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Grafton Township man acquitted on battery charges after fight

Published: Friday, Jan. 10, 2014 12:03 a.m. CDT

WOODSTOCK – The husband of former Grafton Township Supervisor Linda Moore was acquitted Thursday of battery charges stemming from an altercation after a township meeting.

Moore’s battles with the trustees and other Grafton administration during her term were well documented, and often landed in the legal system.

The political infighting came to a head Oct. 14, 2010, when after a long board meeting, her husband, David Moore, began videotaping former trustee Gerald McMahon having a conversation with other Grafton administration, that Linda Moore believed was a violation of the Open Meetings Act.

David Moore and McMahon tussled, and when the dust settled, David Moore was charged with misdemeanor battery. In returning a not guilty verdict, McHenry County Judge Michael Feetterer acknowledged both sides offered different testimony about what happened that night, with each side pointing fingers.

“I’m not dealing with young punks, I’m dealing with adults, trusted people [who are] looked upon highly in the community, elected officials,” Feetterer said.“This is a situation where, I think, otherwise good people – public servants – for reasons of mutual animosity … weren’t their best on Oct. 14, 2010.”

Linda Moore eventually was ousted from office after a primary election loss last year. McMahon no longer serves as a Grafton Township trustee.

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