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Almost 60 people are banned from the capitol complex without law enforcement escort

Thursday, Feb 20, 2020

* From the SoS…

Dear Mr. Miller:

The attached list has been compiled in response to your recent FOIA request for a list of people who are currently banned from entering the Illinois Statehouse and/or Statehouse complex. Please note that the individuals on this list were not banned from the capitol complex. However, they would only be allowed access to the complex if they were escorted by or under surveillance of law enforcement officers. Access to the capitol complex may be restricted for a number of reasons, including: threatening comments or behavior directed at state officials or employees; inappropriate communications with a state official; inappropriate or suspicious behavior on the capitol complex; as required by an order of protection; conduct related to discharge from State employment; found in a restricted area of the capitol complex; threats of damage to property located on the complex; release from a secure State psychiatric hospital to which the individual had be committed pursuant to a finding of not guilty by reason of insanity for a crime of violence on the capitol complex.

Nathan Maddox
Senior Legal Adviser
Office of the Secretary of State

Click here for the full list. Former Rep. Jack Franks is on the list as is a person named William J. Kelly.

…Adding… You may have noticed the name “Captain Cautious America (formerly Anderson, Mark A.)” on the list. Here’s some background

Of course, he can’t become president until he turns 35. But he has other ideas to work on until then.

A nursing student, he says he has been studying several sexually transmitted diseases. He believes he has conjured a cure for several of them.

“It was just simple mathematics and an understanding of antibiotics,” he says.

He hasn’t shared his secret with any public-health officials — “just people in my own circle,” he says — but he would gladly relay his calculations and formulas to the U.S. government. Then government-backed researchers and scientists could mass produce the cure, which not only could help Americans but be sold overseas.

…Adding… As some commenters have noted, Derek Potts is also on the list

A 39-year-old man found not guilty by reason of insanity in the 2004 fatal shooting of a Capitol security guard soon will be released from a locked state psychiatric hospital and transferred for at least five years to an outpatient, residential treatment center in Chicago, a Sangamon County judge ruled Tuesday.

The decision from Associate Judge Jack Davis II came after a 3½-hour hearing and over the objection of State’s Attorney Dan Wright, who said he wasn’t convinced of Derek Potts’ remorse and remained concerned Potts could hurt others again.

Davis acknowledged what he called the tragic loss of William “Bill” Wozniak to the rural Petersburg man’s widow, several other relatives and Capitol-based police, all seated in the courtroom audience. Davis said Wozniak was a “five-star family man” and a “dedicated public servant.”

…Adding… William Kelly just sent me an e-mail…

That’s news to me

- Posted by Rich Miller        

38 Comments
  1. - Vote Quimby - Thursday, Feb 20, 20 @ 10:26 am:

    I may have found my new CapFax nickname on this list.


  2. - fs - Thursday, Feb 20, 20 @ 10:26 am:

    Oh no, not Captain Cautious America…now who will save us?


  3. - Boots - Thursday, Feb 20, 20 @ 10:28 am:

    It’s outrageous that “Captain Cautious America” is banned. What will happen if Timid Thanos shows up?


  4. - Perrid - Thursday, Feb 20, 20 @ 10:30 am:

    Uh, “Mendez, James, III” was banned on 5/22/2018, and “Menendez, James, III” was banned on date unknown. I think there’s a typo.


  5. - Boone's is Back - Thursday, Feb 20, 20 @ 10:32 am:

    Kelly just wanted in that building so badly :(


  6. - Streator Curmudgeon - Thursday, Feb 20, 20 @ 10:32 am:

    So why did it take so many tries to get this?


  7. - May soon be required - Thursday, Feb 20, 20 @ 10:34 am:

    He has a twitter account

    https://twitter.com/markand38605102


  8. - DuPage Saint - Thursday, Feb 20, 20 @ 10:36 am:

    I suppose it is not possible to get reasons for each person’s banishment. I could understand that but would be interesting to know. Any possibility Captain Cautious can get back in soon? I think we need him


  9. - @misterjayem - Thursday, Feb 20, 20 @ 10:36 am:

    “Well, at least I wasn’t double-banned like some of those guys.” — Former Rep. Jack Franks

    – MrJM


  10. - Yikes - Thursday, Feb 20, 20 @ 10:41 am:

    I get now why they wouldn’t want this public. If you are the person one of the banned people has bothered they can now see this list and the date and recognize it is your complaint. Let’s look out for victims a bit more?


  11. - MacDonald - Thursday, Feb 20, 20 @ 10:42 am:

    ==So why did it take so many tries to get this?==

    We will probably be getting closer to understanding when the “I find it outrageous that _______________ was not banned from the Capitol” comments, tweets and posts start to flow.


  12. - Curious - Thursday, Feb 20, 20 @ 10:43 am:

    Curious if that satirical stuff could prevent the issuance of a RN license.


  13. - ChicagoBars - Thursday, Feb 20, 20 @ 10:43 am:

    I knew the Derek Potts name seemed familiar. The 2004 Capitol attacker who killed a guard.

    https://www.sj-r.com/news/20191203/capitol-security-guards-killer-to-be-released-to-residential-treatment-facility-in-chicago

    Just a hunch but bet quite a few of the people on that list probably made threats of violence or worse.


  14. - Pundent - Thursday, Feb 20, 20 @ 10:44 am:

    My alter ego is Captain Reckless and Captain Cautious is my arch enemy.


  15. - don the legend - Thursday, Feb 20, 20 @ 10:47 am:

    I haven’t entered a state building (other than motor vehicle office) for a long time. But IIRC I only had to pass through a metal detector but did not show an ID.

