By Attorney John W. Mauck -
Our law firm represented All Nations Church, which Elgin crushed and put out of business. Then we unsuccessfully defended a homeless shelter and Elgin put the men back on the street. So far, we are protecting TLC Pregnancy Services mobile ultrasound unit from Elgin’s attempt to shut it down.
On Wednesday, Elgin issued a statement announcing it was appealing the federal judge’s injunction prohibiting it from enforcing the ordinance which it had used to keep the mobile facility from operating at its preferred location. Although Elgin has not posted the statement publicly, press reports indicated that Elgin then also implied Mauck & Baker LLC were opportunistic attorneys motivated only by money.
If helping a small congregation, homeless Elgin residents and pregnant teenagers is evil then I guess I’m Darth Vader. However if Elgin residents care for the little people, they may want to consider whether Corporation Counsel Cogley reflects their values.