Four years have passed since Jessica Mahon supposedly hurt herself while crashing her sled into a sign at the bottom of the hill.
A year after the accident, her parents sued the , claiming the town is responsible for Jessica's injuries.
The case remains unresolved in the three-plus years since Jessica's parents, Jon and Kristy Mahon of Plainfield, filed their lawsuit in Will County court. And the matter was back in court again last week, where it was set over for another month and a half.
The Shorewood town attorney handling the case, Kevin Yusman, has failed to return calls for comment. Yusman also failed to answer questions left on his voice mail, particularly why the case has dragged on so long, whether Shorewood has any responsibility to ensure the safety of the public, and his feelings on the injured girl and her family.
The Mahons are seeking $50,000 from Shorewood, plus the cost of their legal expenses.
In their lawsuit, the Mahons allege that Jessica sustained "serious personal and pecuniary injuries" in the January 2008 sledding mishap. The lawsuit does not detail the girl's injuries or provide her age. She is described as a "minor child."
Shorewood slapped back at the Mahons in May, filing a counterclaim alleging negligence on the part of Jessica's mother.
The counterclaim accuses Kristy Mahon of failing to properly supervise her daughter and of failing to exercise reasonable care and control over the girl.