Monday, November 19, 2012
The county and a private nursing company were also named in the suit filed by the attorney for an unidentified man with HIV.
A nurse working at the county jail told an inmate's brother he has HIV, causing him "great humiliation and mental anguish," according to a lawsuit filed in Will County court on Friday. The HIV-infected inmate's name was withheld in the lawsuit. The man's attorney, William R. Cassian, filed a petition to "proceed under (a) fictitious name" on the grounds that the suit "involves very private information that is so sensitive" it is protected by the state's HIV Disclosure Act. The petition says the man is older than 18 and lives in DuPage County. The lawsuit alleges the unidentified man was "confined in the detention center" on Nov. 18, 2011. According to jail records, of the 24 men locked up in the Will County Adult Detention Center on Nov. …
Thursday, June 28, 2012
The sister and brother-in-law of Drew Peterson's slain third wife are upset over the perceived preferential treatment the accused killer gets from county personnel.
Drew Peterson might be a lonely guy while he's locked away by himself in the county jail, but he has plenty of people to talk to every time he goes to court. And the family of the disgraced ex-cop's slain third wife isn't happy about that at all. "He's getting preferential treatment," said Mitch Doman, the brother-in-law of Peterson's third wife, Kathleen Savio. Prosecutors say Peterson drowned Savio in March 2004 and staged her death scene to make it look like she perished in a freak bathtub accident. He wasn't charged with her murder until May 2009, and is still awaiting trial. During Peterson's numerous court appearances in the past three years, Savio's sister, Sue Doman and her husband Mitch have taken offense to the companionable way …
Tuesday, March 27, 2012
The live-in lover of the man charged with murder in Will County claimed he was haunted by a crazed, drug-induced hallucination just before the killing.
Nine days before Michael Eberle allegedly beat a man to death after breaking into his place of work, the woman he lived with leveled accusations of drug-induced delirium in a petition to keep him out of their home. "Michael has a history of substance abuse. Currently I believe he is abusing bath salts that are making him irrational, paranoid and delusional," wrote Karen Trajkovich in a March 16 petition for an order of protection in Kendall County Court. Trajkovich and Eberle, who was charged Monday in Will County Court with murdering Patrick Shaughnessy, have a 14-year-old daughter together. The night before Trajkovich sought the order of protection, she claimed he "tore apart my entire garage because he thought everything was burning. He…
Monday, March 26, 2012
The homeless man charged with murdering the employee of a funeral vault manufacturing company during a botched break-in was sent back to jail on a $5 million bond.
The homeless man apprehended Sunday and charged with the murder of a 69-year-old funeral vault company employee was sent back to jail with a $5 million bond Monday afternoon. Michael Eberle, a 42-year-old "drifter" was captured while hiding in the weeds near Knauer Industries on the Interstate 55 frontage road outside Shorewood, police said. Will County sheriff's deputies tracked Eberle down soon after he viciously beat to death 69-year-old Patrick Shaughnessy, a long-time Knauer employee, police said. Eberle allegedly killed Knauer to cap off a Sunday morning crime spree that included attempting to break into a house in Shorewood's Saddlebrook Estates subdivision and stealing a pickup truck from a Troy Township farm. Eberle rammed the …
Sunday, March 25, 2012
A drifter linked to the beating death of a funeral supply company employee remains in custody and is expected to be charged.
The drifter questioned in connection with the beating death of a funeral supply company employee near Shorewood remains in custody and will likely face a murder charge by Monday at the latest. "I know we're talking to the state's attorney's office," said Will County Sheriff's Deputy Chief Ken Kaupas. "We have plenty of information. I'm confident it will substantiate a murder charge." The 42-year-old suspect was captured hiding in the weeds near Knauer Industries on the northeast frontage road of Interstate 55. The unidentified man beat to death James Shaughnessy, a 69-year-old Knauer Industries employee about 9 a.m., Kaupas said. He then scuffled with another employee who had just shown up for work as the suspect was making his getaway. …
The Will County Sheriff's Department is investigating a homicide in Troy Township, according to the Chicago Tribune.
The Will County Sheriff's Department captured and questioned a man in connection with a Sunday beating death outside Shorewood, reported the Chicago Tribune. "Dead is a 69-year-old man who is believed to have been a longtime employee at Knauer’s Wilbert Vault, Inc., 19515 North East Frontage Rd., in Will County near Shorewood, said Will County Sheriff's Deputy Chief Ken Kaupas," the Tribune story said. "The victim, who has not yet been identified, died in the business after police were called just before 9 a.m. following a report of a fight in progress, Kaupas said." Prior to the killing in Troy Township, the man in custody attempted to break into a garage Saddlebrook Estates subdivision, the story said. The man reportedly fled after a …
Monday, March 12, 2012
The county cops had some Shorewood stuff going on too.
Sheriff's deputies ticketed a Shorewood man driving around on Joliet's east side, police said. Rodolfo Magdaleno, 20, of 21144 S. Meadowview Lane was pulled over near the intersection of East Benton and Collins streets and cited for allegedly driving with a suspended license and without brake lights. The county cops caught a Plainfield woman speeding in Shorewood, police said. Vineela Karumudi, 35, female, of 12830 S. Skyline Drive was pulled over near the intersection of Cottage Street and West Seil Road and took tickets for allegedly speeding and driving with a suspended license.
Wednesday, February 29, 2012
A Shorewood man was arrested following a confrontation with the police.
A Shorewood man arrested last year for allegedly fighting with sheriff's deputies — and stabbing one in the shoe — again tangled with the county cops, police said. Michael Scott Carey, 47, of 24460 Woodridge Way "assaulted" a deputy and — after he was subdued and restrained — kicked out the back window of a squad car, according to a statement released by the sheriff's department. Deputies had headed to Carey's home about 8:45 p.m. after a couple 911 hangup calls came from the residence, police said. When the deputies got there, "victims stated that Carey had been drinking and was very agitated," police said. "Victims stated that prior to calling 911 they had been inside a vehicle heading back home when Carey began kicking the back of the …
Monday, February 27, 2012
Friends, family and supporters of John Spira sent up hundreds of balloons during a ceremony to honor the missing St. Charles man.
The hundreds of red balloons sent skyward by the friends and family of John Spira read "Justice For John." But the missing man's sister said they held another message for those that might have seen them floating above Winnetka Saturday afternoon. "Those who did this can't rest easy. We're coming after you," said Stephanie McNeil, Spira's sister and the organizer of the event outside New Trier West High School, from which both she and her brother graduated. "We're coming after you and John will have justice," McNeil said before she and dozens of relatives and friends released balloons into the air. The event recognized the fifth anniversary of Spira's disappearance. The St. Charles resident was 45 when he vanished without a trace. He was …
Saturday, December 17, 2011
The Will County Sheriff's Department has a couple traffic enforcement operations in store, and they both have catchy names.
The Will County Sheriff's Office announced plans for two new traffic enforcement initiatives. And they both rhyme! Get ready for "Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over" and "Click It or Ticket," coming soon to a traffic checkpoint near you. "Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over" focuses on impaired driving and "Click It or Ticket" takes aim at late-night safety belt enforcement. Both programs will be in effect over the holidays. The sheriff's department also shared some driving safety tips. Here they are: