* David Giuliani…
Streator resident David Cooke finally secured legal representation to pursue his election board complaint against former state Rep. Frank Mautino.
In another development, Mautino, D-Spring Valley, on Monday appealed the state Board of Elections’ decision last week to deny his request to delay the issue while a related federal investigation continues.
The Chicago-based Liberty Justice Center, a conservative nonprofit group, revealed Monday it had agreed to represent Cooke, a former Streator High School board member.
In February, Cooke filed a complaint with the Board of Elections questioning Mautino’s spending of campaign money for more than a decade. Mautino resigned to become the state’s auditor general Jan. 1. […]
The Liberty Justice Center has filed subpoenas for information from the service station, bank and Mautino himself, Huebert said. […]
The Liberty Justice Center is linked to the Illinois Policy Institute, with which it shares a downtown Chicago office.
They don’t just share an office, the Illinois Policy Institute founded the group.