Tuesday, May 1, 2012
Cubs standout centerfielder Bob Dernier, now associate head coach and director of baseball operations for the Will County CrackerJacks, will be in Shorewood.
Former Cub centerfielder Bob Dernier coached first base for the North Siders two years ago. This year he will help run things for the Will County CrackerJacks as the squad's associate head coach and director of baseball operations. And on Thursday Dernier will be at Conrad's Harley-Davidson in Shorewood, where he will meet with Chamber of Commerce members from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. The CrackerJacks are entering their second season as the local entry in a collegiate wooden bat league set to open its season Friday. Last season, the CrackerJacks won the Midwest Collegiate League Championship, and are of course looking to repeat the feat in 2012. The organization is keeping tradition alive following their championship inaugural season. They kicked …
Monday, April 30, 2012
The 3-year-old lawsuit is going before a judge today and may start heating up soon.
The lawsuit filed by the parents of a Plainfield girl who was allegedly injured while sledding in Four Seasons Park is set to go before a judge this morning. Jessica Mahon suffered her injuries more than four years ago and her parents sued the Village of Shorewood in January 2009. Jessica's parents, John and Kristy Mahon, claim in the lawsuit that their daughter sustained "serious personal and pecuniary injuries" in the January 2008 sledding mishap. The attorney defending Shorewood against the lawsuit, Kevin Yusman, said he believes Jessica fractured her nose and chipped some teeth when she crashed into a sign at the bottom of the Four Seasons Park sled hill. Yusman could not confirm or deny whether the sign warned people not to sled down …
Friday, April 27, 2012
The state announced it pulled the license of a Shorewood insurance man for fraud.
A Shorewood insurance man lost his license for committing fraud, according to a statement released Friday afternoon. Kevin Whitney had been licensed to sell life, health, fire, casualty and variable insurance since March 14, 2008, according to the statement from the Illinois Department of Insurance, but lost that license for issuing a "a fraudulent certificate of insurance and (failing) to facilitate and aid the director in the investigation." The revocation of Whitney's license was made effective Dec. 15. The decision against Whitney requires him to pay $95.00 in hearing costs and a $10,000.00 civil forfeiture.
Saturday, April 14, 2012
Troy Township will shred your paper and dispose of your medication.
Saturday, April 14, 2012
Troy Township will host its semi-annual shredding event on April 21 from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Troy residents can take their personal papers and documents to the parking lot on the west side of the township offices and community center to be shredded by ShredX. Participants must show proof of township residency and are allowed to have two letter-size file or copy paper boxes shredded. In conjunction with the shredding event, the township has partnered with the Shorewood Police Department to collect unneeded or expired medication. Staff from the police department will be present to collect the medication and ensure proper disposal. The following items will be accepted: The following items will not be accepted: Make sure to bring only …
Thursday, March 29, 2012
A day-long event at Lewis University will address the heroin problem in Will County, and Shorewood Mayor Rick Chapman wants to help out.
The deadly impact of heroin on the area has prompted officials to organize a day-long educational forum at Lewis University, Will County Communications Director Anastasia Tuskey told the Shorewood Village board this week. Tuskey explained to the board how Will County Executive Larry Walsh was at a Homer Glen rally last year when he was moved by the stories of two fathers who lost their sons to heroin. Walsh, Will County Health Department officials and others then worked together to organize the April 13 forum and youth rally at Lewis' JFK Sports Center in Romeoville. The two groups Heroin Epidemic Relief Organization and Will County Heroin Education Leads to Preventative Solutions are presenting the event. For more information, go to …
Tuesday, March 27, 2012
The live-in lover of the man charged with murder in Will County claimed he was haunted by a crazed, drug-induced hallucination just before the killing.
Nine days before Michael Eberle allegedly beat a man to death after breaking into his place of work, the woman he lived with leveled accusations of drug-induced delirium in a petition to keep him out of their home. "Michael has a history of substance abuse. Currently I believe he is abusing bath salts that are making him irrational, paranoid and delusional," wrote Karen Trajkovich in a March 16 petition for an order of protection in Kendall County Court. Trajkovich and Eberle, who was charged Monday in Will County Court with murdering Patrick Shaughnessy, have a 14-year-old daughter together. The night before Trajkovich sought the order of protection, she claimed he "tore apart my entire garage because he thought everything was burning. He…
Monday, March 26, 2012
The homeless man charged with murdering the employee of a funeral vault manufacturing company during a botched break-in was sent back to jail on a $5 million bond.
The homeless man apprehended Sunday and charged with the murder of a 69-year-old funeral vault company employee was sent back to jail with a $5 million bond Monday afternoon. Michael Eberle, a 42-year-old "drifter" was captured while hiding in the weeds near Knauer Industries on the Interstate 55 frontage road outside Shorewood, police said. Will County sheriff's deputies tracked Eberle down soon after he viciously beat to death 69-year-old Patrick Shaughnessy, a long-time Knauer employee, police said. Eberle allegedly killed Knauer to cap off a Sunday morning crime spree that included attempting to break into a house in Shorewood's Saddlebrook Estates subdivision and stealing a pickup truck from a Troy Township farm. Eberle rammed the …
An area homeless man taken into custody Sunday morning in connection with the beating death of a man outside Shorewood has been charged with murder.
The drifter caught hiding in the weeds near the grisly scene of a beating death at a funeral service business has been charged with murder. Michael Eberle, 42, was taken into custody Sunday morning and questioned throughout the day in connection with the bludgeoning death of Patrick Shaughnessy, 69, of Joliet. Shaughnessy was a long-time employee of Knauer Industries and he was at the funeral business on the northeast frontage road of Interstate 55 when he came upon Eberle about 9 a.m., police said. Eberle viciously beat Shaughnessy and then scuffled with another employee who was just showing up to work, police said. Numerous motorists driving by on I-55 noticed Eberle and the second worker fighting and alerted police, said Deputy Chief …
Sunday, March 25, 2012
The Will County Sheriff's Department is investigating a homicide in Troy Township, according to the Chicago Tribune.
The Will County Sheriff's Department captured and questioned a man in connection with a Sunday beating death outside Shorewood, reported the Chicago Tribune. "Dead is a 69-year-old man who is believed to have been a longtime employee at Knauer’s Wilbert Vault, Inc., 19515 North East Frontage Rd., in Will County near Shorewood, said Will County Sheriff's Deputy Chief Ken Kaupas," the Tribune story said. "The victim, who has not yet been identified, died in the business after police were called just before 9 a.m. following a report of a fight in progress, Kaupas said." Prior to the killing in Troy Township, the man in custody attempted to break into a garage Saddlebrook Estates subdivision, the story said. The man reportedly fled after a …
Wednesday, March 21, 2012
The Shorewood town lawyer defending the village from a personal injury lawsuit involving a sledding accident won't answer questions about the 3-year-old case.
Four years have passed since Jessica Mahon supposedly hurt herself while crashing her sled into a sign at the bottom of the Four Seasons Park hill. A year after the accident, her parents sued the Village of Shorewood, claiming the town is responsible for Jessica's injuries. The case remains unresolved in the three-plus years since Jessica's parents, Jon and Kristy Mahon of Plainfield, filed their lawsuit in Will County court. And the matter was back in court again last week, where it was set over for another month and a half. The Shorewood town attorney handling the case, Kevin Yusman, has failed to return calls for comment. Yusman also failed to answer questions left on his voice mail, particularly why the case has dragged on so long, …