Will County Democratic Central Committee - News

27

Jun

2014

Courting trouble: Overcrowding and security concerns at Will County Courthouse

Author: Editor

If you live in the Will County part of Naperville and have been called for jury duty, you know the hassle that going to the Will County Courthouse can be at any time.

Long before the doors open at 8:30 a.m., people are lined up outside the Will County Courthouse in downtown Joliet. It takes awhile to get inside the building, through an outdated security system, and up one of four elevators to their destination.

The courthouse is a bustling building where thousands come to pay a traffic ticket, look up court cases, have a case tried by a judge or jury, seek an order of protection, get divorced or serve as a juror. Dealing with crowds and waiting in line is part of their visit here — but there are more issues for those who work here every day.

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17

May

2014

Agreement signed on possible Joliet courthouse site

Author: Editor
Joliet Mayor Tom Giarrante (from left) watches as Will County Executive Larry Walsh and First Midwest Bank President Jim Roolf sign an agreement to purchase the bank’s building at Ottawa and Jefferson streets for the site of what could be a future Will County Courthouse. The County Board has not finalized a decision on the courthouse, but the acquisition of the bank property makes the project more likely. The signing occurred after the regular May meeting of the Will County Board on Thursday.
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5

Jan

2014

Bi-Partisan Judicial Retention Fundraiser

Author: Editor

Thursday, January 16, 2014

5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

IBEW Local #176 -- 1100 NE Frontage Road, Joliet, Illinois

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2

Feb

2013

Will County Porn-addicted judge suspended for two months

Author: Editor

A porn-addicted judge who used his courthouse computer to view hard-core sex websites has been suspended without pay for 60 days.

The Illinois Courts Commission ruled Friday that Will County Judge Joseph Polito must serve the two-month ban for what it called his “highly inappropriate behavior.”

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