    If that is still the case, how will the SOS know if these people are entering a state building?


  16. - Drake Mallard - Thursday, Feb 20, 20 @ 10:47 am:

    Captain Obvious gave up on Illinois a long time ago


  17. - Just Curious - Thursday, Feb 20, 20 @ 10:48 am:

    Do the guys on the list twice have twin siblings with the same name, or are they just double extra special banned?


  18. - Leatherneck - Thursday, Feb 20, 20 @ 10:51 am:

    Note that upon his release, Derek Potts (the Capitol shooter who shot security guard Bill Wozniak on Sept. 20, 2004) was added to the end of this banned list.


  19. - Pot calling kettle - Thursday, Feb 20, 20 @ 10:55 am:

    ==How will the SOS know if these people are entering a state building?==

    That was my question. They have never asked for ID.


  20. - Leatherneck - Thursday, Feb 20, 20 @ 10:56 am:

    I’m surpised that Tim Mapes isn’t on this list, at least not yet.


  21. - Just Observing - Thursday, Feb 20, 20 @ 10:56 am:

    === I get now why they wouldn’t want this public. If you are the person one of the banned people has bothered they can now see this list and the date and recognize it is your complaint. Let’s look out for victims a bit more? ===

    Almost certainly, the people on the list know why.


  22. - Just Observing - Thursday, Feb 20, 20 @ 11:00 am:

    I’m actually surprised the list is so small. I’m on the Board of a small, relatively insignificant unit of government and our list of banned citizens at any given time is probably around five. With the number of people in the state and with the anger people (rational or not) direct toward the state, I would think the list would be in the hundreds.


  23. - Rod_is_Back - Thursday, Feb 20, 20 @ 11:01 am:

    My understanding is that former members of the legislature receive lifetime floor privliges unless they become a lobbyist. Would those still be extended to Rod, who served in the IL House from 1993-1997?


  24. - LTSW - Thursday, Feb 20, 20 @ 11:03 am:

    I’d bet there is a separate list that CMS has got the Thompson Center.


  25. - Todd - Thursday, Feb 20, 20 @ 11:07 am:

    What was the name of the lady tossing all the powder around that caused the lock down?


  26. - Nearly Normal - Thursday, Feb 20, 20 @ 11:17 am:

    =What was the name of the lady tossing all the powder around that caused the lock down?=

    I did not find the name of the woman who tossed powder on July 6 2017. There is a person on the list that was banned that month and year.


  27. - Levois J - Thursday, Feb 20, 20 @ 11:20 am:

    I’m glad you finally got the list. I wonder how you persuaded them to give it to you.


  28. - Drake Mallard - Thursday, Feb 20, 20 @ 11:20 am:

    State Police Protective Service Unit controls access to the Thompson Center not CMS


  29. - Billy Sunday - Thursday, Feb 20, 20 @ 11:24 am:

    So you’re telling me the former State Rep. (and current) McHenry County Chair Jack Franks checks in with Sos Police when he arrives at the Capitol entrance? “Yeah dudes, I’m here to lobby for more funding..now walk with me..”


  30. - Gooner - Thursday, Feb 20, 20 @ 11:28 am:

    William Kelly is interesting, if that’s the same guy who keeps running for office.

    I thought of him as attention seeking but never more than that.


  31. - Horseshoe Voter - Thursday, Feb 20, 20 @ 11:41 am:

    =What was the name of the lady tossing all the powder around that caused the lock down?=

    == i did not find the name of the woman who tossed powder on July 6 2017. There is a person on the list that was banned that month and year.==

    She’s not on there because she is a perfectly sane, respectable, kind person who got swept up by overzealous security on high alert bc of the unrelated crazies who had been threatening legislators over their tax votes. Total misunderstanding. https://will.illinois.edu/news/story/woman-who-triggered-lockdown-known-for-calm


  32. - Captain Obvious - Thursday, Feb 20, 20 @ 12:19 pm:

    Captain Cautious is banned? I can’t believe they would ban a member in good standing of the League of Captains. Outrageous. And I have not given up on Illinois. Illinois has given up on me.


  33. - Cat Herder - Thursday, Feb 20, 20 @ 1:17 pm:

    =====If that is still the case, how will the SOS know if these people are entering a state building?

    For a couple of these people on the list, the SOS officers had to physically remove them from the premises which is how they ended up on the list to begin with. Those officers don’t forget faces and photos are on file for officers to become familiar with.


  34. - Maryjane - Thursday, Feb 20, 20 @ 1:19 pm:

    Pffew! My name isn’t on the list after all. Evidently my first year in Illinois went okay.
    S/

    In all seriousness, congrats on getting the info you requested. They sure made it look like a heavy lift for whatever reason.


  35. - Heyseed - Thursday, Feb 20, 20 @ 1:20 pm:

    Did we have enough fun with the individuals on that list?


  36. - Anonymous - Thursday, Feb 20, 20 @ 2:55 pm:

    Call this guy
    2178274737


  37. - Rich Hill - Thursday, Feb 20, 20 @ 3:51 pm:

    ==My understanding is that former members of the legislature receive lifetime floor privliges unless they become a lobbyist. Would those still be extended to Rod, who served in the IL House from 1993-1997?
    ==

    Rod never showed up to the Capitol when he was in office. Why would he make the effort now?


  38. - Vote Quimby - Thursday, Feb 20, 20 @ 5:16 pm:

    Rich Hill for the win


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