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Tuesday, March 31, 2020 10:42 AM

Il Gov’s Coronavirus Response Prompts Online Petition to “Quarantine Pritzker’

 

Springfield, Illinois, March 31, 2020 – An online petition at change.org is calling for billionaire Governor J.B. Pritzker (D-IL) to self-quarantine himself and resign from his duties after his Administration’s slow, failed response to the coronavirus pandemic which has now killed 73 Illinois residents with the total number of cases at 5,057 and growing.

 

William J. Kelly, a former statewide candidate for Illinois comptroller and host of the “Citizen Kelly Show” on AM 1590 WCGO and 95.9 FM, has launched the petition. “Gov. Pritzker failed in his first test as governor and people are dead because of it. How many more Illinois citizens will die because of J.B. Pritzker?”

 

The “Quarantine Pritzker” petition reads as follows:

  

On March 13, 2020, President Trump declared a national emergency over the coronavirus. Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker failed to issue a stay-home order for Illinois residents until March 20th. The Governor ordered the shutdown of restaurants and bars on March 15th yet he opened the polls for the Illinois primary election on March 17th in violation of social distancing rules. He closed retail stores and services during the stay-at-home order imposed on March 20th yet deemed wealthy Cannabis operators and their dispensaries “essential businesses.” Under Gov. Pritzker’s reign, recreational weed went from illegal to "essential" in three months while Illinois restaurant and retail store owners now face bankruptcy.

 

Gov. Pritzker has failed to eliminate the Illinois sales tax and plastic bag tax, even though plastic bags are safer than reusable bags in this public health emergency, through 2020 to save Illinois businesses and residents. Our tone-deaf Governor scolds Illinois residents for taking walks yet has released hundreds of prisoners without testing them for deadly COVID-19. Gov. Pritzker has failed our Illinois citizens over and over again. We, the people of Illinois, demand that billionaire J.B. Pritzker self-quarantine and resign his duties as Governor effective immediately.

 

Sign and share the petition here.

 

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Tuesday, March 17, 2020 6:14 AM

William J. Kelly for 42nd Ward Republican Committeeman - Robocall


Tuesday, February 18, 2020 11:06 AM

Write-in William J. Kelly for 42nd ward Republican committeeman on March 17th

I've been a resident of the 42nd ward for more than 15 years. It's a wonderful place to live, work and raise a family. But the City of Chicago is changing. Violent crime has had a terrible impact on the 42nd ward neighborhoods of Streeterville, Gold Coast,  River North, Near West Loop, New East Side, Fulton River District and the Loop. I've been a twice-victim of violent crime myself and resident concerns about violent assaults, carjackings and robberies are very real. 

But right now we don't have a real advocate fighting for the 42nd Ward and we certainly don't have ANY REPUBLICAN representation. The 42nd Ward has thousands of GOP voters who deserve representation, who are rightly concerned about the rise of violent crime and who want to keep the 42nd Ward safe for residents and their families. 

Please write-in William J. Kelly for 42nd Ward Republican committeeman on March 17th and I will make sure the 42nd Ward has a real advocate - one that represents Republican voters. Together, we can make the 42nd Ward safe again and build a real Chicago Republican Party that can take on violent crime, wasteful spending and too-high taxes for no services. 

Thank you, 

William J. Kelly 


Tuesday, February 18, 2020 10:10 AM

William J. Kelly for 42nd Ward GOP committeeman: Residents don't feel safe anymore

Dear Neighbor, 

I've been a resident of Streeterville and the 42nd ward for more than 15 years and much has changed in those years. As a long-time resident, I am very concerned about the rise of violent crime in our neighborhoods. Violent carjackings, assaults, robberies and thefts are on the rise and residents don't feel safe anymore. No Chicago neighborhood is safe - not Streeterville, the Gold Coast, River North, Near West Loop, New East Side, Fulton River District and the Loop. 

I've been a twice victim of violent crime just in the last few years - once in front of my home and once in front of my business. My experience is not unique anymore and my neighbors and I are rightly concerned.

We need an tireless advocate for the 42nd ward. I would like to be your advocate and help make our neighborhoods safe again. Please write-in my name - William J. Kelly - for Republican 42nd ward committeeman on March 17th and I promise to work hard for you and for our neighborhoods. 

Thank you!

William J. Kelly


Thursday, January 30, 2020 10:07 AM

VIDEO: U.S. Senate Candidate Mark Curran Caught Lying in Jailhouse Interview

Illinois, January 30, 2019 - A criminal complaint for filing a false police report and obstruction of justice has been filed against former Lake County Sheriff Mark Curran, now a Illinois candidate for U.S. Senate, based on statements made during Curran's videotaped jailhouse interview with Grayslake Police. The complaint was filed by Curran's former U.S. Senate opponent, Republican William J. Kelly. 
 
Curran also filed counter charges against Kelly for criminal trespass, disorderly conduct, assault, and filing a false report. Finding no evidence to support Curran's spurious claims, the special prosecutor has declined to press charges against Kelly. 
 
Watch Illinois U.S. Senate Candidate Mark Curran Lie During Jailhouse Interview
Watch Illinois U.S. Senate Candidate Mark Curran Lie During Jailhouse Interview
 
During his jailhouse interview, Curran was caught lying to investigators. He waived his Miranda rights but refused to sign a written statement, worrying that it would be subject to FOIA. In his police case narrative, Detective Warner determined "Upon reviewing the video (of the battery), I did not observe Dawn (Livengood) or anyone else ask William to leave the office prior to Mark grabbing William by the upper arms/shoulder area and pushing him toward the door," contradicting Curran and Livengood's claims. Another witness, Casey Cheblek, also confirmed Kelly's account. 
 
Warner noted that based on the video file, "I observed Mark to turn his back on William no less than eight times which is a direct contradiction to Mark's statement that he was afraid to turn his back on William for fear of getting 'cold-cocked," indicating that Curran had no legal justification for committing a battery against Kelly.
 
Kelly also filed false police report and obstruction of justice charges against Ms. Livengood, the office manager for the Lake County Republicans Central Committee (LCRC). 
 
Back in November, Curran committed a criminal battery against Kelly at the Lake County Republican office in Grayslake and the incident was captured on video.  Both Curran and Kelly had been both invited to speak before the LCRC. Despite the battery charge, Curran was endorsed by the LCRC anyway.
 
Kelly and Curran have long been at-odds over Curran's support for illegal immigration based on a heated debate in Lake County in 2013. See a timeline of Curran's history and positions here. 
 
Detective Warner's full case narrative from the Village of Grayslake is available upon request. 


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