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June 23, 2024

Lincoln Way D210 – Lawrence Wyllie gets yet another continuance

By Kirk Allen & John Kraft

On January 11, 2020

Will Co. (ECWd) –

The former Lincoln-Way District 210 Superintendent Lawrence Wyllie has recieved yet another continuance to his criminal prosecution.  We outlined the charges in the indictment in this article. in September of 2017.

In October of 2018, Wyllie filed a motion for leave to file under seal and it was granted.   A week after that filing the following Minute Entry in the record is found:

  • By agreement, time is excluded from 10/11/2018 through and including 12/17/2018, in the interest of justice, pursuant to l8 U.S.C. § 3l61(h)(7)(A), (B)(iv). (Entered: 10/12/2018)

That same entry regarding the exclusion of time appears in February of 2019, August of 2019, and once again in November of 2019

The courts have cited 18 U.S.C. § 3161 (h)(7)(A), (B)(iv)

(h) The following periods of delay shall be excluded in computing the time within which an information or an indictment must be filed, or in computing the time within which the trial of any such offense must commence:
(7)(A)- Any period of delay resulting from a continuance granted by any judge on his own motion or at the request of the defendant or his counsel or at the request of the attorney for the Government, if the judge granted such continuance on the basis of his findings that the ends of justice served by taking such action outweigh the best interest of the public and the defendant in a speedy trial. No such period of delay resulting from a continuance granted by the court in accordance with this paragraph shall be excludable under this subsection unless the court sets forth, in the record of the case, either orally or in writing, its reasons for finding that the ends of justice served by the granting of such continuance outweigh the best interests of the public and the defendant in a speedy trial.

(B) The factors, among others, which a judge shall consider in determining whether to grant a continuance under subparagraph (A) of this paragraph in any case are as follows:
(iv)Whether the failure to grant such a continuance in a case which, taken as a whole, is not so unusual or so complex as to fall within clause (ii), would deny the defendant reasonable time to obtain counsel, would unreasonably deny the defendant or the Government continuity of counsel, or would deny counsel for the defendant or the attorney for the Government the reasonable time necessary for effective preparation, taking into account the exercise of due diligence.

The next status hearing for his case is in 3/17/2020 at 9:45 a.m. Most recent Docket Entry found at this link or viewed below.

Residents of the District and others in the state are beginning to wonder if the taxpayers will ever see justice in this case.

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  • Mary Carlisle
    Posted at 15:09h, 11 January Reply

    Very infuriating.

  • Jay Curatolo
    Posted at 09:01h, 12 January Reply

    Perhaps he has a legitimate medical reason for the delays. But if there’s any truth to that, I just don’t understand the necessity for it to be hidden under court seal. Larry Wyllie was more than capable when he knowingly and willingly committed his criminal acts with our tax dollars. If he now can’t stand trial, then just say it. In fact, he is paying one of the highest priced, highest profile attorneys around (Dan Webb) to defend him. As far as I’m concerned, this trial can move forward without his presence required. The judge has the power to make that happen. Enough is enough. These phony continuances only serve to make a complete mockery of the justice system.

  • Lsc
    Posted at 10:20h, 12 January Reply

    We aren’t beginning to wonder if we will ever see justice in this case, we know if money talks criminals walk. The money buying his freedom is taxpayers money.

  • So done with Illinois
    Posted at 21:33h, 20 January Reply

    His criminal acts and misappropriation of taxpayer money falls right in line with the behavior of the criminal democrats of Cook County. Nothing will ever change here. Anyone not living off the taxpayer dime should leave Illinois as soon as they can. Let the remaining rats feast on one another until this state implodes.

  • Doug Halpenny
    Posted at 10:46h, 26 February Reply

    Dr. Wyllie was highly thought of when he served many years in the Elmhurst, Illinois school district. He was straight forward, no nonsense and progressive. Always felt it was the job of the make SUGGESTIONS to the Board and they would deliberate and vote on the FINAL determination. There appeared to be some speculation regarding the necessity of constructing another school in the district. Am assuming when the board members chose to serve, they accepted the responsibility of partaking in CONSCIENTIOUS due diligence regarding any recommendations made.

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