Champaign to hold Emergency Meeting: Grant powers to ban sale of firearms, gasoline, liquor, take possession of private property –

Champaign, IL. (ECWd) –

The City of Champaign, IL. will hold an Emergency Meeting this morning to pass an Ordinance related to the “Emergency Created by the Impact of the COVID-19 Virus” – better known as the “Coronavirus” or the “Wuhan Virus.”

The City proposes to grant extraordinary powers to the Mayor, which include (starting on page 8 of the below pdf):

  • Violating parts of the Open Meetings Act
  • Ban sale of firearms and ammunition
  • Ban sale of any alcohol
  • Closing of all bars, taverns, liquor stores, etc
  • Ban sale or giving away of gasoline or other liquid flammable or combustible products in any container other than a gasoline tank permanently fixed to a motor vehicle
  • Direct the shutoff of power, water, gas, etc
  • Take possession of private property and obtain full title to same
  • Prohibit or restrict ingress and egress to and from the City

One thing noticeably absent? The Mayor will not have the power to prohibit the sale of marijuana…

Read the proposed Ordinance here or below:

CB 2020-022 An Ordinance Related to the Emergency Created by the Impact of the COVID-19 Virus

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  1. These jack**** once again have failed to do their homework. This is nothing new. This also happens to be Illinois state law. 20 ILCS 3305/7(9). Look it up. It’s an interesting read. But these clueless morons don’t have the guts to take on the state. When are the watchdogs going to grow up, and become a real news outlet?

    • 20 ILCS 3305/7(9) Only applies to the “Sec. 7. Emergency Powers of the Governor.”
      No need to apologize for your comment.

  2. This is a HUGE Trojan horse. Now that they’ve grabbed all this power, it remains in effect until the same people who imposed martial law decide to vote to repeal it – EVEN AFTER THE PANDEMIC IS OVER! Long after the virus is gone, if they want to move the climate change craziness forward, they could legally stop selling gasoline, or seize all non-electric cars. Have an electric car? They could force the electric company to give you free electricity to keep it charged. If they want to ban guns, they can. They can also confiscate them as well. Eventually, they’ll compensate you for what they stole, but I’m guessing they get to set the price. If Trump comes to give a rally and they don’t like it, they can arrest you for walking on the sidewalk if you try to attend. They may have used the pandemic pandemonium to get this through, but it can be used and reused for anything, virus related or not, and for as long as they deem they want to use it. Do you really trust the same people who pulled off this power grab to voluntarily give it up? Classic and sad example of the phrase, “I love my country, but fear my government”!

  3. So, yes, as is so perfectly, perfectly apt, the post-Christian West is committing suicide over… a deep chest cold. It was pointed out to me that Corona is NOT a type of influenza. It is what we have all called, up until now, “a cold”. That’s right. COVID-19 is a type of cold. For some, especially the over-80 and already co-morbid, it can develop into a nasty deep chest cold which can then progress into pneumonia. Just like all other colds. And, exactly like other colds, many people get it and never have any symptoms – their immune system controls it. And like all other colds, it is contagious. So, yes, as is so perfectly, perfectly apt, the post-Christian West is committing suicide over… a deep chest cold.
    Over 20,000 people have died in the United States so far this calendar year (since January 1) from H1N1 type influenza. Including 136 children. But… that doesn’t matter. That’s… DIFFERENT. Riiiiiight. Youbetcha. In the ARSH 2016-2017 flu season in Italy, 25,000 people died of influenza, which was above average, but not unheard-of. But… that was different.
    Viruses are contagious and “go around”. It is now being said that people are “asymptomatic carriers” for a MONTH BEFORE showing any symptoms of this type of cold. Therefore, if you leave the house you are literally Hitler killing old people. Um, do we see the irrationality of this?
    Do we see how this insanity leads to no one being able to leave their home EVER EVER AGAIN because there is no way to know if you are a walking vector of death to the elderly? Even if testing were available, between the time you take the test and the time the results come back, you could have picked up this cold virus. Are we seeing what is going on here?

    • Hubby and I are 65 and have weak lungs and live with my mom who is 89. We three are SO glad it is targeting us and not little ones. We’ve got our bags packed and ready for heaven. This COVID-19 thing is simply what we country people used to call “culling the herd.”

  4. What does the sale of firearms and ammunition have to do with a “State of Emergency” as related to the Covid19 virus, anyway? Sounds like an activist not allowing an “emergency” to go to waste. Hmm, I also wonder if they have an eight foot security “deer” fence (with barbed wire at the top) around their airport or government owned property – and if so – what use they might have planned? Did they seek input from 1-City Attorney 2-AG or State’s Attorney 3-Police Chief before they concocted all elements of that declaration?

