Updated at 4:38 a.m. May 9.
A local Democratic contender for a new Illinois House of Representatives seat is facing a domestic battery charge.
, 50, a Joliet accountant and candidate in the , was arrested Tuesday by Joliet police at her home in the 3100 block of Ingalls Avenue.
Police said the arrest stemmed from a dispute Manley had with her 21-year-old daughter. The younger woman reportedly told police she had lost her cell phone and was unable to let her mother know she would be home late.
When the 21-year-old did return to the apartment she shares with Manley at around 2 a.m. Tuesday, police said she was attacked by her mother, who “punched, kicked, knocked her to the ground, struck her in the face [and] hit her with a set of keys.”
The daughter fled the apartment and went to a Joliet police station, where officers observed visible injuries, including bruises, police said.
Police arrested Manley at her Ingalls Avenue apartment around 6:15 a.m. A man identified as Manley’s fiancé was also at the apartment, police said, but told officers he was asleep during the incident and witnessed nothing.
In a press release issued early Wednesday, Manley's campaign said the arrest was sparked by a dispute between Manley and her daughter, who arrived to the apartment "after curfew and intoxicated," adding an argument over the 21-year-old's behavior ensued.
“I am embarrassed for my family and friends and ask that you all respect our need for privacy," Manley said in the statement. "No family is perfect, and many parents have had to learn how to love their kids while not enabling inappropriate behavior. I continue to thank you for your thoughts and prayers in this difficult time.”
Manley, who ran uncontested in the March 20 primary, in the November election. Under new legislative maps approved last year, the 98th House District includes portions of Bolingbrook, Romeoville, Plainfield and Crest Hill.
Manley is also known as one-third of the WJOL Radio trio Lynne, Mary & Natalie.