Wednesday, February 13, 2013
Will County State's Attorney James Glasgow is trying to derail a plan by convicted wife-killer Drew Peterson's lawyers to put him on the witness stand.
The man who won the Drew Peterson case wants no part of taking the witness stand at a hearing next week to decide whether the convicted wife-killer should get a new murder trial. Will County State's Attorney James Glasgow filed court papers asking Judge Edward Burmila to bar Peterson's lawyers from calling him as a witness. The motion says Peterson's lawyers revealed their plans to call Glasgow as a witness nearly two weeks ago, but that the state's attorney should not have to testify. "A prosecutor, judge or news reporter is a 'special witness,'" the motion says. And if Peterson's lawyers want to get any of those kind of people on the stand, they must disclose what the witness is expected to say, why the testimony would be relevant, and …
Wednesday, January 23, 2013
The Taylor Babec Community Blood Drive is set for Jan. 30.
The following was provided by the Will County State's Attorney's office. The author, Charles B. Pelkie, is the office's director of public affairs. Will County State’s Attorney James Glasgow is pleased to announce that his office once again is partnering with Heartland Blood Centers and Joliet mom Jennifer Babec to host a blood drive in downtown Joliet. The next Taylor Babec Community Blood Drive will be from 7 a.m. until 1 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 30 at the Will County State's Attorney's Office, 121 N. Chicago Street, across the street from the historic Rialto Square Theatre. Anyone who works in or visits downtown Joliet is encouraged to take 30 minutes to donate blood on Jan. 30. Appointments can be made by calling Jennifer Babec at 815-…
Tuesday, November 6, 2012
Will County State's Attorney James Glasgow has secured a fifth term in office.
In a year of victories, Will County State's Attorney James Glasgow just notched another one. Glasgow successfully defended his office againset upstart Republican challenger Dave Carlson, taking 136,469 of 239,975 election night votes. He will be sworn in a fifth term as Will County's top prosecutor. Glasgow captured 56.87 percent of the ballot to Carlson's 43.13 percent. Election results will not be official until Nov. 27, when canvassing of votes is completed and after absentee ballots postmarked by midnight, Nov. 5, and provisional and grace period ballots are counted on Nov. 20. Glasgow was jubilant after the last precincts results were counted. "I'm looking forward to putting bad guys away and creating innovative prevention programs," …
Wednesday, October 31, 2012
The Will County State's Attorney and the Illinois Attorney General want corporate giant ExxonMobil to make things right after spraying oil all around its Channahon Township plant.
Will County State's Attorney James Glasgow and Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan have teamed up to take on corporate giant ExxonMobil in the wake of its Channahon Township plant sparying oil all over the place. “ExxonMobil must accept full responsibility for the harm this oily mist caused our environment as well as the farms, houses, vehicles, streets and other personal and public property in our surrounding communities,” Glasgow said in a statement released Wednesday. “The preliminary injunction we seek in cooperation with Attorney General Madigan ensures that this incident will be thoroughly investigated and that ExxonMobil will clean up damaged properties and natural resources,” he said. Glasgow and Madigan filed a four-count …
Tuesday, July 10, 2012
The mother of a girl who underwent more than 20 transfusions while battling cancer has teamed with State's Attorney James Glasgow to organize Friday's blood drive.
Will County State’s Attorney James Glasgow is again partnering with Heartland Blood Centers and local mom Jennifer Babec to host a community blood drive from 7:30 a.m. until 2:30 p.m., Friday July 13 at the Will County State’s Attorney’s Office, 121 N. Chicago St. in Joliet. The State’s Attorney’s Office is across the street from the historic Rialto Square Theatre in downtown Joliet. State’s Attorney Glasgow and Joliet resident Jennifer Babec—whose young daughter required more than 20 blood transfusions during her successful battle against cancer—are working together to bring three of Heartland Blood Center’s mobile coaches to the Will County State’s Attorney’s Office on Friday. Jennifer is Heartland’s top volunteer coordinator. The State’…
Monday, April 30, 2012
A Shorewood man working as an investigator for the Cook County State's Attorney quit his plush job after the Better Government Association and Fox confronted him about hanging out on the clock in a cigar shop.
Shorewood resident and retired Chicago cop Robert L. Thomas was making $78,000 a year as an invesitgator with the Cook County State's Attorney's Office — until he quit after hidden cameras caught him spending his work days in a Bridgeport cigar shop, reports the Huffington Post. "An investigation by the Better Government Association and FOX Chicago News found Robert L. Thomas — a retired Chicago cop hired by the state’s attorney’s office in 1997 — spent large parts of his days hanging out at Gianni Cigars Etc. at 31st and Canal when he was supposed to be working. (When the shop moved a couple of blocks away this month, he started showing up there, too.)," the Huffington Post story said. But Thomas' days in the smoke are over — or at least …
Thursday, March 1, 2012
The Will County Child Advocacy Center now has a dog to make youths feel more at ease.
Youths brought to the Will County Children's Advocacy Center for victim-sensitive interviews — likely and understandably — are nervous, scared and ill-at-ease. But now the county has a canine to make the children feel more comfortable. Jackson the dog was introduced as the program's first Paws Pal by Will County State’s James Glasgow and Children’s Advocacy Center Executive Director Sue Bloch on Wednesday afternoon. According to a statement released by the state's attorney's office, Jackson is a 3-year-old, 63-pound Labrador retriever licensed through Therapy Dog International.
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 …
Monday, September 19, 2011
Drew Peterson's legal team failed again to get the accused wife-killer out of jail.
Drew Peterson's lawyers have failed to get him out of jail more times than the serial marrier has wives. A fifth bid to get the accused wife-killer out of the Will County jail apparently fell on deaf ears at the Illinois Supreme Court late Monday. Peterson has been locked since May 2009 on charges he murdered his third wife, Kathleen Savio. Peterson has been in legal limbo since prosecutors appealed a ruling on hearsay evidence the day before his trial was to start in July 2010. Will County State's Attorney James Glasgow lost that appeal but then filed a motion for leave to appeal to the state Supreme Court in August. That petition remains pending. Peterson is being held on a $20 million bond. His attorneys contend he should be free while …
Thursday, September 15, 2011
Shorewood was represented in the most recent drug court graduating class.
Will County State’s Attorney James Glasgow announced that Will County Drug Court has graduated 13 people who successfully completed the program and are living drug-free lives. Drug court coordinators held a graduation ceremony on Sept. 1 at the Will County Office Building. Program graduates were from Joliet, Shorewood, Plainfield, Crest Hill, Lockport, Bolingbrook, Channahon and Rockdale. They join more than 250 others who graduated from drug court since its inception in 1999. In drug court, prosecutors and defense attorneys work with the judge and treatment providers to help abusers who have committed non-violent offenses battle their addictions. Those allowed into the program are carefully screened and must remain drug free, submit to …