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Tuesday, March 2, 2021 7:45 PM

Kelly vows to restore St. Patrick's Day, Columbus Day in Chicago

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Tuesday, February 2, 2021 3:43 PM

KELLY: Chicago's second cancelation of St. Patrick's Day is an insult to Chicago's Irish community

CHICAGO (February 2, 2021) - William J. Kelly, who is planning to run for Chicago Mayor against Lori Lightfoot, says the City of Chicago's cancelation of St. Patrick's Day for a second year due to COVID-19 is unacceptable:
 
"Canceling the St. Patrick's Day parades on St. Brigid's Day is a slap in the face to Chicago's Irish community. I was brought home as a baby on St. Patrick's Day to my home in Beverly and never missed a St. Patrick's Day parade until last year's cancelation," says Kelly. "Gov. Pritzker and Mayor Lightfoot marched in numerous protest parades over the summer and did nothing to stop violent criminals, looters, and arsonists from destroying our city, and are now they canceling St. Patrick's Day for a second year?"
 
Kelly says he is organizing two alternative peaceful protest parades - one in Downtown Chicago and on Chicago's South Side - to honor St. Patrick's Day instead. "Historically, the Irish didn't march because politicians gave them permission; they marched despite politicians and that's what Chicago's Irish community will do in 2021."
 
The parade dates for the Downtown Chicago parade is March 13, 2021, and March 14, 2021, on Chicago's South Side.
 
Kelly is an outspoken critic of Governor Pritzker and Mayor Lightfoot and a former candidate for Chicago Mayor against Rahm Emanuel.
 
He is a native of Chicago's South Side and a current resident of Streeterville. For updates, please visit www.williamjkelly.org


Wednesday, January 20, 2021 8:35 PM

KELLY: Kinzinger's vile plan to kick Trump voters out of the GOP will fail

 
CHICAGO (January 20, 2020) - William J. Kelly, who has thrown his hat into the Illinois GOP party chairman’s race, says that there is no room in the GOP for haters like Rep. Adam Kinzinger:

"Illinois Republicans like Rep. Adam Kinzinger say they want to kick Trump voters out of the party," Kelly says. "As a lifelong Republican, I can say this is nothing new. The Illinois GOP establishment has always wanted to kick conservatives out of the party. When will they ever learn? Every time they've attempted to rid the party of its conservative base, they lose."

"Many people, including former Democrats, have told me they became Republicans in 2016 because of Donald Trump. These voters, who now have now been disenfranchised, want to start a third party," Kelly said. "These are the people the Illinois GOP must stand up for and represent. If the GOP wants to win any future elections, the Illinois Republican Party must rebuild and redeem itself and that's what I intend to do as GOP party chairman."
 
Kelly says it may be necessary to form a shadow Republican Party and run a slate of conservative candidates in the upcoming 2022 GOP primaries.
 
Kelly is an outspoken critic of Governor Pritzker and Mayor Lightfoot and a former candidate for Chicago Mayor against Rahm Emanuel. He is a native of Chicago's South Side and a current resident of Streeterville.


Monday, January 4, 2021 7:45 PM

KELLY: Why is Mayor Lightfoot Giving Out $40K Pandemic Pay Raises?

CHICAGO (January 4, 2021) - William J. Kelly, who has thrown his hat into the Illinois GOP party chairman’s race, is calling out Mayor Lori Lightfoot and the City of Chicago for giving CPS Chief Janice Jackson a $40K raise during a pandemic.
 
"The last Republican Mayor of Chicago was William "Big Bill" Hale Thompson in 1931," Kelly said, "Since then, Chicago has had decades of Democrat-rule and during that time, Chicagoans have had nothing but lies, corruption and death. To add insult to injury, now the City of Chicago is doling out $40K pandemic pay raises."
 
Kelly says that Jackson has presided over an era of rape and sexual abuse at Chicago Public Schools that has been swept under the rug. There have been at least 1,000 cases of abuse reported.
 
Kelly has called for a Department of Justice investigation into the rape and sexual abuse scandal at Chicago Public Schools to no avail. Both of Kelly's parents were Chicago Public School teachers and Kelly is also a graduate of Archbishop Quigley Preparatory Catholic Seminary.
 
Mayor Lightfoot's record on Chicago crime and mismanagement may be the worst in the city's history. In 2020, there were more than 3,000 shootings and homicides topped 700. 97.7% of perpetrators were black and yet Lightfoot blames police and systemic racism for Chicago's problems.
 
Kelly points out that all of Chicago's top officials are African American:
 
  • The Chicago Mayor is black
  • The Superintendent of police is black
  • The Cook County State's Attorney is black
  • The Chief Judge of Cook County Circuit Courts is black
  • The Illinois Attorney General is black
  • The Chicago Fire Department Commissioner is black
  • The Cook County Board President is black
  • The State Senate Majority leader is black
  • The Illinois Lieutenant Governor is black
  • The Illinois Secretary of State is black
  • The Clerk of the Circuit Court is black
  • The Chicago Treasurer is black
  • The Chicago Transit Authority President is black
  • The CEO of Chicago Public Schools is black and
  • The Commissioner of the Department of Water Management is black
  • 40% of the City Council belongs to the Black Caucus with an average pay of $122,304 plus $122,000 a year in expenses. Pension is 80% of the highest pay during tenure.
  • At the end of Chicago's 2019 fiscal year, the Chicago deficit was $832,200,000.
 
"At a time of crisis, Mayor Lightfoot has the hubris to award $40K pandemic raises to failed Chicago public officials. COVID-19 isn't what's killing Chicago, it's the Democrat Party under Mayor Lightfoot," Kelly said.
 
Kelly is an outspoken critic of Governor Pritzker and Mayor Lightfoot and a former candidate for Chicago Mayor against Rahm Emanuel. 
 
He is a native of Chicago's South Side and a current resident of Streeterville.
 
For updates, please visit www.williamjkelly.org


Thursday, December 31, 2020 12:03 PM

KELLY: 2021 is the Year Americans Take Their Country Back

Normally, I express how incredibly thankful I am and my optimism for the coming new year. But this year is very different.

In 2020, the most corrupt and incompetent politicians in the world used a virus with a 99.8% recovery rate to destroy our economy, our schools, churches, and freedom. They used this virus to turn a blind eye to looting, shooting, and murder. To transform the way we conduct local, state, and national elections. And now I hear these same politicians say that if we just "trust them" they will try and get us "back to normal." I am not interested in how they plan to get us back to normal. I am interested in taking our freedom back from these corrupt elites and I'm confident that if we all work together we can accomplish this.

Happy New Year and God Bless you!


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