As posted earlier, the State is seeking to stop Parker's name from being on the ballot for school board. It also seeks to stop Parker from campaigning for or taking the office of School Board and fines him $1000, plus court costs for claiming that he is "legally qualified" to hold the seat.
In an earlier press release Parker raised issues as to how/why the State's Attorney chooses his battles, implying that this is a personal vendetta that Kevin Lyons is waging. Parker also points to recent infractions by Mayor Ardis and others that have not been as closely scrutinized by the State's Attorney office.
Related article: Ardis may have broken law
State's Attorney Kevin Lyons
“Impunity is a factor in charging. These attempts to use your position for your personal thrust is very appealing, it’s very inviting, but wrong is wrong. “You’re elected to a position and it’s not enough to use your own personal persuasion, your own personal strength, you want to use the office that apparently you think you now own. The public owns it.”
talking about Mayor Jim Ardis
October 20, 2010