Friday, June 17, 2011
Wilmette Officers Kyle Murphy and Thom Dworak received new ranks Tuesday evening.
Wilmette Police honored two officers with promotions during Tuesday evening's Village Board meeting. Sergeant Kyle Murphy and Officer Thom Dworak were promoted to Commander and Sergeant respectively. Police Chief Brian King highly praised the duo for their efforts on the force. "Kyle has participated in or supervised some of the best criminal investigations that I have witnessed in my career." King said of Murphy, and later added of Dworak, "In the larger law enforcement community, Thom is an accomplished instructor in both defensive tactics and field training." Village President Chris Canning also thanked the officers for their service to the community and highlighted these promotions as "hallmarks" of their dedicated careers.
Wednesday, February 2, 2011
Wilmette has had two power outages and received 30 calls regarding stranded motorists or vehicles since Tuesday afternoon.
Wilmette has had two power outages and received 30 calls involving stranded motorists or cars since Tuesday afternoon because of the ongoing blizzard, according to officials. “We had an outage between 4 p.m. and 8 p.m. last night affecting about 130 customers along Illinois Road,” Village Manager Timothy Frenzer told Patch in an email. Additionally a second power outage that occurred near the police station at 4:45 a.m. Wednesday affected 400 residents, according to authorities. Around 8:30 a.m. Frenzer said 100 customers in the area remained waiting for power to be restored. “There’s still an outage and they’re currently working on it; it’s supposed to be restored shortly,” Police Chief Brian King said of the area as of 10 a.m. Meanwhile …
Wednesday, December 8, 2010
Fire Chief Jim Dominick believes Illinois House's recent vote will make system more sustainable.
A pension plan overhaul approved by a 95-18 vote in the Illinois House last week to address underfunding won't be felt until next year, Wilmette fire and police chiefs told Patch. "It goes in effect after January," Fire Chief Jim Dominick said. "Will it have an impact? I'm sure. But we don't expect it to hurt hiring. The changes were necessary to make the system sustainable." Dominick said the department hires about two new employees a year. The initiative would raise the retirement age for firefighters and police officers hired in 2011 to 55, up from 50. "I am reluctant to predict the overall effect of the recent pension legislation on long-term police recruitment," said Police Chief Brian King. "What I know now is that we are in the …