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  • Judge Rules All of Illinois Free From Gov. Pritzker’s Unlawful Mandates

    07/07/2020 11:15:36 AM PDT · by Maudeen · 24 replies
    Illinois Family Institute ^ | 7/7/2020 | Austin Scott Davies
    Late last week, Illinois Circuit Court Judge Michael McHaney of Clay County ruled in a lawsuit that “all citizens of Illinois” are free from Governor J.B. Pritzker‘s tyrannical orders. This comes after arguably unethical tactics by the Illinois Attorney General to delay the case by trying to remove it to federal court, and the United States Department of Justice filing a Statement of Interest in the case in support of the lawsuit.
  • Judge slaps down Pritzker order — Illinois Is Open For Business!

    07/02/2020 7:40:34 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 7 replies
    Citizen Free Press ^ | 7/2/2020 | Kane
    CLAY COUNTY, Ill. (NEXSTAR) — Governor J.B. Pritzker’s emergency powers to issue executive orders to close businesses or order people to stay at home expired 85 days ago on April 8th, 2020, a judge in Clay County Circuit Court ruled on Thursday afternoon. The ruling did not find the state has no power to forcibly close businesses or to restrict a citizen’s movements, but rather that those powers are derived from the Illinois Department of Public Health Act, not under the Illinois Emergency Management Act. Pritzker’s administration has at times cited both portions of state law to enforce his orders....
  • With children being slaughtered, Mayor Lori Lightfoot needs to drop the memes and lead

    07/02/2020 5:02:08 AM PDT · by PBRCat · 28 replies
    The Chicago Tribunne ^ | July 2, 2929 | John Kass
    How many more babies will be murdered in Chicago’s street gang wars? It’s time to stop the bleeding, Mayor Lightfoot. Stop the bleeding. And lead your city. She’s thrown her police under the bus, but on Wednesday she announced a 180-degree change. She needs them. Now she wants her exhausted cops to sweep problem areas and make arrests, even if social justice warriors complain. She’s been mugged by reality and knows virtue signaling and rhetoric won’t stop the gangs. Yes, that stuff excites national media and networks. They get tingles when she rips on President Donald Trump. He’s snarky, she’s...
  • Trump calls Pritzker, Lightfoot failures on Chicago gun violence

    06/28/2020 3:36:44 AM PDT · by PBRCat · 10 replies
    The Chicago Tribune ^ | June 28, 2020 | Rick Pearson and John Byrne
    Republican President Donald Trump lashed out Friday night at Democratic Gov. J.B. Pritzker and Mayor Lori Lightfoot over Chicago’s gun violence, saying the two had put their “own political interests” ahead of the lives of residents and insisting that “law and order” was needed. In a letter, Trump also used the violence issue as a jumping off point to attack the state and city for high taxes and burdensome regulations, contending Pritzker and Lightfoot’s “insatiable appetite” for taxes has led people to flee Illinois. A Pritzker spokeswoman said Trump’s letter was a “press stunt” aimed at serving as a distraction...
  • President Donald J. Trump’s Letter to the Governor of Illinois and Mayor of Chicago

    06/27/2020 5:47:25 AM PDT · by PBRCat · 23 replies
    The White House ^ | June 26, 2020 | Donald J. Trump
    Governor Pritzker and Mayor Lightfoot: I write to you today to call your attention to and urge action on the devastating violence in Chicago. I have been horrified by the continued violence in this great American city. The American people (hardworking taxpayers) send you millions of dollars in Federal funding each year to support public safety in Chicago. In 2018 and 2019, Chicago benefited from $136 million in funding from the Urban Area Security Initiative Grant Program, and another $68 million was recently announced for Chicago from this important program. The Department of Justice awarded and is in the process...
  • Illinois Republican Party sues Dem governor Pritzker over right to assemble during coronavirus lockdowns

    06/16/2020 11:02:32 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 3 replies
    Fox News ^ | June 16 2020 | Morgan Phillips
    The Illinois Republican Party, along with other GOP groups, has filed a lawsuit over its right to assemble as a political group during the coronavirus pandemic, one week after Gov. J.B. Pritzker marched alongside protesters to fight police brutality. The suit, filed in U.S. District Court late Monday, claimed that while religious groups and protesters are allowed to convene in groups greater than 10 under coronavirus lockdown, political groups share the same protections under the Constitution -- yet are not allowed to gather. After multiple lawsuits, Pritzker on May 29 lifted a ban on in-person worship, listing it as an...
  • Pritzker signs pandemic budget that relies on federal bailout that's not a guarantee, approves Medicaid for undocumented seniors

    06/13/2020 6:51:25 PM PDT · by 11th_VA · 21 replies
    Mdjon Online ^ | June 10, 2020
    Gov. J.B. Pritzker signed the budget that begins July 1. The spending plan relies on billions of dollars in federal aid that haven’t materialized, keeps spending level from the current year despite revenue losses and cost increases from the COVID-19 pandemic and gives Medicaid access to seniors who are undocumented residents. In a statement, the governor also urged the federal government to pass a funding plan to give state and local governments billions of dollars in an effort to cover parts of the state’s $42.9 billion spending plan...
  • Republicans rip Pritzker as social distancing hypocrite as he joins protests

