In this week's Patch Talk, we discuss the painful impact dog fighting had on seven pit bulls, now in Chicago Heights. We also discuss the ethical implications of printing a story about a mayor's daughter.
Saturday, December 8, 2012
Wednesday, December 5, 2012
Officers say that the 20-year-old daughter of Chicago Heights Mayor David Gonzalez resisted arrest and kicked a Homewood police officer during investigation of a noise complaint.
Homewood police arrested 20-year-old Monica Gonzalez and two other men following reports of loud music and “girls hollering,” according to police. Gonzalez faces charges of battery and possession of drug paraphernalia, after allegedly resisting arrest, kicking an officer on the scene and the discovery of a glass pipe in her purse. Police were called to an apartment on the 800 block of Elder Road shortly after 11 p.m. Nov. 23. From outside the apartment, officers said they could hear loud music and people talking loudly. Officers also smelled marijuana from behind the front door, according to the report. Police say the volume in the room dropped after they knocked on the door. While waiting for the homeowner to open the door, an officer …
Chicago Heights Mayor David Gonzalez issued a statement in response to recent charges filed against his daughter following a Homewood arrest.
Monica Gonzalez, 20-year-old daughter of Chicago Heights Mayor David Gonzalez, was arrested and charged with resisting arrest, battery and possession of drug paraphernalia following a Nov. 23 incident in Homewood. Mayor Gonzalez said he was "saddened" by the charges, and actions "certainly inconsistent with the behavior my wife and I have tried to instill in all of our children." The statement continued: Nevertheless, at 20 years of age, Monica is an adult. She is responsible for her own actions. As the Mayor of the City of Chicago Heights, I stand by the notion that all persons, regardless of your position in life, need to abide by all laws and be accountable if you fail to do so. READ: Daughter of Chicago Heights Mayor Arrested in …
Wednesday, October 26, 2011
David Gonzalez's appointment to the Illinois Toll Highway Authority came as a result of his accounting background.
Gov. Pat Quinn appointed several individuals to the state’s more than 320 boards and commissions Monday. Quinn filled positions on several university boards, the state Gaming Board, the Illinois Racing Board, the Pollution Control Board and several others. Chicago Heights Mayor David Gonzalez made the governor's long list of executive appointments, landing a seat on the Illinois State Toll Highway Authority. "(Gonzalez) will serve as a strong voice for the South Suburbs, an area expected to experience significant growth," a press release from the governor's office stated. The mayor's background in accounting and experience as Chicago Heights Park District superintendent, as well as police and fire commissioner, were cited as valuable …