Friday, March 15, 2013
A young man allegedly attacked by a Will County Board member's son has filed a lawsuit claiming he was the victim of a hate crime.
A Joliet man allegedly whipped at the hands of a belt-wielding Will County Board member's son has filed a lawsuit claiming he was the victim of a hate crime. The suit names Alex Wilhelmi, the 21-year-old son of board member Steve Wilhelmi, D-Joliet, along with two of Alex Wilhelmi's friends—Manuel Borrego, 24, and Daniel Duffy, 23. Joliet resident Trey Travis, 20, filed the lawsuit this week at the Will County Courthouse. According to the suit, Travis was riding in a Saturn Vue with two other men on July 1 when Borrego turned his Pontiac Grand Prix into the path of their vehicle. Duffy and Wilhelmi were riding with Borrego, the suit said. Words were exchanged and Travis got out of the Saturn, the suit said. Alex Wilhelmi, Borrego and Duffy…
Friday, February 22, 2013
Only one Will County Board member voted against Shawn Walsh, who had been nominated by his father, Will County Executive Larry Walsh.
With only one dissenting vote, Shawn Walsh was selected to be Will County's new regional superintendent of schools. Walsh, who had been the assistant regional superintendent, was the only applicant for the job. He was nominated by his father, Will County Executive Larry Walsh, to succeed Jennifer Bertino-Tarrant, who was elected a state senator in November. The Will County Board concurred with Walsh's recommendation, with only board member Margo McDermed (R-Mokena) voting in opposition, according to a story in the Joliet Herald News. (Naperville board member Chuck Maher passed on voting.) “Just because you can do something, doesn’t mean you should do something,” McDermed told the newspaper. Shawn Walsh, of Elwood, said he will complete …
Thursday, November 29, 2012
A special prosecutor brought in to try Will County Board member Steve Wilhelmi's son for battery dropped the case but is still going after two pals of the young man. The fathers of these two men are not on the county board.
When Will County Board member Steve Wilhelmi's son was first arrested for allegedly whipping a man with his belt, he only faced charges of misdemeanor battery and mob action. Then the mob action charge went away, and now he's charged with nothing. A special prosecutor called in to try Wilhelmi's 21-year-old son, Alex Wilhelmi of 1108 Taylor St., Joliet, dropped the case Thursday morning. But David Neal of the Special Prosecution Unit of the State’s Attorneys Appellate Prosecutor's office is still going after the two men arrested along with Alex Wilhelmi on July 1. Daniel Duffy, 23, of 503 Wilcox St. faces a charge of battery and Manuel Borrego, 24, of 319 Hunter Ave. is up for both battery and drunken driving. Duffy and Borrego do not have…
Sunday, September 16, 2012
Will County resident has created a site where county meetings and others can viewed by computer.
Dear Editor; I have created a YouTube site on which viewers can watch videos from Will County meetings at their leisure: http://www.youtube.com/user/wcvideos1 Among the meetings being taped are the Will County Board and committee meetings, Planning and Zoning Comission, Land Use Committee, Northern Will County Water Agency and the Lockport Township Fire District Board of Trustees. Grant Spooner Lockport
Monday, July 2, 2012
Three Joliet men, including the son of Will County Board member Steve Wilhelmi, allegedly menaced the occupants of another car and whipped one young man with a belt.
A carload of Joliet men—including the son of Will County Board member Steve Wilhelmi—menaced the occupants of another vehicle, chasing them around the west side and ultimately whipping one with a belt before a bystander blocked them in and the cops showed up, police said. The three men—23-year-old Manuel Borrego of 319 Hunter Ave., Daniel Duffy, 22, of 479 Mason Ave., and 21-year-old Alex Wilhelmi of 1108 Taylor St.—were captured near the corner of Kenilworth and Dellmar avenues about 10:30 p.m. Sunday and taken to the Will County jail. Alex Wilhelmi is the son of Steve Wilhelmi. Borrego was behind the wheel of a Pontiac and cut off a Saturn carrying four young men, police said. Words were exchanged and someone in Borrego's car threw a 44-…
Sunday, June 24, 2012
Board says the Illinois Pollution Control Board is wrong to not monitor quarries that accept debris because it could pose a safety hazard to local drinking water.
The Will County Board issued this press release June 22: The Will County Board June 22 called on the Illinois Pollution Control Board to reverse its recent decision and require groundwater monitoring at dozens of quarries that accept demolition debris. Quarries have depths close to the water table, posing risks to local drinking water. “The Pollution Control Board’s decision puts our citizens and our environment at great risk,” said Chairman Jim Moustis. “Therefore, I am calling on them to reconsider the risks to our groundwater and the health of our residents. Strong safeguards are absolutely necessary before millions of tons of potentially toxic debris are dumped into our quarries. We are prepared to protect our citizens with …
Tuesday, December 6, 2011
Filing deadline was Dec. 5.
Updated at 1:54 a.m. Dec. 6 Filing ended Monday for candidates seeking Will County offices and Will County board seats in the March 20, 2012 primary. A reapportionment plan approved by the existing board in June divides Will County into 13 two-member districts and shifts most of Romeoville into a new District 3, with a small portion of the village in a new District 13. Filing began at 8:30 a.m. Monday, Nov. 28, and ended at 5 p.m. Monday, Dec. 5. Early bird candidates who submitted their petitions as filing opened will be included in a simultaneous filing lottery on Dec. 7 to determine their positions on the ballot. The following candidates will be on the ballot. Incumbent candidates are indicated with an asterisk. District 1 Republican …
Friday, August 19, 2011
Clerk says fewer polling places, larger precincts will lower the cost of elections.
Some Will County voters will get new polling places come election season, thanks to a unanimous county board vote that eliminates 142 precincts as part of a plan to save money. Approved Thursday, the new precinct map slices Will County into 303 precincts, compared with the old 445-precinct map. Will County Clerk Nancy Schultz Voots said she proposed the new map in a bid to save money on elections and make the size of precincts more consistent throughout the county. “There were some precincts in the Joliet area that maybe had 400 or 500 registered voters,” she said Thursday. “My goal is to make it consistent throughout the county.” Now each precinct could have more than 1,200 voters. Voots estimates that the plan could save up to $200,000 …
Tuesday, June 21, 2011
Romeoville will be part of a new District 3 and new District 13.
New district boundaries will mean one less Will County Board member. The current board voted last week to approve a consensus plan that divides the county into 13 two-member districts, a switch from the existing 9 districts with three members each. Each of the new districts will represent roughly 52,000 residents. Under the new boundaries, most of Romeoville, or about 30,000 residents, will fall into the new District 3, along with sections of Woodridge, Lemont and Bolingbrook. The remainder of the village, about 10,000 residents, will be part of the new District 13, which also includes portions of Lakewood Falls subdivision located in unincorporated Will County, Carillon, Grand Haven and portions of Joliet, Crest Hill and Plainfield. The …
Wednesday, June 15, 2011
Every week, Romeoville Patch will list upcoming government meetings.
Each Wednesday, Romeoville Patch will post a list of upcoming public meetings to help you stay in the loop with local government. Perhaps you'd like to give local leaders a call about an issue before the meeting — or attend yourself to see what they have to say. Agenda and other information on village meetings can be found online here, while Valley View School District meeting documents are available online here. Information about Will County government meetings can be found here. Village Board Meeting When: 6 p.m. Where: Village Hall, 1050 W. Romeo Road On the agenda Will County Board Republic Caucus Meeting When: 8:35 a.m. Where: Will County Board Committee Room, 302 N. Chicago St., Joliet Will County Board Democratic Caucus Meeting When…