Wednesday, May 8, 2013
The grandson of Will County Board Republican Chairman Jim Moustis was arrested on suspicion of stealing from his job, a source said.
A man arrested and accused of stealing thousands of dollars from his job at a cigarette wholesaler is the grandson of Will County Board Republican Chairman Jim Moustis, a source said. Nicholas Moustis, 23, of 21349 S. 80th Ave. in Frankfort, surrendered to the Mokena police on Friday and faces one count each of felony and misdemeanor theft. He posted $1,500 bail for his release. Mokena police Cmdr. Dan Rankovich said Nicholas Moustis stole more than $3,600 from his employer. The criminal complaint against Nicholas Moustis identified the victim of the theft as Mazher Khan. Khan, incidentally, has legal trouble of his own and is set to be sentenced in July—possibly to federal prison—for contraband cigarette trafficking. According to his …
Thursday, December 6, 2012
Units are open to residents not currently on the senior housing waiting list for the first time in the history of the township.
Frankfort Township recently announced that there are units immediately available at one of the township’s two senior housing complexes. This is an unprecedented occurrence within the township. In the past, township residents have spent years on the waiting list for the Autumn Valley and Lighthouse Pointe senior housing developments, according to a media release from Frankfort Township. Township Supervisor Jim Moustis says the waiting list includes approximately 80 people, but none are currently in a position to relocate. “I was a little surprised,” said Moustis. The low number of available prospective residents is likely due to the housing market, Moustis said. Many homeowners are unable to sell their houses, and are therefore hesitant to …
Wednesday, November 28, 2012
Nella Piccolin was sworn in as the township clerk on Monday.
Longtime Frankfort resident Nella Piccolin was recently selected by the Frankfort Township trustees as the new township clerk, according to a media release from the township. Piccolin was sworn in during the Frankfort town board meeting on Monday, said the release. “Nella has been active in our community for many years,” said Frankfort Township Supervisor Jim Moustis in the release. “She’s been a Frankfort Township trustee and a member of the Will County Board. She puts the people first, and that is what we look for in township government.” According to the release, Piccolin has lived in Frankfort for 36 years. She was also the first woman to serve as a Frankfort Township trustee. Former clerk Marguerite McDermed recently won a seat on the…
Friday, November 9, 2012
The high cost of cigarettes in Cook County is driving smokers across the Will County line.
Updated: 12:46 p.m. Friday The Cook County Board approved the proposed budget, including the one-dollar tax increase on cigarettes, on Nov. 9, according to WGN Radio. --- Will County businesses that sell tobacco and border the Cook County line may benefit from a proposed one-dollar tax increase on cigarettes purchased in Cook County. The tax increase was proposed by Cook County Board president Toni Preckwinkle and will be up for tentative approval on Nov. 9, along with the entire Cook County budget. A pack of cigarettes currently carries a two-dollar tax from Cook County. If the proposal passes, the tax would increase the total state and county taxes on cigarettes to $4.98 a pack for residents. The hike keeps prices in the Chicagoland area…
Thursday, September 6, 2012
Candidates in five districts, including those serving Frankfort and Mokena, were knocked off the ballot in July after officials said they violated election codes. The state appellate court could rule this week, the Chicago Tribune reports.
- Joe Vince
Thursday, September 6, 2012
A state appeals judge could rule this week on the case of six Democratic candidates for Will County Board who were removed from November's ballot, the Chicago Tribune reports. The candidates were knocked off the ballot in late July after the Will County Electoral Board ruled that party leaders did not give proper notice for a meeting where the candidates were nominated. A Will County Circuit Court judge upheld that ruling in August, the report stated. READ: Dems Booted From Will County Board Ballot Candidates who were removed include Mario Carlasare, of Frankfort, who was running in District 2; and Santino Lettieiri and John Sanchez, both of Mokena, who were running in District 12. If the candidates remain off the ballot, many Republican …
Friday, January 20, 2012
Will County Board President Jim Moustis took a hard stand Thursday, saying the county will fight to have control over a possible new airport in Peotone. Do you think that's a good idea?
It's a new year, but the old battle over a proposed third Chicagoland airport to be built in Peotone has started up again. Will County Board President Jim Moustis (R-Frankfort) took a vocal stand at Thursday's board meeting, insisting the county needs to have control over the airport's operation, according to a report in TribLocal. I am not going to sit here in silence. I’m not going to let this governor, or past governors … you will not dump on us. We will fight you all the way. If they’re going to force it here, it will be on our terms, not on somebody else’s. Gov. (Pat) Quinn, you will not treat us like somehow we’re second class citizens and we don’t exist. You don’t think you need us. You might find out different later. Moustis and …
Friday, November 18, 2011
Board member David Izzo was appointed to the Will County Board this week, leaving his spot on the District 210 school board open. The district will accept applications through Nov. 30.
Want a say about what's going on in the local high school district? The Lincoln-Way high school district is accepting applications for a board position after a member resigned Thursday. Member David Izzo was appointed to the Will County Board on Thursday, filling the vacated position of county representative Laurie Smith (R-New Lenox), who moved to Florida in October. That leaves Izzo's position open. Applications will be accepted through Wednesday, Nov. 30. For a copy of the application packet, contact secretary Sue Fennell at 815-462-2135 or email@example.com. Izzo, a Tinley Park resident, served on the District 210 board since 2005. His second term would have ended in 2013, when the next Lincoln-Way school board election takes place. …
Friday, June 17, 2011
The Will County Board voted Thursday on a new map that will increase the number of districts but drop representation from three to two people elected in each district.
Although Frankfort and New Lenox are being split up in Will County's recently approved district boundary changes, the current elected officials won't face a sticky, odd-person-out situation that other new districts could. The Will County Board voted Thursday morning to change its boundaries, increasing the number of districts from nine to 13 but cutting the overall number of representatives to 26, down one from the current makeup. Once every 10 years using U.S. Census data, the Will County Board must redraw the county’s district map so that each district serves about the same number of residents. The county grew more than any other in the state, with a 35 percent bump, between the 2000 and 2010 Census counts. Currently, New Lenox, Mokena …
Friday, December 17, 2010
Matthew Moustis, son of Will County Board Chairman and Frankfort Township Supervisor Jim Moustis, no longer faces aggravated battery charges in connection with a July stabbing. The alleged victim's father says the family will be filing a civil suit.
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- Joe Vince
Friday, December 17, 2010
Matthew Moustis—wearing a tie and white-and-blue pinstriped shirt, with his hair tightly cut and a solemn expression on his face—looked nothing like the smiling, tousled-hair teen in his mug shot as he stood with his mother in a Will County courtroom Friday and listened as a judge dismissed charges against him in connection with a summer stabbing incident. The Frankfort teen, the son of Will County Board Chairman and Frankfort Township Supervisor Jim Moustis, was charged in July with aggravated battery after police said he stabbed Mokena resident Brandon Lauer, then 18, in the Indian Trail School parking lot in Frankfort Square. The confrontation related to Moustis' 16-year-old girlfriend, who Moustis accused Lauer of stalking, according …