By: Diane Benjamin
Attorney Tom Devore thinks the Town of Normal will be paying at least $50,000 to the lawyers they hired to keep from complying with being an Incorporated Town.
Yesterday Normal has 4 lawyers in court, only 1 was a staff attorney who said nothing the entire time. One of the other hired guns also said nothing, only two of them spoke.
Judge Fellheimer decided to do his own research instead of ruling on the facts in the case. He based his ruling on Home Rule which doesn’t apply and wasn’t even argued by Normal’s lawyers.
The Electoral Board was obviously disbanded so Normal could use tax dollars to fight the petitions. Patrick Dullard and Jeff Fritzens were only stooges to start the process, they would never have paid Madigan’s attorneys. With endless amounts of money Normal knew they could win.
Unfortunately people who filed petitions now owe Tom Devore $8,544.40 more than the $5000.00 they already paid. To appeal Fellheimer’s decision would cost another $10,000.
Nobody expected Devore’s bills to get this high, no discount was given for losing either although the billing did not include yesterday’s hearing.
Thousands of people were following this case. If 80 of you can contribute $100 we can help the three pay this bill. If that is too much any amount will help.
The only way I see to get it paid is to send checks to me made out to DeVore Law Offices of counsel Silver Lake Group. I will forward them to Devore. These three stepped up to take on Koos and company and make local government accountable to citizens. This isn’t over.
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I really hope bond ratings agencies are taking note. The only reason one small agency had Normal at AAA is because they were unafraid to tax you to death. That is what Home Rule provides.
You have 3 good candidates running for Trustee: Nord, Tiritilli, and Sila. The leftists know winning elections is the only thing that matters. They aren’t concerned about how they win. Koos has his three candidates picked to rubber stamp his agenda. Trustees were created to represent citizens, if Koos’ people win citizens lose. With Unit 5 putting another referendum on the ballot not voting April 4th isn’t an option.
Time to step up and get real representatives elected.