Status of the Lawsuit Against Gov. Pritzker and Mayor Lightfoot
Springfield, IL (July 24, 2020) - Video of Republican activist William J. Kelly's Springfield press conference to give a status update on the lawsuit filed against Gov. Pritzker and the first lawsuit against Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot is available here. Kelly is a plaintiff in the lawsuit.
The plaintiffs' attorney Laura Grochocki says that Lightfoot and Pritzker's abuse of power is shocking. "Mayor Lightfoot and Gov. Pritzker have falsely claimed they have this unlimited emergency power. They do not. What's worse is they have misused the police to enforce their unlawful acts," Grochocki said.
If Kelly's lawsuit is successful, injured business owners and individuals who have lost their jobs or income due to Mayor Lightfoot and Gov. Pritzker's illegal actions, will be able to sue for damages for violations of their civil rights. Estimated damages would be in the millions of dollars.
The extensive four-count lawsuit, filed by Kelly and other injured parties and which is available for download here, is a complaint for declaratory, injunctive and other relief.