Village Official Charged With DUI Maintains Job

After a thorough investigation, village says Joseph Kenney will remain in his job.

The Village’s investigation into an employee charged last week with DUI is complete.

Glenview officials say after a thorough investigation into the Dec. 12 incident, Joseph Kenney, the director of capital projects and inspection services, remains employed with the village.

According to the village’s policy, they used an independent counsel, who worked with Glenview’s human resources director, to perform an internal investigation, said Don Owen, deputy village manager.

Village Manager Todd Hileman reviewed the investigation and Kenney remains employed by Glenview, Owen said.

One of the factors looked at was whether Kenney was driving village property during the incident, which he was not, Owen said.

During the incident, Glenview Police charged Kenney, 36, of Deerfield, with DUI and improper lane usage after being pulled over in the early morning.

Kenney still faces the charges against him, but there will be no further comment on the incident “out of respect for Mr. Kenney’s privacy and due process rights,” village officials said.

He has a court date of Jan. 18.

Sherri Morris December 19, 2012 at 03:22 PM
The guy made a dumb decision to drink and drive. He will (hopefully) face the consequences through our legal system. It has nothing to do with his job. Why is this even newsworthy to the extent that the Glenview Patch has posted and reposted it for the last two days???
jfootlicker December 22, 2012 at 03:25 PM
Village officials are supposed to serve to protect the health safety and welfare of the public. The fact the he got a DUI in Glenview, the town where he leads the department responsible to protect the health, safety, and welfare of the community, sends a message that his actions indicate that he does not take public safety seriously. Drunk driving is an extreme blatant disregard to public safety. Do you really want someone like this responsible to lead the department charged to protect the safety of the public? As a Glenview resident, I don't. That scares the hell out me and I am outraged at this. I would rethink your position Sherri. If Mr. Kenney was just an average "Joe", no pun intended, this would not be news worthy. However, due to the position he holds, this is significant. Having the management accepting this as unrelated to his job, tells us that they don't take the health safety and welfare of the community either. I question the integrity of the village officials involved in this and call for his dismissal, as well as all of the other Village Officials with him at this "celebration" that took place within Village limits.


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