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Mayor O'Dekirk goes out fighting, repeats claims of conspiracy to discredit him as audience jeers.
Will County's chief judge had requested a judge in another judicial circuit be assigned to a former Joliet city council member's defamation lawsuit case against the outgoing mayor and inspector general.
Joliet's inspector general wants to take his lawsuit out of Will County. The county's top prosecutor has motioned to intervene and dismiss the case, which seeks Illinois State Police records into an investigation involving the Joliet mayor and other city officials.
Joliet's Inspector General fired back at Will County State’s Attorney's attempt to intervene his lawsuit case by claiming the top prosecutor is trying to shield himself from questioning over an investigation into an alleged conspiracy against the outgoing Joliet mayor.
But first he and new City Council will have to clear the city-manager hurdle.
Winning by 2-1 margin with most votes counted
Will County State's Attorney James Glasgow does not "intend to comply with any request to be interviewed by the [Joliet] Inspector General, which is based on a clearly unconstitutional ordinance," according to a petition filed Monday.
Candidates express differences on police leadership, the city manager and 'internal turmoil' in city government.
D'Arcy's absence questioned at forum organized by pastors at African American organizations.
Joliet mayoral challenger Terry D'Arcy's campaign manager says Mayor Bob O'Dekirk has 'a Rolodex of enemies, any one of which could be the source of the mail piece.'
Complaint against former Chief Roechner and former Deputy Chief Reid apparently tied to inspector general report.
A former Joliet councilman has filed a defamation lawsuit claiming the city's mayor and inspector general falsely accused him of participating in a criminal conspiracy against the mayor.
Nonviolent Cities Project-Joliet brings variety of questions to candidates in April 4 election
Citing a conflict of interest, a Will County judge recused himself from a Joliet murder case in response to a defense motion that seeks to use a City of Joliet inspector general report against a detective.
An explosive report from the City of Joliet’s inspector general is having a ripple effect on at least one case in Will County over a homicide in 2020.