happy New Year and God Bless you!


Tuesday, December 29, 2020 12:29 PM

Kelly: Rep. Kinzinger has Destroyed His Future with GOP

 
Pictured: William J. Kelly with GOP pollster Dick Morris
 
CHICAGO (December 29, 2020) - William J. Kelly, who has thrown his hat into the Illinois GOP party chairman’s race, says that Rep. Adam Kinzinger's dangerous statements have made him unfit for public office:
 
"For years, the GOP has seen sad turncoats like John Kasich, Mitt Romney, and Adam Kinzinger turn their backs on Republican voters to join forces with socialists for personal gain," said Kelly. "When I become the new chairman of the Illinois GOP, I make sure that fake Republicans like Kinzinger never win another primary in the State of Illinois."
 
This week, Kinzinger expressed alarm at Trump's call for his supporters to hit the streets of D.C. on January 6th. "My God. Trying to burn the place down on the way out because you can't handle losing. No evidence, nothing but your temper tantrums and crazy conspiracies. Embarrassing," claimed Kinzinger on CNN.
 
Kelly says Kinzinger is just desperate to get facetime on CNN. 
 
"Rep. Kinzinger is a disgrace. Millions of Americans believe - and righty so - that the presidential race was compromised by election fraud. But Kinzinger, despite the evidence, denies any election fraud occurred. 72% of Republican voters see President Trump as the Party's future but Adam Kinzinger believes those voters are a threat, not the Democrats who looted Chicago and other cities this summer." Kelly said. "I watched my city, Chicago, go up in flames and Rep. Adam Kinzinger said nothing."
 
Kelly is an outspoken critic of Governor Pritzker and Mayor Lightfoot and a former candidate for Chicago Mayor against Rahm Emanuel. He is a native of Chicago's South Side and a current resident of Streeterville.
 
For updates, please visit www.williamjkelly.org


Monday, December 14, 2020 9:33 AM

KELLY: Electing Rauner’s Chief of Staff IL Party Chair Would Destroy GOP

CHICAGO (November 14, 2020) - William J. Kelly, who has thrown his hat into the Illinois GOP party chairman’s race, says that Richard Goldberg, former Chief of Staff to Bruce Rauner and Sen. Mark Kirk, would destroy what’s left of the Illinois GOP:
 
“Even after the historic voter fraud we’ve seen in this election, the GOP Establishment still cares more about getting along with Democrats, than building a real Republican Party,” Kelly said. “Electing Bruce Rauner’s Chief of Staff, Richard Goldberg, for the job as Illinois GOP chairman would destroy the party permanently. His selection would be another betrayal of the Republican base. For those party leaders with amnesia, Rauner made Illinois a sanctuary state for illegal immigrants and taxpayer-funded abortion the law of the land.”
 
Kelly noted that Goldberg has failed to make any public statements in support of President Trump or the massive election fraud violations. “A day after the November 3rd election, Mr. Goldberg retweeted former President George Bush’s congratulations to Joe Biden. That is not the kind of party leader we need,” Kelly said.
 
Kelly says that as party leader, he will make reopening the state and fighting election fraud his top priority. “To survive as a state, we must stand up against Gov. Pritzker’s tyranny and reopen the state. To survive as a party, we must fight against election fraud and restore our right to free and fair elections,” Kelly said. “To do this, we need something we haven’t had before; a Republican who will fight for the base of the party.”
 
Kelly is an outspoken critic of Governor Pritzker and Mayor Lightfoot and a former candidate for Chicago Mayor against Rahm Emanuel. He is a native of Chicago's South Side and a current resident of Streeterville.
 
For updates, please visit www.williamjkelly.org


Tuesday, December 8, 2020 9:22 AM

KELLY: Ald. Tom Tunney is Chicago's latest national COVID-19 embarrassment

CHICAGO (November 9, 2020) - William J. Kelly, the host of the Citizen Kelly Show, says that Ald. Tom Tunney of the 44th ward is Chicago's latest COVID-19 national embarrassment:

"First, Mayor Lightfoot embarrasses Chicago by violating her own COVID-19 restrictions and now her key ally, Ald. Tunney's restaurant has been caught flouting the city and state's indoor dining ban," Kelly said. "Democrats like Gov. Pritzker and Mayor Lightfoot look the other way so their pals, like Tunney, can keep their restaurants open yet sic the police on the rest of us. Could the hypocrisy be any more clear?"

Tunney's restaurant, Ann Sather, in Lakeview was issued two citations for up to $10,500 for repeatedly violating the city's indoor dining ban after someone "ratted" them out. Tunney's restaurants are listed on records as receiving a federal PPP loan of between $350,000 and $1 million.

Tunney also chairs the city's powerful zoning committee, which establishes policies that affect Chicago's food industry. He is a former chairman of the Illinois Restaurant Association. "Ald. Tunney is the ultimate poster boy for COVID-19 hypocrisy," Kelly said. "And in Chicago, that's saying something."

Kelly is an outspoken critic of Governor Pritzker and Mayor Lightfoot and a former candidate for Chicago Mayor against Rahm Emanuel. He is a native of Chicago's South Side and a current resident of Streeterville.


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