JOLIET – Will County State’s Attorney James Glasgow announces he is partnering with Washington Township officials including Township Supervisor and Will County Board Member Robert Howard to open a satellite office where residents who live in Eastern Will County can discuss criminal complaints and other county-related issues with an assistant state’s attorney.
An informational session regarding the opening of the satellite office is scheduled for 9 a.m. Monday Oct. 1 at the Washington Township Offices, 30200 Town Center Road in Beecher. During that informational session, State’s Attorney Glasgow will be available to explain the types of questions and issues his attorney will field at the office. These will 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.
State’s Attorney Glasgow’s Criminal Division Chief, Kathy Patton, who lives in Eastern Will County, also will attend the Oct. 1 informational session. Patton will staff the satellite office, which will be open on the first Monday of each month from 9 a.m. until noon. No appointments are necessary; visitors will be received on a first-come, first-served basis.
Supervisor Howard and other Washington Township officials also will attend the informational session.
“Bob Howard has been working with my office for several months to prepare the opening of a satellite office that will serve citizens who live in Eastern Will County,” State’s Attorney Glasgow said. “The goal is to make our services as accessible as possible to citizens who do not live near the county seat. With the opening of this office, anyone from Eastern Will County who wants to discuss criminal complaints or other county-related matters will no longer have to drive to Joliet to speak face-to-face with a prosecutor.”
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.