Brian Trainauskas allegedly asked a fellow inmate to be part of a plan involving kidnapping, a fake confession and murder, report says.
Will County State's Attorney Office
Wednesday, October 5, 2011
Tuesday, October 4, 2011
Even though the district's lawyer says there was no violation, the spectre of an infraction lingers. We examine the act and look at what breaking it could mean to the board.
Last week, talk about the state's Open Meetings Act dominated the conversation of the Summit Hill School District 161 Board's meeting, which spread over two days. Board member Sean William Doyle said he thought a Sept. 17 special meeting violated the act because the agenda was posted online less than 48 hours in advance. But Scott Nemanich, the attorney representing the district, said there was no violation because the agenda was posted on the door of the district's administrative offices within 48 hours, fulfilling the provisions of the act. Also, the time the Sept. 17 meeting actually started eliminated any violations of the act, he added. READ: Lawyer Says D161 Did Not Violate Open Meetings Act Doyle, however, said he's considering …
Wednesday, August 17, 2011
Judge takes Richard Petrick's military record into account in his decision. The victim, Michelle Fischer, says she's breathing easier after Wednesday's hearing.
UPDATED (2:57 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 17) An Indiana man responsible for a 2010 armed standoff in Frankfort Square was sentenced to 17 years in prison Wednesday morning. Richard Petrick, 49, of Merrillville, Ind., pleaded guilty in April to felony aggravated stalking, home invasion and aggravated assault charges after he forced his way into the house of his ex-girlfriend, Michelle Fischer, last year. During the standoff with Will County Sheriff's deputies, Petrick was shot in the right eye. He wore a black eyepatch in the courtroom Wednesday. Judge Daniel Rozak said he took Petrick's minimal criminal record and military service into account when imposing punishment. Petrick had served in two branches of the military and was a combat veteran…
Tuesday, August 16, 2011
Richard Petrick could receive up to 35 years in prison after forcing his way into his ex-girlfriend's house and holding off sheriff's deputies with a gun.
An Indiana man who held off Will County Sheriff's deputies with a gun in Frankfort Square last year faces sentencing Wednesday, according to a press release from the Will County State's Attorney Office. Richard Petrick, of Merrillville, Ind., pleaded guilty in April to felony aggravated stalking, home invasion and aggravated assault charges after he forced his way into his former girlfriend's house in 2010. During the standoff with deputies, Petrick was shot in the eye. Petrick faces up to 35 years in prison.
Monday, August 8, 2011
Personal injury attorney Ronald Rodgers could face incumbent James Glasgow in the March Democratic primary, Sun-Times Media reports.
Frankfort lawyer Ronald Rodger is looking to challenge Will County State's Attorney James Glasgow in the March Democratic primaries, according to a Sun-Times Media report. The personal injury attorney, whose office is in Tinley Park, said he was a Glasgow supporter, but he now wants to explore a run for the office, the article reported. According to the article, Rodger also criticized Glasgow's handling of the Drew Peterson murder case, saying the office could be on the verge of losing another high-profile case.