Tuesday, April 23, 2013
Member Debbie Kedzior gets hot over "No" votes by Members Broderick and Smith when it comes to paying legal obligations associated with January's challenge to re-elected Member Kathy Miller.
Board Member Debbie Kedzior lost her bid for re-election to the New Lenox School District 122 Board of Education, but she's using her time left to make a point. She is more than unhappy that the district will be paying $8,941.10 as a result of what a Will County Court later ruled as an invalid challenge in January to the nominating petition for re-elected Member Kathy Miller. At the April 17 board meeting, Kedzior asked to separate bills payable as they relate to governance. She spotlighted legal bills associated with the Electoral Board hearing in regard to Miller's petition. She took umbrage for the $8,941.10 attorney's fees associated with the hearing. She also objected to over $2,000 worth of telephone-related advice from …
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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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…
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 …
Board members Maureen Broderick and Sue Smith were the only ones who went to the New Lenox School District Office to view petitions.
An anonymous tip led to New Lenox School District 122 board member Kathy Miller's removal from the ballot in the April election. What's interesting is the fact that the person who filed the objection, Nikki Sanders of New Lenox, never actually went into the District Office to view the petition. Sanders said that on Jan. 2, while she was away from home, someone had put a copy of page four of the document in her mailbox. That's all it was, she said. The single page was not in an envelope. It was stuck in the mailbox. The first thing she did was to contact individuals on th school board to discuss the document with her. Sanders said she speciffically placed calls to board members Maureen Broderick and Sue Smith. They said they could not …
D122 Board Member Kathy Miller's ouster from the ballot due to a notary issue cries out for clarification.
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Monday, January 14, 2013
Kathy Miller, D122 board member, lost her place on the April ballot.
Since the ouster of New Lenox School District 122 member Kathy Miller from the ballot on Jan. 11, allegations of personal and political attacks among board members have bubbled to the top. There's a steamy history between board members that dates back almost four years. The latest point of contention was the 2-1 vote to invalidate Miller's nominating petition, the three members of the Electoral Board of New Lenox School District 122 declared Miller's potion to be invalid due to a notary error. Broderick, who has been a notary public for 20 years, insisted that her vote was not personally or politically motivated. With a copy of the Illinois Board of Education guidelines and notary association paperwork that specifies the rules for …