April 21, 2021
JOLIET – Will County Attorney State’s Attorney James Glasgow has announced the successful prosecution of the first criminal 12-person jury trial in the new Will County Courthouse on April 13, 2021. Although the doors to the new courthouse opened November 2, 2021, both civil and criminal jury trials in Will County had been suspended since Spring 2020 in light of the Covid-19 pandemic.
“Winning the first jury trial in the new, state-of-the-art Will County Courthouse following the absence of jury trials in Will County for over a year because of the pandemic is truly an historic event,” Glasgow said. “To honor this seminal moment, we are establishing a commemorative wall in the State’s Attorney’s Office to recognize significant achievements by our team in the new courthouse – and this will be at the top of the display.”
Glasgow noted that the courthouse is likely to be extremely busy now that the jury trials put on hold because of the pandemic are resuming.
“I told these two talented young Assistant State’s Attorneys that they have accomplished something that no one else can match, because there is only one first jury trial in the new courthouse,” Glasgow said. “We are all very proud of Kaitlyn Leone and James Zanayed. I look forward to similarly commemorating future noteworthy achievements by our prosecutors in the new Will County courthouse.”
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