Case law provided was ignored. Precisely what Cinkus says is:
Accordingly, reading these two statutes together, the disqualifications
provided by section 3.1–10–5(b) of the Illinois Municipal Code render
a candidate ineligible to run for office if not remedied by the time the
candidate files his or her nomination papers. See Schumann v.
Fleming, 261 Ill. App. 3d 1062, 1066 (1994).
Residents, candidates and one sitting Trustee stated the electoral board was biased, including the attorney, Keri-Lyn J. Krafthefer, claiming they ignored case law. What's interesting is that the Keri-Lyn J. Krafthefer stated in the public hearing that the arrears at the time of Oath of Office made him ineligble, yet, she said the folloing regarding a similar case: (click the following paragraph for a link to the story this quote is referencing.
“Right now there are a lot of public officials who are suffering the challenging consequences of economic times, and if anyone who ever missed a water bill could be removed, we could have great turmoil in this state,” Krafthefer said. “Because he corrected the delinquency, I don't believe anyone would have the energy to pursue that.” Keri-Lyn J. Krafthefer
The motions include requests for a briefing schedule, temporary restraining order to prevent Amrichs' name from being removed from the ballot, and finally, a request to hear the case by means of judicial review.
Several persons have been served a summons to answer the appeal including Louis Sharp, Dan Field, Shannon Fox, Thea Morris, Laura Rabattini, Connie Mascillino, Willard Helander (Lake County Clerk) and Katherine Schultz (Clerk for McHenry County).
Among the expected arguments to be heard is the established Illinois Supreme Court ruling of Cinkus vs the Village of Stickney. The legal and binding opinion was that the issue of eligibility matters only when you file your petition for Mayor, not when you sign an Oath of candidacy. Furthermore, Section 3.1-10-5(b) clearly states ineligibility is considered valid if the candiate has not remedied the arrears debt by the time he files his petition for Mayor.
Also, the attorney is asking the judge to consider the illegal electoral hearing, based on how the replacements were chosen.
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Here we have a different "quote" used in Cinkus where KLK argued a debt for an objector but based it on "time petitions were filed"