Wednesday, May 22, 2013
Luckily, the Will County website with court information remains intact, according to Sun-Times Media reports.
The Will County Courts website is currently experiencing down time, following a recent cyber attack, Sun-Times Media reports. Unknown hackers infected the site with malware and additional coding last Friday, Courts Administrator Kurt Sangmeister told reporters. Fortunately, this particular site is separate from the court website site that contains information on Will County cases. It contains basic information such as parking info, judge profiles and driving directions. The website will come back online as soon as it’s bugs are fixed, Sangmeister said. Get the full story from the Sun-Times Media
Tuesday, December 11, 2012
The trial of Joseph Messina concluded Monday afternoon, and a Will County judge will hand down her verdict in January.
Nearly six months after it started, the trial of a New Lenox man charged with punching a man into a coma drew to a close Monday afternoon. But the fate of Joseph Messina won't be known until Will County Judge Sarah Jones hands down her verdict Jan. 3. Messina, 24, waived his right to have a jury decide his guilt or innocence before the trial started in June. READ: No Mistrial for Defendant in Coma Beating Case Messina allegedly punched Eric Bartels, 29, in the face outside the Mokena bar 191 South in July 2009. When Bartels fell, his head struck the concrete and he suffered a fractured skull. Bartels, who was living in Joliet at the time, suffered a fracture skull and brain damage. He is currently paralyzed and blind, and he lives in …
Friday, December 7, 2012
The lawyers for Joseph Messina, of New Lenox, are blaming one of his friends for punching Eric Bartels in July 2009, a blow that left him paralyzed. That buddy, however, is pleading the Fifth.
A bombshell witness took the stand in the case against New Lenox man Joseph Messina and accused one of their pals of throwing the fateful punch that put a Joliet man into a coma. Steve Raymond, of Frankfort, blamed mutual friend Michael Glielmi of punching Eric Bartels in July 2009. "This is what people don't know," Raymond said. "I saw Mike Glielmi punch Eric Bartels." READ: No Mistrial for Defendant in Coma Beating Case For his part, Glielmi, 24, showed up in court with Joliet attorney Steven Haney, who said his client would plead the Fifth Amendment if called to testify. "The advice is he's going to invoke his right to remain silent," Haney told Judge Sarah Jones. Haney told the judge that it was his "understanding" that Glielmi could …