Former Winnebago County GOP Chairman faces civil suit as he awaits criminal trial

Published: Jan. 25, 2023 at 9:44 PM CST
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ROCKFORD, Ill. (WIFR) - As former Winnebago County Republican Party Chairman Eli Nicolosi awaits trial on aggravated battery and home invasion charges, his wife’s boyfriend files a civil suit Wednesday afternoon against Nicolosi regarding the same alleged event.

Stoliker accuses Nicolosi of violating an order of protection against his estranged wife in October; by entering the couple’s home, jumping on the bed where Nicolosi’s wife and Stoliker were sleeping, and repeatedly hitting Stoliker in the head and ear.

According to court documents, Stoliker suffered a ripped ear lobe, a black eye and a bite to the stomach.

Stoliker is seeking at least $50,000 in damages. Nicolosi pleaded not guilty to the criminal charges in November. A case management conference on the civil suit is set for April 26.