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Radio Host Files Lawsuit Against Chicago Mayor, IL Governor


William Kelly aka Citizen Kelly
William Kelly aka Citizen Kelly

A new lawsuit has just been filed in the Circuit Court of Cook County, Chancery Division against Mayor Lori Lightfoot and Gov. J.B. Pritzker. One of the plaintiffs, William Kelly, is a Chicago business owner and the host of the "Citizen Kelly Show" on WCGO-AM and W240EH. He is also the organizer of an online petition effort and has collected 138,000 signatures of Illinois residents, business owners and religious leader who allege they have been harmed by COVID-19 restrictions on the life and liberties.

Kelly said, "We have filed suit for the people of Illinois. Every other lawsuit has, so far, missed the mark. Lives are being destroyed. People are going bankrupt. If we succeed, Mayor Lightfoot and Gov. Pritzker will pay a price, in the form of legal damages, for the terrible harm they've caused to people's lives and liberties."

The lawsuit, filed by Kelly and other injured parties is a complaint for declaratory, injunctive and other relief. If Kelly's complaint succeeds, it could open the floodgates of litigation against the State of Illinois and the City of Chicago for damages to residents and business owners who have been harmed by the COVID-19 shutdown restrictions.

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