Tuesday, November 13, 2012
Winnetka Home Owners Association warned its readers who support Patrick Livney about potential harassing calls or visits.
The Winnetka Home Owners Association’s (WHOA) newsletter recently said some people who wrote to the organization reported receiving harassing phone calls or visits because of their support for a Village Trustee candidate. Winnetka police say no formal complaints have been filed regarding the issue. “I should probably warn everyone who has written to WHOA lately that they will likely get a harassing phone call (or even a visit) from someone who is tracking this blog and personally stalking everyone who has spoken up for Patrick Livney,” the newsletter said. Livney failed to get Winnetka Caucus Council's support to remain on the proposed Village Trustee slate in October. Joe Adams replaced him on the slate. At Tuesday night's Annual Town …
Monday, October 15, 2012
The Village Council is looking at ways to make the hearing process for local ordinance violations more cost and time efficient for residents and staff.
Getting a traffic ticket is no fun, especially if a court appearance is required at Cook County, which could often mean waiting for several hours to appear before a judge. Now Winnetka officials are hoping to make hearings for village code violations more customer friendly. The village is moving forward with a proposed administrative hearing process that would offer people a chance to appear before a hearing officer in Winnetka rather than appealing the violation at Cook County Court. “There’s nothing wrong in the community that we can’t service now or enforce now that we need this process to fix,” Winnetka Police Chief Patrick Kreis said during a study session on Oct. 9. “This is just a much more efficient process for the citizens.” …
Wednesday, July 6, 2011
The Village formally appointed Patrick Kreis to the position on Wednesday.
Winnetka officially has its new police chief. Patrick Kreis, who served as the interim chief of police for the past five months, was named the Winnetka chief of police on Wednesday. The news came in a press release sent to the media late Wednesday afternoon. He assumed the role of interim chief in February after Chief Joseph DeLopez retired. DeLopez had worked within police service for nearly half a century. Check out the story of his retirement here. Kreis has served Winnetka previously in a variety of roles: patrol officer, police sergeant, police lieutenant and deputy chief of police. You can read the official press release in the PDF section of this article. Editor's note: Expect a more detailed report from Patch soon.