Press Release: 2012

Elwood man found guilty of murdering 18-month-old girl

December 18 JOLIET – Will County State’s Attorney James Glasgow announced that a jury has found an Elwood man guilty of first-degree murder for killing an 18-month-old girl. Lee Ponshe, 29, of 503 Beattie St., faces mandatory life in prison when he is sentenced by Judge Daniel Rozak on February 25. The jury deliberated for […]

First-degree murder charge filed in Will County shaken baby case

December 13 JOLIET – Will County State’s Attorney James Glasgow announces that a charge of first-degree murder has been filed against a Lockport teenager in connection with the death of a 2-month-old child. The charge against Jon Karlson, 17, of 1120 S. Hamilton, Lockport, was filed late Thursday afternoon. Judge Roger Rickmon set bond on […]


December 13 Joliet, Ill.  Chicagoland Speedway’s 501c3 foundation, R.A.C.E., awarded $25,000 in grants to five Chicago-area charities at a luncheon on Thursday, raising its total charitable gifts for 2012 to $70,370.  “When we launched R.A.C.E. seven months ago, we knew it had the ability to benefit those in the community and we are seeing that […]