    06/10/2020 5:30:56 AM PDT · by PBRCat · 11 replies
    The Chicago Tribune ^ | June 9, 2020 | Rick Pearson
    Democratic Gov. J.B. Pritzker defended himself Tuesday against Republican criticism that he was a social distancing hypocrite for appearing side by side with protesters at recent demonstrations. "I’m not going to run away” from taking a stand at a historic inflection point involving race and law enforcement, the governor said. Earlier Tuesday, the Illinois Republican Party used social media and news releases to rip Pritzker for appearing at protests in gatherings that exceeded the 10-person limit of the current phase of the governor’s reopening plan. “The governor flaunting his disregard for his own rules is a slap in the face...
  • At rally in south suburbs, governor urges ‘protests paired with policy and action’

    06/09/2020 11:34:35 AM PDT · by PBRCat · 7 replies
    The Chicago Sun-Times ^ | June 8, 2020 | Manny Ramos
    Gov. J.B. Pritzker had a message of empowerment for more than 1,000 people rallying in the south suburbs seeking police accountability and criminal justice reform. Foxx gave a passionate speech about growing up in public housing and the systemic barriers African Americans often face. “I talked about the fact that I come from the projects because the people who come through our system, I have more in common with them than I do with many of the lawyers that work with me,” Foxx said. “And not because we aren’t as brilliant, not because we aren’t as bright, not because we...
  • Pritzker, Preckwinkle turn to religious and community leaders in urging protesters to channel anger toward criminal justice reform, economic development

    06/02/2020 3:11:20 PM PDT · by PBRCat · 20 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | June 2, 2020 | Dan Petrella
    After four days of civil unrest in Chicago and its suburbs, Gov. J.B. Pritzker and Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle on Tuesday turned to religious and community leaders to urge protesters to channel anger over the death of George Floyd toward efforts for criminal justice reform and economic development in minority communities. “What’s very important to me is that we establish an agenda — an agenda that’s led, in part, by the very peaceful protesters that are out on the streets, that were there protesting last night, the night before and the night before, the folks who were there...
  • IL Gov. Pritzker: God Is on the Side of the Protesters Cleared Out of Lafayette Square During Trump Church Visit

    06/01/2020 5:37:29 PM PDT · by CheshireTheCat · 50 replies
    Breitbart ^ | June 1, 2020 | Pam Key
    Monday on CNN, Gov. J.B. Pritzker (D-IL) said God would be with the protesters, some of which that faced tear gas and rubber bullets, that were cleared from Lafayette Square in Washington, D.C. so President Donald Trump could pay a visit to nearby St. John’s Church, which was damaged in a fire set during protests on Sunday night. Pritzker said, “Reject the notion that the federal government can send troops into the state of Illinois. The fact is that the president has created an incendiary moment here. He wants to change the subject from his failure over coronavirus, a miserable...
  • After the riots in Chicago, all that broken glass like shattered dreams

    06/01/2020 6:54:43 AM PDT · by PBRCat · 45 replies
    The Chicago Tribune ^ | May 31, 2020 | John Kass
    After the riots in Chicago, what you noticed was all that broken glass from all the windows of all the looted stores and looted restaurants. Each crunching step was the sound of the city’s breaking heart. Some residents came out early Sunday to help, trying to sweep up the pieces on the ground. “This started out to be about George Floyd,” said a man on Clark Street. “But it turned into something else, about what they could grab and take and ruin. Look at it.” The mayor and the governor finally called out the Illinois National Guard on Sunday to...
  • Pritzker: All Illinois regions have met conditions to reopen

    05/28/2020 4:51:07 PM PDT · by Libloather · 17 replies
    Stl Today ^ | 5/28/20 | John O'Connor, Kathleen Foody
    CHICAGO (AP) - Gov. J.B. Pritzker on Thursday announced an end to his 10-week-old stay-at-home order, declaring that every region of the state has met conditions necessary to allow more social interaction amid the deadly coronavirus pandemic. The state will move into the third phase of the Democrat's five-stage “Restore Illinois” plan, a step that will see reopening of manufacturing and retail, outdoor dining at restaurants and small social gatherings. Restless residents have agitated for more freedom to leave their houses and resume some sense of normalcy. In loosening the restrictions, Pritzker cited more favorable conditions, including decreased hospitalizations and...
  • Gov's Toilet Scam Contractor Got $9 Million Coronavirus Contract

