Petty to fill Lockport High board vacancy
October 24, 2012 8:32PM
Updated: November 26, 2012 6:04AM
LOCKPORT — Michael Petty, a former Lockport Township High School Board member, has been appointed to fill the current board vacancy.
Petty will fill the seat until the April 2013 election.
Petty replaces Susan Forbes, who resigned last month after moving out of the district.
For 20 years, Petty served on the board, and led for many of those years as board president.
Petty is a retired high school physical education teacher.
Railway to pay man $1.1M
A Cook County jury awarded $1.1 million to a Frankfort man against the Illinois Central Railroad for violations of federal safety law resulting in serious injury.
Paul Junod, 51, represented by the law firm of Kenneth J. Allen and Associates, was a locomotive mechanic in Homewood on June 26, 2006, the date the accident occurred.
Evidence showed that Junod was ordered by his railroad supervisors to use inadequate tools and equipment violating the company’s and federal safety rules. As a result, Junod fell from an elevated work platform suffering multiple fractures to his left wrist, nerve injuries in his left hand and arm and permanent and increasingly debilitating loss of use of his hand, jurors were told.