A complaint filed with the EEOC by former Alsip treasurer Liz Gonzalez alleges that Mayor Pat Kitching sent her a number of inappropriate cards. (Chuck Berman, Chicago Tribune)
The former Alsip village treasurer has filed a civil rights complaint against Mayor Pat Kitching, claiming he fired her because she rebuffed romantic advances that included a series of flirtatiously inscribed cards he sent her on birthdays and holidays.
sent then-Treasurer Elizabeth Gonzalez more than a dozen cards, made repeated, unwanted requests for dates and attempted to kiss her
at a village function, according to a complaint Gonzalez filed in December with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
In July, after the Village Board
expanded Kitching's power to hire and fire employees, the mayor fired her
, the complaint states.
, who is married, declined comment, citing a possible lawsuit.
Dalzell, who retired as Alsip's chief of police after clashing with Kitching, said board members several months ago were given a report on an internal investigation conducted by the village attorney that found Gonzalez's claims were unsubstantiated.