June 23, 1986 |
Janice Hart, a follower of political extremist Lyndon LaRouche Jr. and Democratic candidate for Illinois secretary of state, was arrested today for failing to appear at a court hearing May 27. Cook County Circuit Judge Morris Topol issued the arrest warrant when Hart failed to appear before him last month on a disorderly conduct charge. Hart was arrested when she arrived at the courthouse today for a new court hearing.
May 18, 1986 |
A federal judge ruled Friday that Adlai Stevenson cannot run for governor as an independent, leaving Stevenson with the much more difficult task of launching a third-party bid. U.S. District Judge James B. Parsons upheld the constitutionality of a state law requiring that independent candidacies be filed by last December, which Stevenson did not do.
November 5, 1986
Republican Gov. James Thompson won a fourth term after a vitriolic rematch of his 1982 race against Democrat Adlai Stevenson III, who ran on a third-party ticket to dissociate himself from candidates backed by Lyndon H. LaRouche Jr. Thompson received 57% of the vote to Stevenson's 43%. Stevenson's uphill struggle began with the March primary when two LaRouche followers, in stunning upsets, won spots on the Democratic ticket.
May 28, 1986 |
A circuit judge issued an arrest warrant Tuesday for Janice Hart, a Lyndon H. LaRouche Jr. supporter who won the Democratic nomination for secretary of state, when she failed to appear in court for a hearing. Hart, 31, faces a misdemeanor charge of disorderly conduct stemming from her arrest in May, 1985, after she and a companion disrupted a lecture by Archbishop Rembert Weakland of Milwaukee by handing him a piece of raw liver. The charge carries a maximum fine of $500.