  5. Thomas Dowling says: March 12, 2020 at 9:42 pm
    You NEVER want to consent to “martial law”, EVER! “Martial law” IS pure evil! IF Our government tries to control the movement of ALL Citizens, THEN “they” consider US subjects OR slaves. If Trump is the man I think he is, he would NOT try to do that to US. A quarantine on Our national borders from ALL other countries and NON- U.S. Citizens would Not be a violation on U.S.

  6. Interesting, one of the provisions is…

    “Prohibit or restrict ingress and egress to and from the City”.

    So the city of Champaign IL is now officially a “Concentration Camp”.

  7. The people holding this are complete idiots. Just making an excuse to steal from hard working Americans. This crap is going way to far for some made up virus. This virus will mysteriously vanish after the election!

  8. No one is concerned about their fake pandemic. This is the beast system rising that you are watching coming into power. The antiChrist needs this in place before he appears. It is all going down.

  9. D’fuq? So glad I left the state of my birth several years ago. Your Governator must have studied Adolph Hitler and thought there were some good ideas Hitler had back in the 30’s. I tried to read all the Wheras’s but there were so many. Does he really think the population will willingly go along with this BS? People of Illinois, BE STRONG and BE SAFE!

  10. How is it….the flu with an annual record of killing over 11,000 US citizens goes unnoticed and the Coronavirus, with less than 50 US deaths causes panic in our government officials the likes of which have never been seen?
    What is it about banning of fuel, firearms, liquor sales and seizing private property actually prevents the spread of the virus? Does the virus need these things to survive?

    The greatest threat to my country isn’t the Coronavirus, it isn’t China or Russia; it’s the US government. Officials that have been elected to serve with distinction, that don’t, that can’t read the constitution, that don’t believe in our country: or that don’t believe in the rights of her citizens.
    Crazy, radical, stuff intended to justify giving enormous power to a few. Where have we seen this before?

  11. I am not sure what use most of those powers have in an emergency. Sounds like they declared a “morality emergency” not a medical one.

  12. Who do you think you are? I don’t the general public think that YOU can run their lives better than they themselves can. I know I won’t conform to what you want me to be. Up yours!

  13. This will only continue until politicians and their enforcers are exterminated in numbers they cant replace. Boogaloo 2020

    • What right wing misguided propaganda are you talking about? The actual City Ordinance is at the bottom of the article.

      • Bad press is, in large part, reading letters p-t-m-u-c-a-r-t-o phoentically arranged in a journalistic news agency article all tune soon after the fact. Why boggle?

  14. what in the actual ****? And they claim Trump is a dictator!!! This libtard bastion is taking all if the citizen’s rights!!

  15. Council voted 9-0 to pass the ordinance. WAND carried a live stream of the meeting. WCIA started to, but then whisperings could be heard about “turn it off” and the stream cut out 10 minutes before the vote.

  16. With Champaign being home to a great university it is clear none of these people attended. If they did they should request a refund. How stupid can a group of idiots be? You people there should gote everyone of these
    assholes out of office.

  17. MEDICAL ALERT: The “COVID-19 Virus” has mutated!

    1. Fortunately it’s been confined to the City Hall of Champaign, IL.
    2. The symptoms: Severe panic attacks, frequent “Napoleonic Complex” outbreaks and dramatic drops in the victim’s IQ.
    3. The mutation’s new designation is “LOWIQ-1.0”

  18. Effective immediately, the mayor, Debora Failen, will be addressed as “Your Highness,” and all Her subjects will either bow, curtsy or kneel when She enters the room.

  19. Piggy-backing off the public health laws dating back to the tuberculosis era (Sangamon County created its county health department using old tuberculosis laws and structures), can a Home Rule City do this?

  20. Sorry Lefties, the US Constitution trumps your little kingdom power play. Do a “Nancy”
    and rip that worthless rag in two and save it for your outhouse visit.

  21. Many Issues, among them… banning sale of gasoline or other liquid flammable or combustible products in any container other than a gasoline tank permanently fixed to a motor vehicle… my backup generator uses gasoline or propane, which is more efficient. I can siphon gas from my vehicle but I can’t put propane in my gas tank to use in my generator. Also, directing shutoff of power, water, gas, etc… What kind of dictator are they creating?

  22. Clearly much more is going on here, under the surface and in a local setting, than is revealed in this plainly unconstitutional and illegal proclamation. Governor Pritzker would be well advised to have the Illinois Attorney General or his General Counsel immediately seek a writ of mandamus on the City of Champaign officials immediately. By doing so, he could do something good for his own (official) benefit and that of the good citizens of Illinois.

  23. This is way too much power to give to a local official.
    What the hell are they thinking.

  24. What grants them the authority to subvert the Illinois constitution and our constitutionally protected rights? Champaign is attempting to operate as though the state govt is subservient to city govt and is a unlawful Police state

  25. Champaign should not even be having a meeting now if they are so concerned about this pandemic they are using this as an excuse for control and Globalist to deny people to buy gas, and all the other restrictions; I have blasted this article all over Twitter and every news outlet and Donald J Trump!