It is almost 11:15, the case is still being argued.
Normal has 4 lawyers in court. Only 2 have spoken so far.
Taxpayers will be.getting a huge bill!
Those 4 lawyers, at least 3 of them because Brian Day is on staff, likely cost taxpayers $2000 an hour. 9:30 to 12:00.
I talked to Tom Devore. He says the judge ruled on issued not raised by Normal’s lawyers – Home Rule. The statue states laws apply unless changed by a referendum. He thinks the Supervisor and Collector are clear cut, there hasn’t been a referendum.
He thinks the Clerk issue is more difficult to prove.
There can be an appeal, but it’s going to be expensive. Devore thinks the judge just isn’t versed in municipal law.