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Tue Apr 7, 2020, 01:07 PM

Illinois Mayor Sends Police To Break Up Parties. They Found His Wife At One Of Them.

The mayor of a small city in Illinois warned citizens that he had ordered police to break up parties and issue citations to enforce the state’s stay-at-home orders that are meant to slow the coronavirus pandemic. But when the officers did so, they found his wife at one such gathering.

“These are very serious times and I’m begging you to please stay at home,” Alton Mayor Brant Walker said on Saturday. “Parents, please keep your kids at home, doing so is vital to our health.”

On Monday, Walker issued a statement on Facebook saying police had found his wife at a bar in the city that was operating in violation of Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s stay-at-home orders. Walker said he was embarrassed and apologized to his constituents.

“My wife is an adult capable of making her own decisions, and in this instance she exhibited a stunning lack of judgement [sic],” he wrote. She will face “the same consequences for her ill-advised decision as the other individuals” caught at the event, he added.

Walker did not provide the name of his wife nor was she identified in local news reports.

Police told the Alton Daily News that officers broke up a party at Hiram’s Tavern early Sunday. The owner was arrested on an outstanding warrant for domestic battery while others in attendance received citations for reckless conduct.

Alton is a city of some 26,000 people, located about 20 miles north of St. Louis, Missouri.

https://www.huffpost.com/entry/alton-illinois-mayor-wife-coronavirus-party_n_5e8bfed2c5b62459a92e0da5

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Reply Illinois Mayor Sends Police To Break Up Parties. They Found His Wife At One Of Them. (Original post)
edbermac Apr 2020 OP
Demovictory9 Apr 2020 #1
frazzled Apr 2020 #2
MineralMan Apr 2020 #3
3catwoman3 Apr 2020 #4
MineralMan Apr 2020 #7
WhiteTara Apr 2020 #5
lagomorph777 Apr 2020 #13
dalton99a Apr 2020 #6
MineralMan Apr 2020 #8
friendly_iconoclast Apr 2020 #12
Tanuki Apr 2020 #9
woodsprite Apr 2020 #10
ProfessorGAC Apr 2020 #11
SaintLouisBlues Apr 2020 #14
ProfessorGAC Apr 2020 #15

Response to edbermac (Original post)

Tue Apr 7, 2020, 01:11 PM

1. lol

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Response to edbermac (Original post)

Tue Apr 7, 2020, 01:12 PM

2. Jeez, it's not even legal for bars to be open in Illinois

Much less have people partying in them.

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Response to edbermac (Original post)

Tue Apr 7, 2020, 01:15 PM

3. I predict a few chilly nights for Mr. Mayor.

Yes, indeed.

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Response to MineralMan (Reply #3)

Tue Apr 7, 2020, 01:36 PM

4. I'm guessing that there have already...

...been some.

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Response to 3catwoman3 (Reply #4)

Tue Apr 7, 2020, 01:39 PM

7. Yes. While Mr. Mayor was working, apparently his wife

was playing. Not a good-sounding situation, is it? He should probably get tested for STIs, too, along with COVID-19.

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Response to MineralMan (Reply #3)

Tue Apr 7, 2020, 01:37 PM

5. For his sake, I hope it is at least

14 days. Separate bedrooms, until she has quarantined for the minimum number of days, is necessary to slow the spread. If I were that man, I might think of permanent separation since she shows no concern for the welfare of her family.

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Response to WhiteTara (Reply #5)

Tue Apr 7, 2020, 01:59 PM

13. They probably already have separate bedrooms.

I know how that is.

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Response to MineralMan (Reply #3)

Tue Apr 7, 2020, 01:38 PM

6. The happy couple:

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Response to dalton99a (Reply #6)

Tue Apr 7, 2020, 01:41 PM

8. He's leaning in. She seems to be leaning away.

And now she's hanging around in bars that are supposed to be closed? Hmm...

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Response to dalton99a (Reply #6)

Tue Apr 7, 2020, 01:59 PM

12. I've seen her haircut before:

 

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Response to edbermac (Original post)

Tue Apr 7, 2020, 01:46 PM

9. I wonder where he thought she was, at 1:00 a.m., during a stay-at-home

epidemic?

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Response to Tanuki (Reply #9)

Tue Apr 7, 2020, 01:52 PM

10. Maybe that's why he ordered the sweep at that time. nt

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Response to Tanuki (Reply #9)

Tue Apr 7, 2020, 01:56 PM

11. Alton Is Not Tiny

25-30k people. Guy is an independent so not likely a trumpet. He actually may be working long hours working with the state on CV19.
The county (Alton is about 10% of Madison County) has 50 cases & rising.
Just positing a possibility.

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Response to ProfessorGAC (Reply #11)

Tue Apr 7, 2020, 02:53 PM

14. And also part of Metropolitan St. Louis, with close to three million people, and thousands of C-19

cases.

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Response to SaintLouisBlues (Reply #14)

Tue Apr 7, 2020, 03:09 PM

15. Was Down There

A LONG time ago for a bowling tournament. Probably late 70s. I think we stayed in Collinsville, though because they had a Holidome, and it was winter. I know where we stayed, but not sure it was Collinsville.
I had technical contacts in StL at more than one customer. Visited several times, but that's driving distance for me.

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