Wednesday, November 21, 2012
Will County Sheriff's Office reports, Nov. 10-12 • Speeding Leads to Accident • Batteries Stolen from Auto Clinic • Tools Stolen From Local Barn.
SATURDAY, NOV. 10 Erika A. Oswo, 41, of the 2600 block of Corinth Road in Olympia Fields, was cited for failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident after she struck the rear end of another vehicle at the intersection of S. Harlem Avenue and W. Vollmer Road in Frankfort. SUNDAY, NOV. 11 Unknown persons stole four batteries from a semi-tractor at the Auto Clinic on the 7800 block of W. Lincoln Highway in Frankfort. MONDAY, NOV. 12 Unknown persons entered a barn on the 200 block of E. Joliet Highway in New Lenox and stole a generator and a chain saw. The items were last seen in early October. Police report information is provided by the Frankfort Police Department, Will County Sheriff's Office and other law enforcement agencies. Charges are …
Wednesday, September 26, 2012
Lukasz Marszalek, who was convicted of aggravated speeding in the 2011 accident that killed Julie Gorczynski, apologized in the courtroom before his punishment was handed down Tuesday, the Chicago Tribune reports.
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Wednesday, September 26, 2012
The convicted driver in the 2011 Orland Park crash that killed a Frankfort teen was sentenced to six months in prison Tuesday, the Chicago Tribune reports. READ: Frankfort Teen Dies in Orland Traffic Accident Lukasz Marszalek, who was living in Lemont at the time of the crash, was convicted of aggravated speeding after the Orland Park Police's traffic division reconstructed the accident and concluded that Marszalek was going at least 76 mph in a 40-mph zone and caused the June 10, 2011, accidentGorczynski, 17. Gorczynski's death inspired the recently adopted "Julie's Law," a measure that prohibits judges from granting supervision to offenders charged with going 30 mph over the limit on highways and 25 mph in urban areas. The law was signed…
Saturday, July 21, 2012
Julie Gorczynski's family and friends attended a special ceremony Friday, where Gov. Pat Quinn signed a law to help stop situations like the one that took Gorczynski's life from happening again. The Frankfort teen died in a car crash in Orland Park.
If there was a shared sentiment Friday morning as Gov. Pat Quinn signed "Julie's Law" at a special ceremony at Lincoln-Way North High School, it was bittersweetness, the idea that something positive could come out of tragedy of Julie Gorczynski's death. Gorczynski was killed last summer after the car she was in was hit by a driver going more than 35 mph over the speed limit in Orland Park. The driver had been placed on court suspension seven times previously, all for excessive speeding. A week before the accident, the Frankfort teen had graduated from L-W North, and a week later, she was to turn 18. READ: Frankfort Teen Dies in Traffic Accident Family members, friends and government officials joined the governor at the signing Friday for …