Plainfield Township news
Defense attorneys for a Plainfield Township landlord charged with murder and hate crime said in court on Thursday that they have hired a forensic psychiatrist to evaluate the man.
The defense for Joseph Czuba are seeking all recordings – including from someone who is claiming they are a jail inmate – that may be used against him in the case where he’s accused of stabbing a child to death and attempting to kill his mother in Plainfield Township.
Joseph Czuba, 71, is due back in court on Jan. 8 for a pretrial hearing in front of Judge Amy Bertani-Tomczak. He faces charges accusing him of killing a child and attempting to kill his mother on the basis of their Islamic faith.
On Monday, Joseph Czuba, 71, was arraigned on charges of first-degree murder of 6-year-old Wadea Al-Fayoume and on attempting to kill the boy's mother, Hanaan Shahin, 32, on Oct. 14 at a Plainfield Township residence.
A Will County judge will only allow still photography in the courtroom in a Plainfield Township murder and hate crime but that may change if the case is assigned to another judge.
Joseph Czuba, 71, is accused of killing 6-year-old Wadea Al-Fayoume and trying to kill his mother, Hanaan Shahin, on Oct. 14 at a Plainfield Township residence.
A Palestinian American woman whose 6-year-old son was killed in what police are calling a hate crime in Plainfield Township has asked the public to “pray for peace” as she recuperates from her injuries.
The FBI is encouraging anyone with information regarding the Plainfield Township attack on a Muslim family – or other potential hate crimes – to contact the law enforcement agency at 1-800-CALL-FBI.
A Plainfield Township man charged with attacking a Muslim family — including stabbing to death a 6-year-old boy — was a regular listener of conservative talk radio who had been concerned about the “National Day of Jihad” in the time leading up to the attack, prosecutors said.
Joseph Czuba, 71, was charged Sunday with first-degree murder and two hate crimes in the Saturday stabbing of a Muslim woman and her 6-year-old son in Plainfield Township, authorities said.
One of the organizers of the Plainfield Hometown Irish Parade estimated there were 8,000 people were in attendance on Sunday.
Illinois State Police reported 11 weather-related crashes that occurred on Interstates 80 and 55 in Will County, during the overnight period, where freezing rain and drizzle created icy conditions on many roadways.
Fremarek also resigned as chair of Plainfield Township GOP Organization, precinct committeeman
The Plainfield Township Board of Trustees approved an external review of its finances in the wake of its supervisor being charged with stealing from his former employer.
A Plainfield Township official said the arrest of Supervisor Anthony Fremarek for allegedly stealing from a former employer does not involve township government