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Urgent! BEARS REFERENDUM

Today at 4:23 p.m. the City of Chicago, a municipal corporation, and
Chicago Park District have files a complaint for Declamatory Judgement
of damages caused by Pat Quinn and the signers and circulators of the
referendum petition.
As you know a couple of weeks ago former Illinois State Treasure Pat
Quinn initiated a petition referendum that would require that the
residents of the City of Chicago should have an opportunity to vote on
the Bears deal cut by the Mayor of Chicago and approved by the Illinois
Legislatures in final days of the past session. In addition the
petitions were circulated at the Chicago Green Meeting on December 2nd,
2000 and turned in to the City Clerk James Laski on December 10th as
prescribed by law and the City Charter and the State Constitution.

Today at 5:12 p.m. Clerk Laski announced that he "Will Not Certify
Petition filed by Pat Quinn" and the signers of the petition. This we
sort of expected and are poised to act. What we didn't know nor expect
was the following action:

Today at 4:23 p.m. the City of Chicago, a municipal corporation, and
Chicago Park District have files a complaint for Declamatory Judgement
of damages caused by Pat Quinn and the signers and circulators of the
referendum petition.

In fact all the people that sign the petition including the folk at the
Green December 2nd meeting are being sued by the City of Chicago and the
Chicago Park District for wanting to put the question on the ballot.

The skinny is while we are circulating petitions and talking about
questioning this Bears deal the bond holders can't sell and bonds and
their claims that we are causing by our actions to petitioning cause
them financial harm.

There has been not court date named as such, but we will be holding a
news conference outside of City Hall at 121 North LaSalle at 1:30 p.m.
on Sunday December 17, 2000. We need everyone that can to show up and
defend the right of people to petition their government.

This is an outrageous action being taken by the City of Chicago. They
crossed the civil decency by not only opposing the referendum but bring
suite against the very people dare question their government. I guess we
finally got the answer to the question how far will a corporate
government to support their corporate friends and crush the people, the
answer is that their is no limit.

It is intersting they are going in to the peoples courthouse to file
suite against the people. What kind government is this??!!!
 
 

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