Proposed Oscar Swan 100 Foot Stealth Monopine Cell Phone Tower Subject of Federal Court Lawsuit Against the City of Geneva

According to a complaint filed on August 8, 2022, in the UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE NORTHERN DISTRICT OF ILLINOIS, TOWERNORTH DEVELOPMENT, LLC has asked the Court to issue “…an injunction…ordering the City [of Geneva] to approve the Application and requiring that Defendant immediately issue, pursuant to Federal law, all approvals, necessary permits and authorizations for TowerNorth to immediately install a 100-foot stealth monopine tower, and associated infrastructure at the Oscar Swan location.”

The concept of stealth is certainly not foreign in Geneva’s City Hall. The City Council entered a secret session on August 8, 2022, citing exemption 11 of the Illinois Open Meetings Act to discuss the above complaint.

(11) Litigation, when an action against, affecting or on behalf of the particular public body has been filed and is pending before a court or administrative tribunal, or when the public body finds that an action is probable or imminent, in which case the basis for the finding shall be recorded and entered into the minutes of the closed meeting.

Almost all court legal actions are public documents when filed. In the usual “Geneva Way” not a single alderman asked that Genevans be informed of the nature of the litigation. The author submitted a Freedom of Information Act request on August 12, 2022, for any “filed and is pending” action. On September 13, 2022, the complaint below was received.

The “Geneva Way” of continuous abuse of Illinois’ sunshine laws is a threat to the natural rights guaranteed to all Genevans in this constitutional republic mentioned in the Pledge of Allegiance.

A Francis Henry Grice Daguerreotype, ca1844, Proposed To Be Daniel Hamner Wells, A Nauvoo “Jack Mormon” in 1844. He joined the Church in 1846. Wells Was Third in Command of the Utah Mormon Militia in 1856 Under George Smith and Brigham Young.

The left image is Daniel Hamner Wells cropped from a portrait by C.R. Savage, Great Salt Lake City, ca1866, while Wells was the mayor. The right image is cropped from the unflipped ninth-plate miniature Daguerreotype #1345 by F.H. Grice, ca1844, and is proposed to be Daniel Humner Wells [Unidentified man, head-and-shoulders portrait] – color film copy transparency, pre-conservation | Library of Congress (loc.gov)

A Francis Henry Grice Daguerreotype, ca1844, Proposed to Be John Doyle Lee (1812-1877), a Controversial and Infamous Nauvoo Morman Poet Who Was Excommunicated and Then Executed by a Firing Squad

The center image is cropped from the Library of Congress quarter-plate Daguerreotype 1369 [Unidentified man and woman, half-length portrait, seated] | Library of Congress (loc.gov) and is flipped horizontally. The left image is from Brooks, J. John Doyle Lee: zealot, pioneer builder, scapegoat. Glendale, Calif., A. H. Clark Co., 1961. Frontis. and is not flipped. The right image is cropped from PBS – THE WEST – John Doyle Lee and is not flipped. The right photo is just before his execution in 1877 for his role in the Mountain Meadows Massacre of 1857. Ironically, LOC quarter-plate Daguerreotype 1368 [Unidentified man and woman, three-quarters length portrait, seated] | Library of Congress (loc.gov) is proposed to depict Joseph and Emma Smith.
The left image is proposed to be Agatha Ann Woolsey Lee, first wife of John Doyle Lee and is cropped from [Unidentified man and woman, half-length portrait, seated] | Library of Congress (loc.gov) and is not flipped. The right image, also not flipped, is Agatha Ann Woolsey Lee cropped from wlagatha1814_1866_1.jpg (536×900) (rootsweb.com); see also: Agatha Woolsey (1814-1866) (rootsweb.com).

