An Illinois State Police spokesperson confirms that the agency had contact with an Illinois lawmaker’s staff about the lawmaker’s loud music complaint… which led to the arrest of a downtown Springfield club DJ.
ISP spokesperson Monique Bond says there’s no indication that state Senator Antonio Munoz (MOO’-nyohs) contacted state police director Hiram Grau or anyone else in the agency while the incident was going on December 3rd. Springfield police records say the unidentified complainant told dispatchers that he had already complained to Grau as he demanded that city police put a stop to the loud music at Marley’s Pub. After several complaints from one person… apparently Munoz… Springfield police eventually arrested the club DJ on a disorderly conduct charge.
Bond says state police learned of the incident the next day, and that ISP legislative staffers communicated with Munoz’s staff about it. But she says the problem is a matter for the city, not state police. [So far, Munoz has not returned calls seeking comment.]