Thursday, December 27, 2012
Retired White Sox player Carlton Fisk agreed to Will County's terms.
Retired White Sox catcher Carlton Fisk pleaded guilty to misdemeanor DUI on Thursday in Will County Court in Joliet. The SunTimes Media reported the story. Arrested on Oct. 22 by New Lenox police and charged with DUI, the SunTimes Media said 64-year-old Fisk pleaded guilt to one year of court supervision. He will also pay $1,250 in court costs DUI, 64-year-old Fisk pleaded guilty to one year of court supervision. He will also pay $1,250 in court costs. Represented in court by former Will County Circuit Judge Stephen White, who is on the board of education for Lincoln-Way High School District 210, Fisk was also ordered to complete an alcohol abuse program. According to the SunTimes Media, part of that program demands that he meet with …
Saturday, November 3, 2012
Also, a judge won't reconsider Dawn Hamill's sentence for her conviction connected to a 2011 raid of her Dazzle's Painted Pastures Animal Rescue and Sanctuary. Prosecutors also dropped other charges related to the raid.
James West, 26, pleaded guilty to one count of felony possession of child pornography and was sentenced to six years in prison, a Cook County State's Attorney's Office spokesman said. West's girlfriend Lauren Papiez of Oak Lawn was also charged but pleaded guilty to a lesser charge and was sentenced to probation in August. Police say the pair sent sexually explicit photos and text messages to the high school student. They were arrested in September 2011 and charged with one count each of indecent solicitation of a child. West was taken into custody at the Oak Lawn Community High School’s fall carnival, where he was operating rides for Spectacular Midway Amusement. Patch rounds up the Southland's major criminal and civil cases being heard …
Thursday, August 9, 2012
The newly-formed Will County Republican Women's Club is hosting a fundraiser Aug. 14 in Bolingbrook.
Having participated in local Republican organizations over the years, including at the township level, New Lenox resident Patty Deiters came to the conclusion that a separate organization for women and in support of female candidates would be an asset. In April, she began researching organizations and their bylaws and discovered that the Will County Republican Women's Club would be effective particularly if it aligned itself as a chapter of the Illinois Federation of Republican Women . Consequently, she said, the Will County group is also affiliated with the National Federation of Republican Women. The women-specific group has the opportunity to focus on women in government. However, that doesn't mean that men in the party are not welcome …
Friday, February 17, 2012
Brandon Bergthold, of Frankfort Township, faces 12 to 40 years in prison if convicted.
A Frankfort man accused of going online to arrange sex and meet a father willing to prostitute 6- and 11-year-old girls at a New Lenox motel pleaded not guilty Friday. Brandon J. Bergthold, 25, of the 7700 block of North Avenue, was indicted on two counts of indecent solicitation of a child and two counts of traveling to meet a minor—charges, according to police, stemming from a two-month investigation started by the Cook County Sheriff's Child Exploitation Unit. The indictment states that Bergthold made contact through the Internet with "Paul Pedorski"—the name used by an undercover detective—and solicited sex with the fictitious father’s 6-year-old daughter and 11-year-old cousin. READ: Frankfort Twp. Man Tried to Buy Sex With Child On …
Monday, January 30, 2012
The decision is being heralded for its transparency, but will it come at a cost to individual rights?
The Illinois Supreme Court has given the state’s circuit courts the right to allow filming during trial proceedings. With the permission of judges within Cook and Will counties, Southland news media sources would be able to bring television and still cameras into courtrooms to shoot certain criminal cases. By issuing a few ground rules off the bat, the high court has resolved a few of the immediate issues pitting transparency against the rights of individuals. After an interview with Illinois Supreme Court Chief Justice Thomas Kilbride, Illinois Statehouse News notes: Illinois had been only one of 14 states that did not allow cameras to record criminal trials. The high court’s decision is being considered as part of a pilot program and …
Tuesday, November 29, 2011
Michael J. Angel failed to appear for follow-up court hearings after pleading guilty, court records show.
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Tuesday, November 29, 2011
A warrant has been issued for a former Lincoln-Way High School District 210 employee accused of trespassing on school grounds after being fired. Michael J. Angel, 42, of Frankfort, who was charged last spring with two counts of criminal trespassing on property at Lincoln-Way Central and Lincoln-Way East high schools, failed to appear in court twice, according to Will County court records. READ: Former Lincoln-Way Employee Charged With Trespassing at Schools On Aug. 16 Angel changed his initial plea to guilty, receiving one-year supervision, fines of $600 and permission to coach youth football on school grounds on certain weekdays in the fall, court records show. However, state prosecutors scheduled another hearing on Aug. 30 to ask that …