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Highland Park Racks Up Legal Bills in Gun Lawsuit

The city spent $90,000 in the first three months of the year.

Highland Park spent $90,000 from January to March on legal fees to defend itself against a challenge to its assault weapons ban filed by a resident who says the ordinance infringes on his second amendment rights, according to an article in the Highland Park News.

Arie Friedman of Highland Park and the Illinois State Rifle Association are asking the court to declare Highland Park’s assault weapons ban unconstitutional. Friedman, a former state senate candidate, wants to keep his guns that are banned under the law passed in June.

The Highland Park News reports that city documents show that it spent $89,887 on the case. On April 1, another firm, which is representing the city pro bono, took over.

You can read the full article here.

 

Dan Cox May 20, 2014 at 04:47 PM
The phone number for Highland Park Mayor Nancy Rotering is officially... 1-847-926-1009 Anyone wishing to speak to the person responsible for spending your Tax Dollars in a boondoggle or willing to leave a message of your dissatisfaction...is welcome to call.
AK May 20, 2014 at 07:57 PM
But such stupid act would never happen in Highland Park especially with the gun ban. Right? But something worse may happen. I was wondering how easily Jews gave themselves up last time. I have no questions these days. Old farts and commies tell us what is the right thing to do and everyone should feel safe. http://highlandpark.patch.com/groups/police-and-fire/p/man-makes-heil-hitler-sign-in-front-of-holocaust-museum-highlandpark
RRR May 21, 2014 at 03:39 PM
I just don't understand why Dan Cox is so embroiled in the business and life of Highland Park when he lives in Round Lake and broadcasts PROUDLY how much he hates people who live here. He loves to say how stupid people in HP are, which is why I hope no one supports his Plumbing business. Still waiting on your concealed carry permit Dan?
Running55 May 22, 2014 at 10:17 AM
RRR - it's the same reason some people trash on successful people. It's just plain envy. Round Lake has lots of issues and below average schools and I'm sure he could be every involved in making his community better but he would rather spend his energy on blasting a community he doesn't live in.

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