New Lenox, IL. (ECWd) -
Once again, a status report has been submitted prior to a status hearing on this criminal case - next scheduled date is January 11, 2022, at 9:45 a.m.
Lawrence Wyllie's original indictment was Sep 13, 2017 (read it HERE).
Postponement is, once again, based on Mr. Wyllie’s serious and ongoing medical conditions that remain unchanged.
From the Docket Sheet:
MINUTE entry before the Honorable Gary Feinerman:
- as to Lawrence Wyllie. By agreement, the status hearing set for 9/22/2021 is stricken and re-set for 1/11/2022 at 9:45 a.m.
- By 1/4/2022, the parties shall file a joint status report: (1) addressing what work remains before they will be in a position to determine how this case will proceed; (2) stating whether the 1/11/2022 status hearing should be rescheduled or a change of plea hearing set; and (3) if the answer to (2) is yes, stating whether time may be excluded through the next date.
- By agreement , time is excluded from 9/15/2021 through and including 1/11/2022, in the interest of justice, pursuant to 18 U.S.C. § 3161 (h)(7)(A), (B)(iv).
- Attorneys/Parties should appear for the hearing by calling the Toll-Free Number: (877) 336-1828, Access Code: 4082461.
- Members of the public and media will be able to call in to listen to this hearing (use toll free number). Please, please be sure to keep your phone on mute when you are not speaking.
- Persons granted remote access to proceedings are reminded of the general prohibition against photographing, recording, and rebroadcasting of court proceedings.
- Violation of these prohibitions may result in sanctions, including removal of court issued media credentials, restricted entry to future hearings, denial of entry to future hearings, or any other sanctions deemed necessary by the Court. Mailed notice. (jlj, ) (Entered: 09/15/2021)
In December of 2015, we published our first of many articles on the former Lincoln-Way School Superintendent Lawrence Wyllie.
Our investigation revealed improper employment contracts, using $44,000 of public school funds for a "Super-Dog" dog training school on school property where his private dogs would get trained, forcing school employees to perform work on his private residence, a sweet (and we believe corrupt) deal for Aunt Nancy's Daycare within the school buildings, the district's $500,000,000 in bond debt, the closing of the district's newest high school decades before it was to be paid off, the district's questionable auditing practices, free rent for for-profit business on school property, and Wyllie's subsequent federal investigation and grand jury indictment.
Since his indictment, he has been claiming health problems, which has postponed his trial dates - now closing on four years.
This latest filing in the Northern District of Illinois shows a new status hearing scheduled for January 11, 2022, with the time "tolled" or excluded from counting toward statute of limitations to prosecute.