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March 3, 2015 the Will County judicial Committee met. Legislation was brought forward for a $300 Administration Fee charged to individuals when their car is towed. Presently there is no Administrative fee, but there is a towing fee and a storage fee that must be paid by the individual regardless of the verdict in court. Therefore the Judge can find you not guilty and you still must pay the storing and towing charge. With this new legislation, the administrative fee can be returned to you if the Judge orders it, but the towing and storage charges are the individuals expense even when found not guilty. Nothing is changed accept adding an administrative fee.
As a member of the Judicial committee I spoke firmly against what I consider unethical, immoral, and just plain not fair. With a not guilty finding the Judge should be able to refund the towing fee, the storage fee, and the administrative fee. Just because cities charge these fees to people found not guilty does not make it right. It should be the Judge’s decision if the fees should be returned. Will County would then have to pay the towing and storage charges, and not collect the Administrative fee.
The Committee argued that the administrative fee may be too high putting a burden on people. I felt like they thought the towing and storage fees were just an acceptable part of the process. One member said it is just like getting a lawyer; the court doesn’t reimburse that cost. I explained that you can represent yourself at no cost, and there would be no fees if your car was not towed unjustly in the first place.
Steve Balich (815) 557-7196
Will County Board District 7
By MaryAnn Ahern
| Tuesday, Jan 14, 2014 | Updated 11:36 PM CST
The Republican candidates for governor square off in their first debate, but the frontrunner was missing. MaryAnn Ahern reports.
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Tuesday was the first of several forums planned in advance of the GOP primary for Illinois gov-ernor.
Three of the candidates, state Sen. Bill Brady, state Treasurer Dan Rutherford and state Sen. Kirk Dillard attended the Will County Tea Party forum in Plainfield, but the front-runner — Bruce Rauner — was a no-show.
An empty chair was placed on stage for Rauner, who asked that a surrogate read an opening statement for him, a request that was denied.
The questions ranged from jobs to education.
Brady said he plans to abolish the State Board of Education if he’s elected governor.
Rutherford was asked about his views on same sex marriage.
“I think we need to be very sensitive about this kind of a discussion. Is it perfect to be in a world that has a man and a woman bearing their natural-born child? Sure it is. But it isn’t a perfect world we live in,” Rutherford said.
Dillard was asked about Rauner’s claim that union bosses control politicians.
“I’ve taken money from the Operating Engineers, that’s a private union, and they’re concerned, and they support me because they believe I’m the best candidate,” Dillard said.
Earlier this week, Rauner said all of the attention he’s receiving and questions about using clout to get his daughter into Walter Payton Prep stem from his high poll numbers.
“I’m an independent guy, I can’t be bought, bribed or intimidated,” Rauner said.
Rauner initially said he would only attend five public forums, but has now changed his mind and will also attend an extra one later this week.
After the forum, a straw poll was taken that included Rauner’s name. The results will be an-nounced Wednesday morning.
Ficarello Candidate for Will County Sheriff “CLEAR PATH PROGRAM” FOR INMATE WORKERS
November 5, 2013 Editor No Comments
“CLEAR PATH PROGRAM” FOR INMATE WORKERS To keep the incarceration rate below national average for non-violent misdemeanant offenders and traffic offenders, an alternative type of sentencing is needed in Will County. This alternative category of sentencing will present the court system with a program that would allow judges to order manual labor of sentenced inmates, […]
“CLEAR PATH PROGRAM” FOR INMATE WORKERS
To keep the incarceration rate below national average for non-violent misdemeanant offenders and traffic offenders, an alternative type of sentencing is needed in Will County. This alternative category of sentencing will present the court system with a program that would allow judges to order manual labor of sentenced inmates, in lieu of extended jail time. The alternative sentencing will not only help the taxpayer by reducing inmate housing costs due to the sentence time being exchanged for manual labor, but also provide these low risk offenders an opportunity to learn life skills and repay the community.
The placement in this type of alternative sentencing must meet certain eligibility and the individual must agree to the terms and rules of the program. The sentenced inmate must be physically capable and able to work in all weather.
The sentenced inmate must also pay a one-time insurance fee and processing fee prior to participation in this program. The processing fee will be utilized to provide special clothing for both the job being performed and exposure to the elements/climate.
