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Former Joliet cop accused in beating found innocent

A Will County jury on Wednesday found a former Joliet police officer accused of beating a woman during an arrest not guilty on all counts. Thomas O’Connor, 37, was charged with aggravated battery after the February 2012 incident in which he punched Shantique Jackson more than 20 times while attempting to arrest her. The jury

Plainfield park commissioner on trial for alleged battery of political foe

A mysterious man dressed all in black and a Joliet firefighter allegedly engaged in a confrontation over political signs for a state Senate race on the eve of the Nov. 6 election. It boiled over, ending with a third man — Peter Steinys, a campaign worker who months later was elected to the Plainfield Park

Plainfield Park Commissioner Accused of Battery, Threats in Spat Over Campaign Signs

There was no resolution Tuesday in the battery trial of a Plainfield Park District commissioner accused of attacking a rival campaign worker in November. Joliet firefighter Michael Carlin maintains that Peter Steinys, 56, intentionally hit him with a car door, then attempted to strike him before grabbing him by both arms in a dispute over campaign signs.

Jury Picked For Trial of Chicago Man Charged in ’07 Plainfield Murder

The trial of a Chicago man jailed since October 2007 in connection with a Plainfield murder is set to start Thursday morning. Jury selection for Ricardo Gutierrez’s trial started and finished Wednesday. Gutierrez, 23, allegedly gunned down Javier Barrios, who was 18 when he was killed. Barrios, a Romeoville resident, was first shot by his ex-girlfriend, 24-year-old

Jury selection begins for man accused of 2007 Plainfield murder

Ricardo Gutierrez was 18 in 2007 when he was charged with murder for allegedly taking part in the fatal shooting of a Romeoville teenager in Plainfield. Jury selection began Wednesday in Gutierrez’s trial in Will County court. Javier Barrios, 18, was shot to death Oct. 28, 2007, behind a gas station near 135th Street and

Mom on Trial in Abuse Case

A Will County judge will decide whether a Mokena mom crossed the line when she beat her son with a belt last spring after he got in trouble at school. Physical punishment by parents isn’t illegal, prosecutors said, but the beating Korie M. Kellogg, 30, gave the 10-year-old son she had with former Chicago Bull

Preparation helps calm nerves

SPRINGFIELD — Jeffery J. Tomczak sat alone, steadily paging through a stack of documents. Portraits of former chief justices silently observed him running through notes and case history at a long table in the attorney’s room — just outside the Illinois Supreme Court chambers. Soon, the owner of the Law Offices of Jeff Tomczak in Joliet would step

Ex-wife of Former Bull Eddy Curry Charged with Battering Child

The ex-wife of former Chicago Bull Eddy Curry has been charged with aggravated battery of a child. Korie Kellogg, 30, of Mokena was charged with beating a child younger than 13 with a belt, authorities said. On Wednesday, Will County Judge Richard Schoenstedt granted her request to see her 10-year-old son with Curry based on