Tuesday, April 2, 2013
New Lenox School District 122 board member Kathy Miller filed a federal lawsuit against fellow board member Maureen Broderick, accusing her of violating her 1st and 14th amendment rights.
New Lenox School District 122 board member Kathy Miller filed a federal lawsuit against fellow board member Maureen Broderick. The suit alleges that Broderick violated Miller's First and 14th amendment rights. According to the Miller's attorney Mike Foley, the suit was filed on March 27 at the Dirksen Federal Building in Chicago. The lawsuit stems from the Jan. 11 election hearing regarding Miller's candidate petition. The 2-1 vote at that hearing temporarily removed Miller's name from the April 9 election ballot. Ultimately, Miller was placed back on the ballot. The notary error on the petition was determined on Jan. 28 to be insufficient to eliminate incumbent Miller from the New Lenox school board ballot, Will County Judge John Anderson…
Sunday, February 24, 2013
New Lenox school board member Maureen Broderick refused to resign, so Kathy Miller is moving the battle between the two to court.
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Sunday, February 24
Wednesday, February 20, 2013
New Lenox school board member Maureen Broderick refused to resign, so Miller initiated the process for a civil suit in the ongoing election-related battle.
Board members from New Lenox School District 122 Board of Education continued to do battle Wednesday night, and this time Maureen Broderick was up to bat. Broderick announced at the regular meeting that Kathy Miller had on Feb. 1 issued her an ultimatum—resign or face a lawsuit. The controversy stems from a Jan. 11 hearing, objecting to Miller's nomination petition. The notary error on the petition was determined on Jan. 28 to be insufficient to eliminate incumbent Kathy Miller from the New Lenox school board ballot, Will County Judge John Anderson ruled. Broderick was accused of orchestrating the objection to the petition in such a way that she could sit on the district's Election Board and vote in favor of invalidating Miller's petition…
Tuesday, February 19, 2013
Kathy Miller refuses to amend her state court complaint, but civil matters are another story.
The latest action in the New Lenox School District 122 April Election comes today with a legal request for records from Board Member Kathy Miller's attorney. The early January objection to Miller's petition sparked a firestorm that led to an outcry when she was temporarily kicked off the ballot and later put back by Will County Judge John Anderson. But today, Miller's attorney filed a Freedom of Information Act request for all documents and other recorded information, including personal cell phones and emails, related to the filing of objections to Miller's petition. Specifically, the request names Board Members Maureen Broderick and Sue Smith. The request also lists New Lenox's Nikki Sanders for her role in presenting the objection as her…
Wednesday, February 13, 2013
Todd Hyatt, a write-in candidate for the New Lenox School District 122 Board of Education, is hoping to contribute to the community.
New Lenox's Todd Hyatt is a write-in candidate for the New Lenox School District 122 Board of Education. Having thrown his hat in the ring on Feb. 6 with a declaration of intent as a write-in candidate, Hyatt brings the total number of candidates for the board to 10—eight for 4-year terms and two for 2-year terms. Hyatt is running for a 2-year term along with incumbent Kathy Miller. All together, there are five seats open on the board. The 47-year-old candidate said he's looking to contribute to the school district and the community. Making reference to the recent controversy about Miller's position on the ballot, he said he believes he can be a positive force. "I'm not looking to reinvent the wheel, but it seems like the wheel keeps …
Wednesday, February 6, 2013
Board Member Maureen Broderick's request Feb. 5 for an email sent to union members was the last straw.
In a lengthy statement read at the Feb. 6 New Lenox School District 122 Board of Education meeting, Katie Kollross, New Lenox Council President of AFT Local 604, asked the board to honor a request to meet with the Will County State's Attorney to discuss the possibility of filing an "unfair labor practices" claim against Board Member Maureen Broderick. Broderick made no comment about Kollross' statement. Kollross said Broderick's request Feb. 5 for an email communication between the Union President and AFT members was the second violation. "AFT Local 604 has advised me that member Broderick's requests of my emails as Union President to union members is interfering with union business and constitutes an Unfair Labor Practice under the …
Sunday, February 3, 2013
Story of the Week: Incumbent Kathy Miller was reinstated on the New Lenox school board ballot after she was kicked off in a 2-1 vote by fellow board members.
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Sunday, February 3
Monday, January 28, 2013
The notary error on the petition was determined to be insufficient to eliminate incumbent Kathy Miller from the New Lenox school board ballot, a Will County judge ruled.
Will County Judge John Anderson ruled Monday that Kathy Miller, New Lenox School District 122 board member, will be back on the April 2013 ballot. The judge found the petition to be sufficient to stand after a three-member panel of Miller's fellow board members voted 2-1 to kick her off the ballot. "It was not a fatal error," said Board President Nick DiSandro, who attended the hearing. Miller later issued a statement: "I am proud and honored to serve both the children and the taxpayers of this community as a School Board Member and I am ecstatic that I have the opportunity to ask that the voters allow me to do so for another term. Unfortunately, the events leading up to today's verdict were an attack meant to tarnish my reputation and …
Thursday, January 17, 2013
NLSD122 board members attacked the legitimacy of a Jan. 11 hearing that resulted in removing incumbent Kathy Miller from the April ballot.
Since New Lenox School District 122 Board incumbent, Kathleen Miller, was kicked off the April ballot by a 2-1 vote of the Electoral Board that found her petition faulty due to a notary error, tempers have flared. Seated Wednesday night before a packed room at the Haven Administration Center, Board President Nick DiSandro chastised the actions of Secretary Maureen Broderick for actions he deemed unprofessional. At a press conference Tuesday, he referred to her actions as "dirty" politics on a non-partisan board in an effort to remove Miller from the ballot. At the press conference, he revealed that he had asked the Will County State's Attorney's Office to look into the matter and notified the Illinois State Board of Education as well as …
Tuesday, January 15, 2013
New Lenox school board President Nick DiSandro said board member Maureen Broderick had a hand in filing the objection to incumbent Kathy Miller's petition for the April election.
New Lenox school board President Nick DiSandro said Monday that board member Maureen Broderick's involvement in objecting to fellow member Kathy Miller's election petition, then voting to kick Miller off the ballot, was politically motivated and embarrassing. In a press conference Monday afternoon at the District 122 administrative office, DiSandro said that on behalf of New Lenox School District 122 Board of Education that he has contacted the Will County State's Attorney's Office, the Will County Regional Superintendent's Office and the Illinois State Board of Education in regard to a matter he refers to as "dirty" on Broderick's part. "Kathy's right to due process was taken away from her," DiSandro said. "She didn't get a right to a …