Last winter, Peck, who recently resigned his position as Plainfield Park District executive director, sought the names of several commenters on Patch and Topix, an online discussion board. He alleged the commenters made false and defamatory statements accusing him of, among other things, beating his wife, having an affair, bribing police and using his position as a Plainfield trustee to win lucrative contracts for his company.
The lawsuit filed in October names only Keniley as a defandant.
The case was transferred to Will County from Cook County on Thursday. The suit is scheduled for case management on May 20 at the Will County Courthouse Annex, 57 N. Ottawa St. in Joliet.