These sentenced individuals will work only in approved work settings for governmental institutions, or non-profit 501(c)(3) organizations. They will be supervised by sworn officers, and will operate five days a week. A civilian coordinator will provide management of the various job assignments throughout the community. Failure to meet the terms of the program or a break in the rules will result in spending the rest of their sentence in a general population setting with the full sentencing reinstated.
Inmates in this program who have not completed high school or attained a G.E.D. will be encouraged to participate in the G.E.D. program offered by the Support Services Division of the Will County Adult Detention Facility.
This program will provide a “Clear Path” for inmates to learn the responsibility of hard work, serving their sentence and providing a positive experience by giving something back to the community, and encouraged enrollment in the Sheriff’s G.E.D. program. Also contact with various charitable organizations could provide help for these individuals once they have completed their sentencing.
The “Clear Path Program” will be evaluated after one year to analyze the cost, benefits and savings resulting from the program.
A future contingency of this plan would allow individuals sentenced to probation/supervision, including hours of community service, to also participate in a plan of a similar environment.
Will County has in my opinion excessive regulations. An example is the use of Aerial Photos to initiate code violations. I have been trying since April to amend the Ordinance to not allow it. Finally in October I am getting movement and it will be going to a vote either in October or November.
From beautiful Homer Glen, I have been simply trying to digest what just happened with the debt ceiling vote/compromise. I am not a happy camper. I understand that no matter how you spin it, giving away money you borrow is not logical. I am questioning how this will affect me in beautiful Homer Glen. Our elected officials just gave a Progressive, socialist driven president more money to spend. Trillions more because those we elected to office don’t have the will to fix the problem with a balanced budget. Not one word from the media on the plan of freezing all spending to current levels this year and then cutting all spending by 1% per year for 7 to 10 years. Instead the President who never presented a plan gets the ability to spend trillions more. I feel like Moody’s will lower our rating because we probably will never be able to pay off the debt, due to inept people in both the Senate and House. Every compromise takes away from logical economic principals, lowering the bar when future negotiations will need to take place. http://www.examiner.com/will-county-libertarian-in-chicago/obama-gets-to-spend-trillions-more
From Beautiful Homer Glen, I just finished watching a You Tube that made my blood boil. The people on Social Security in Homer Glen should be outraged. The President threatens that the checks may not be sent out, despite having enough money in the fund. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zoDvkhnNdXo&feature=player_embedded#at=160 The fact that the Social Security Trust fund has been robbed for years is a monument to our corrupt bankrupt morally sick elected politicians that allowed this to happen. They stole this money by sticking IOU’s in the Trust Fund. Despite the stolen money, there is enough revenue, which is deducted from our pay checks to keep paying those receiving Social Security checks. If a large percent of the population in Homer Glen or any city is not paid the cry would be so loud that the local congressman would give into raising the Debt Ceiling. The Threat is the Progressive nuclear bomb, and based on a lie, and deceit.
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From beautiful Homer Glen, the Federal Government is doing it to us again. The Department of Health and Human Services, which is a non-elected regulatory agency answering to who is making law. Agencies certainly have too much power and control over what “it’ interprets as law. We the people that disagree have no way of voting them out. http://www.examiner.com/will-county-libertarian-in-chicago/non-elected-federal-agency-costs-illinois-citizens-money Homer Glen has its problems with non-elected agency’s dictating law, but this Government agency is really sticking the people of Homer Glen, and every city and town in the State of Illinois.
From Beautiful Homer Glen, I agree with Joe Walsh when he tells Obama to stop lying. Everyone from Homer Glen Illinois to Austin Texas are feeling the economic pressures from our Progressive president that wants to make us like a socialist European Country with their collapsing economy’s. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IVPuWUZTYVQ This attitude by the Progressives for raising the debt ceiling will not cut off our seniors social security checks unless the president orders that. There are numerous families in Homer Glen, Lockport, and New Lenox experiencing loss of Income, jobs, and homes. We can’t trust our elected officials to not only live within their means, but to work on cutting the budget. Elected officials are living under the false premise that the people will elect them over and over based on the “THINGS” that they say they provided. THEY DON’T TELL YOU THAT EVERYTHING YOU GET CAME FROM TAXPAYER MONEY. They are not giving you anything. You are paying for it. These elected people forget that we are not all sheeple. Most people get it, and it can be seen in the approval numbers for Congress and the President. http://www.examiner.com/will-county-libertarian-in-chicago/joe-walsh-is-right