She has gone to rest
The partner of my youth
Her spirit now is blest
With those that love the Truth
Before her spirit left its clay
She called her children near.
Then wisly unto them did say
Obey your Father dear
He’ll never councal you amiss
Through all your future lives
Then gave unto each one a kiss
Oh she’s a mother and a wife
J. D. LEE

9-MHS_2006_Poems-John-D-Lee.pdf (ensignpeakfoundation.org)

A Francis Henry Grice Half-Plate Daguerreotype proposed to be George Albert Smith and Bathsheba Wilson Bigler Smith, ca1844

The left image is cropped from a half-plate Daguerreotype #1383 found in the Library of Congress Grice Daguerreotype Collection. [Unidentified man and woman, full-length portrait, seated] | Library of Congress (loc.gov) The right image is cropped from the biography of George Albert Smith contained in George Albert Smith – Biography (josephsmithpapers.org)
The left image is Bathsheba Wilson Bigler Smith cropped from Bathsheba W. Smith – Bathsheba W. Smith – Wikipedia The right image is cropped from[Unidentified man and woman, full-length portrait, seated] | Library of Congress (loc.gov)

A Francis Henry Grice Daguerreotype Proposed to be George Q. Cannon, “The Morman Richelieu” ca1844

George Quayle Cannon (January 11, 1827 – April 12, 1901), here proposed to be the subject of the above Daguerreotype, was only seventeen years old in the summer of 1844. His father, George, made the plaster casts or “death masks” of the murdered Smith brothers’ faces. George, the father, died from heat stroke on August 19, 1844. George and Ann Cannon’s son, George Quayle Cannon, and his sister Ann Cannon, then lived with their aunt and uncle Lenora and John Taylor. See: An Image Proposed to be John Taylor, Third President of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, As Seen Through the Lens of Francis Henry Grice in ca1844. – Rod’s Ramblings and Ruminations (genevanotes.com) Also, see: Sedgwick Research’s Site for The George and Ann Quayle Cannon Family

Daguerreotype proposed to be of Lorenzo Snow at the Age of Thirty, Fifth President of LDS Church, Captured Through the Lens of Francis Henry Grice ca1844.

The left image is Lorenzo Snow at the age of thirty-eight. Lorenzo Snow – Wikipedia The right image is proposed to be Lorenzo Snow in the summer of 1844. [Unidentified young man, head-and-shoulders portrait, facing front] – digital file from original | Library of Congress (loc.gov)

A Francis Henry Grice Half-Plate Daguerreotype Proposed to Be William Wines Phelps, Member of the Morman Council of Fifty, Printer, and Scribe.

As a poor man’s substitute for provenance for the right image below, the author offers this excerpt from Wilford Woodward’s 1845 letter to Phelps: “I will Endeaver to attend to your spectacles when I can have an opportunity. Write occosionlly give my love to Cla[r]k, ^W & L^ Richards [&] the Twelve & all who inqure after me. Mrs. Woodruff wishes to be remembeed to you all.”

Letter to William Wines Phelps, 29 October 1845 [LE – 965] (wilfordwoodruffpapers.org)

An Image Proposed to be John Taylor, Third President of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, As Seen Through the Lens of Francis Henry Grice in ca1844.

The image on the right is cropped from the Grice Collection at the Library of Congress Daguerreotype #1382 (half-plate). [Unidentified man, half-length portrait, facing left] – color film copy transparency | Library of Congress (loc.gov) The image on the left is cropped from John Taylor seated in chair – John Taylor (Mormon) – Wikipedia.

A Francis Henry Grice Daguerreotype Proposed to be Francis Henry Grice

[Unidentified man with chin whiskers, half-length portrait, facing front, with arm resting on book] | Library of Congress (loc.gov) Only a few men in the Grice Collection of 27 men sport chain watch fobs: Augustus Conant and Francis Grice were among them. Ironically, it was the recognition of the identities of Augustus Conant and Betsey Kelsey by Jillian Pariseault that started the quest for the identities of the others. Did Augustus or Betsey trigger the shutter for the image above? Did Francis or Augustus borrow the fob from the other?

For the back story, please see: Francis Henry Grice’s Daguerrean Views – Rod’s Ramblings and Ruminations (genevanotes.com)