March 10, 2016

Potential Abuse Of Power In IL-10 Democrat Primary

In what has shaped up to be an incredibly divisive Democratic primary in Illinois’ 10th Congressional District, questions of abuse of power at the highest levels now surround the race.

Only days before former Congressman Brad Schneider and Highland Park Mayor Nancy Rotering face off in their high stakes primary election, Schneider’s political call center in Highland Park was forced to close for allegedly violating the city code.

Rotering, who has been trailing Schneider in polling, was previously named in a lawsuit for using her status as a city official to interfere in a residential zoning case on behalf of a political ally. In the suit, a resident claimed the city and Rotering “violated his civil rights.”

Rotering’s ethical problems and potential abuse of power are clear reasons why she has failed to gain the trust of 10th District voters and is failing to gain traction in her Congressional bid, despite her hundreds of thousands of dollars in self-funding.