    05/28/2020 5:45:46 AM PDT · by PBRCat · 2 replies
    The Patch ^ | May 27,2020 | Mark Konkol
    CHICAGO — A detail tucked in a Fox 32 investigative report about Illinois contractors trekking across the border to build a new mansion at Gov. J.B. Pritzker's Wisconsin horse farm raised the eyebrow of somebody who knows how deals get done in America's most corrupt state. The contractor doing construction on J.B. Pritzker's Wisconsin horse farm won a $9 million coronavirus contract that was part of the state's pandemic response. The "dwelling contractor" listed on Wisconsin building permits, Bulley & Andrews, is the same company caught up in the alleged "scheme to defraud" Cook County taxpayers by removing toilets from...
  • Total Recall? GOP quartet seeks to oust Pritzker, insisting ‘it’s going to be difficult’ but not ‘impossible’

    05/27/2020 1:33:34 AM PDT · by PBRCat · 7 replies
    The Chicago Sun-TImes ^ | May 26, 2020 | Neal Earley
    Suburban Republican Allen Skillicorn insists he would really rather Gov. J.B. Pritzker finish out his term than be booted from office. “Frankly I just hope the governor fixes the unemployment system, so people can get their unemployment and we should move on from this,” the state representative said. “I mean, I would much prefer that.” Whether the governor is able to solve the unemployment problems that have arisen during the coronavirus crisis remains to be seen, but Skillicorn isn’t waiting to find out. The East Dundee Republican launched a recall effort to remove the Chicago Democrat from office — an...
  • ‘Americans Don’t Get Ruled’ – Illinois Judge Unloads on Pritzker’s Stay-at-Home Order (total knockdown)

    05/26/2020 9:46:16 AM PDT · by sickoflibs · 19 replies
    RedState ^ | May 26, 2020 | Susie Moore
    Lost in the shuffle of the Memorial Day holiday weekend — unusual, though it was — an Illinois judge unloaded on Governor J.B. Pritzker’s still-in-effect stay-at-home order this past Friday. I’ve written previously regarding the significant distinction between Chicago — and even Springfield — and “outstate” or “downstate” Illinois. This judge’s decision further highlights that great divide. The back story: State Rep. Darren Bailey, a Republican from the state’s 109th District, filed a lawsuit against Pritzker in April, asserting that Pritzker’s stay-at-home order unfairly affected the residents of his home county. Clay County Judge Michael McHaney issued a temporary restraining...
  • J.B. Pritzker is a Horse's... Friend

    05/26/2020 5:54:10 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    American Thinker.com ^ | May 26, 2020 | Daniel John Sobieski
    A horse is a horse, of course, of course, unless that horse resides on the Pritzer horse farm in Wisconsin As he requests the power to seize private business property if owners open too early or not in concert with his wishes, Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker says it’s not safe yet to hold indoor church services, but it’s totally okay that construction workers travel to his Wisconsin horse farm to build his new house. Construction workers have been deemed essential, especially union construction workers who have dues taken out to fund the campaigns of politicians like Pritzker and who get...
  • Downstate judge blasts Pritzker’s stay-at-home-order: ‘Americans don’t get ruled’

    05/23/2020 2:36:32 AM PDT · by PBRCat · 22 replies
    The Chicago Sun-Times ^ | May 22, 2020 | Jon Seidel
    Point by point, the judge in downstate Clay County on Friday ticked off the many ways he found Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s stay-at-home order had devolved into “insanity” and become “completely devoid of anything approaching common sense.” Clay County Judge Michael McHaney complained that recently legalized pot shops had been deemed essential over generations-old family businesses. People had been led to believe they could avoid COVID-19 at Walmart but not at church. And to top it off, McHaney complained that Pritzker’s family members had traveled between Illinois and Florida and Wisconsin during the coronavirus pandemic, contrary to Pritzker’s own stay-at-home order....
  • U.S. DOJ files Statement of Interest supporting lawsuit challenging Illinois lockdown orders

    05/22/2020 7:51:42 PM PDT · by CheshireTheCat · 6 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | May 22, 2020 | William A. Jacobson
    DOJ has filed a Statement of Interest in an Illinois case challenging more general restrictions imposed by Governor J.B. Pritzker. The DOJ position is that the Governor’s last minute removal of the case from state to federal court, on the eve of a decision in state court, was improper. You can read the state court pleadings and motion papers here...DOJ’s involvement is helpful, but the more important aspect of the case is how the Governor feared a negative state court decision so he pulled the case, likely improperly, up to federal court at the last minute. An Emergency Motion to...
  • CONFIRMED: Governor Pritzker Caught Sending Illinois Construction Workers to Wisconsin to Work on His Mansion During Illinois Lockdown

    05/22/2020 7:28:25 PM PDT · by PBRCat · 23 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | May 22, 2020 | Jim Hoft
    Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker has his workers and businesses locked down for the foreseeable future. But the billionaire governor will not let the government imposed lock-down interfere with his own plans. Last week Pritzker also told CNN the citizens of Illinois may be forced to wear masks indefinitely. Earlier this week Governor Pritzker threatened business owners with a year in prison if they try to reopen. But the lock-down laws only apply to the rubes. They don’t apply to Governor Pritzker, a Democrat billionaire. In May, while he imposed lock-downs on the people of Illinois, he had his wife and...