BEECHER | Will County State’s Attorney James Glasgow was joined by local citizens, area police chiefs and Washington Township officials on Monday for the opening of a satellite office to serve the citizens in Eastern Will County.
Washington Township officials including Supervisor and Will County Board Member Robert Howard, Trustee Patricia Peters, accountant Tom Brislane and General Assistance Coordinator Elizabeth Delgado were among those on hand to greet citizens. Beecher Police Chief Jeffrey L. Weissgerber and Peotone Police Chief Bill Mort also attended the opening.
Glasgow, along with Assistant State’s Attorney Kathy Patton, who will staff the office on the first Monday of each month, met privately with citizens to discuss their concerns and issues. Patton is the chief of Glasgow’s Criminal Division and a resident of Eastern Will County.
“Our goal is to make the services of the Will County State’s Attorney’s Office as accessible as possible to everyone in our county,” Glasgow said. “The opening of this office will give citizens from Beecher, Peotone, Crete, Monee and University Park a more convenient option other than driving to Joliet when they need face-to-face contact with an attorney from our office.”
The satellite office is located at the Washington Township Offices, 30200 Town Center Road in Beecher. The office will be open from 9 a.m. until noon on the first Monday of each month.
Issues that may be addressed at the satellite office include:
• Walk-in complaints from citizens after a police agency has declined to forward their allegations to the Will County State’s Attorney’s Office for charging. Citizens should have a copy of their police report available;
• Discussions regarding services provided through the Will County State’s Attorney’s Office, including filing bad check restitution claims; child support enforcement; the availability of victim witness services; information about drug court, mental health court or veterans court; and scheduling crime prevention presentations;
• Information about or referrals for services available through other county or state agencies;
• And consultations with officers from local police departments regarding criminal cases.
“I want to thank Bob Howard and the Washington Township trustees for making office space available inside their building for our attorney,” Glasgow said. “Bob understands the importance of making government services accessible to everyone in our county. Our new partnership will help the state’s attorney’s office, Washington Township and our local police agencies reach out and serve even greater numbers of citizens.”
For information about the satellite office, contact the Will County State’s Attorney’s Office at (815) 727-8789 or Washington Township at (708) 946-2026.