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May 29, 2024

Owen Costanza; Lost Election And Appeals Loser Lawsuit – Admits It’s All True –

By John Kraft & Kirk Allen

On August 24, 2023

Poplar Grove, Ill. (ECWd) –

We previously published numerous articles referencing Owen Costanza, the former President of the Village of Poplar Grove, Illinois.

Since he lost the last election, he sued several people for defamation and other things and lost in court after admitting everything they said about him was true or substantially and objectively true.

Then, several months ago, he appealed his loss to the appellate court wanting to reverse the circuit court’s dismissal, this time claiming the true statements were inadmissible because they were in reference to old instances and shouldn’t have been used against him in court or in advertisements during the election, but they are still true statements.

Funny facts on Costanza’s lawsuit – you can’t make this stuff up:

  1. Original filing= Claims all of the statements were false
  2. In court = Admits all of the statements were true
  3. In court = Tries and fails to rely on the characterization of the statements
  4. Appeal = Claims it’s inadmissible because it’s old but it’s still true
  5. As late as the date this article is published, he still masquerades as President of the Village of Poplar Grove on Facebook and that account is still active

Costanza’s appeal:  Brief and Transcripts

Defendant’s Response.

Other information worthy of reading for more information on this issue (Circuit Court’s Order and Transcripts from Nov 2022)



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  • Mike Gorman
    Posted at 17:53h, 24 August Reply

    This saga sounds like a Seinfeld episode. Are you sure this character’s name isn’t George Costanza?

    Posted at 19:00h, 24 August Reply

    He lost the election for Village President but he was top vote getter for Village Trustee 4/2023. Clueless voters maybe?

  • Owen
    Posted at 21:07h, 24 August Reply

    This guy preys on peple

    • Droopy: Master Sergeant
      Posted at 10:25h, 26 August Reply

      Sadly, too many in local politics prey on taxpayers and their willingness to blindly follow. Rita Crundwell should have taught every local government in Illinois a lesson. Change starts at the local level. Get the self serving thieves out.

  • Loser
    Posted at 21:54h, 05 September Reply

    What a total despot. Creepie creep. He probably is an adult child

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