Tuesday, March 5, 2013
The Children’s Advocacy Center and Will County State’s Attorney Glasgow bringing amateur cooks to the table for the Fifth Annual ‘Men Who Cook’ competition in Mokena.
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. The Will County Children’s Advocacy Center and Will County State’s Attorney James Glasgow invite everyone to dinner at the Fifth Annual “Men Who Cook” culinary competition from 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday, March 23 at the Pipefitters Training Center Local 597 at 10850 187th Street in Mokena. Fifty amateur chefs—local guys from right here in our community—will fire up their ovens to cook their favorite home recipes for hundreds of guests at the annual fundraising competition to benefit the Children’s Advocacy Center, a not-for-profit agency that helps children who are the victims of sexual and …
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," …
Tuesday, April 24, 2012
This scarefest has a lot of charm.
I was prepared to despise The Cabin the Woods based on its previews, and until the last minute, I debated going to see Chimpanzee instead. I am so glad I took a pass on the primates and opted for the horror instead. There’s nothing subtle about Cabin (and subtlety is overrated anyway), but there’s enough humor and tongue-in-cheek (more like tongue-on-the-floor-after-it’s-been-chopped-off) pop culture references in this one to keep even the most desperate-for-amusement moviegoers intrigued. The premise seems like one we’ve all heard before: Attractive college-aged kids decide to escape for a weekend to a remote destination, enjoying their time “off the grid” and entertaining nature-based possibilities like swimming, off-road motorcycling …
Tuesday, April 3, 2012
Feel the "Wrath" of Liam Neeson’s Hair in this clunker.
I’ve alluded to this before, but 2012 is shaping up to be the hairiest year ever on the silver screen. Wrath of the Titans, with the main characters’ long manes and Orthodox-length beards, even outshags The Hunger Games, which I proclaimed “an early candidate for the most Hirsute Film of 2012.” Is there a barber strike in Los Angeles or something? Any enterprising hairdresser could make a fortune by setting up a salon at Hollywood and Vine. Meanwhile, this same trend also puts the Shorewood/Joliet/Plainfield area at the cutting edge of popular culture. These days we’re best known for mustaches and male use of hairspray, as exemplified by the incarcerated Drew Peterson and his arch-nemesis, our finely coiffed and muscle T-wearing Will …
Friday, March 23, 2012
Will County law enforcement members have seen a shift from cocaine use to heroin use over the last three years.
Will County States Attorney James Glasgow had a message to share Monday night in Channahon. He wanted to spread the word that use of heroin has reached epidemic levels and that parents need to be hypervigilent to stop it. “Our kids can pick up a hit of heroin for less than the price of a movie ticket,” he told Channahon Village Board members Monday night. “We’ve got to get the message out to the parents in the community at the grass roots level; you can't be asleep at the wheel.” Glasgow said that about three years ago, those involved in law enforcement saw a shift from the use of cocaine to heroin. Although both are terrible for the community, the chance of overdose is much higher with heroin use. “We’re on a pace for 60 fatal overdoses …
Saturday, March 3, 2012
The Naperville Exchange Club recently presented a check to Will County State's Attorney James Glasgow for the Advocacy Center.
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Saturday, March 3, 2012
The Naperville Exchange Club has awarded the Will County Children’s Advocacy Center a $5,880 grant to assist in the fight against child sexual abuse. Sean Kelley, a representative of the Naperville Exchange Club and a member of the organization’s Allocation Committee, recently presented the grant to Will County State’s Attorney James Glasgow at the Will County Children’s Advocacy Center. The grant will enable the center’s professionally trained and compassionate staff to continue conducting forensic interviews of children who are the victims of sexual abuse. The children’s statements, which are recorded in a non-suggestive, non-threatening environment, have been used in the successful prosecution of hundreds of sexual predators over the …
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 …
Saturday, May 7, 2011
Drew Peterson's third wife was killed more than seven years ago. His fourth wife has been missing for three and a half years. Peterson has spent the last two years in a jail cell waiting for a jury to decide his fate.
Two years ago tomorrow, Drew Peterson climbed inside his missing fourth wife’s Pontiac Grand Prix, pulled out of his cul-de-sac and drove away to run some errands. Peterson didn’t make it a mile before a small army of state cops descended on him, pulled him out of the car, snatched off his sunglasses and took him to jail. Peterson has sat there since, waiting in the Will County Adult Detention Facility to be tried on charges he killed his third wife, Kathleen Savio. In the two years Peterson, a former Bolingbrook police sergeant, has been locked up, one of the sons he had with his slain third wife was named valedictorian of Bolingbrook High School. A son he had with his first wife lost his job as an Oak Brook police officer due to his …
Tuesday, October 5, 2010
Aaron Riley, 55, was one of the most active child porn collectors in the state, according to Attorney General Lisa Madigan.
A Bolingbrook man is one of the most active child pornographers on the Internet, according to Attorney General Lisa Madigan, and he's now under arrest. Bolingbrook police arrested Aaron Riley, 55, of 535 Spruce Rd., on Tuesday after police found more than 200,000 pornographic videos—all of girls 13 years of age and younger—in Riley's basement. Madigan said the collection of videos was one of the largest in the state. "It was my understanding that when (police) went in to Mr. Riley's home, there was a room downstairs that was floor-to-ceiling child pornography," Madigan said. "Sometimes we find more computers, but I believe that there is no home that we have gone into that has had more visible nor larger collection of child pornography at …