Village Trustee's Son Charged in Domestic Battery

Trustee's son charged in domestic incident involving 17-year-old daughter.

An Oak Lawn Village Board trustee’s son has been charged in a domestic battery incident.

Thomas M. Duhig, 43, was charged with one count of domestic battery and one count of interference with a domestic battery report from an incident involving his 17-year-old daughter, according to the Cook County State's Attorney's office.

Duhig is the son of 4th District Trustee Tom Duhig.

According to the Cook County State’s Attorney’s office, Duhig got into an altercation with his daughter around 11 p.m. May 2 on the 9800 block of South Keeler. Duhig is said to have struck his daughter several times as well as smashing a car window.

When his daughter attempted to call 911, Duhig took the phone away from her, a criminal complaint said.

Duhig appeared before Cook County Judge Sheila McGuinnis at the Bridgeview courthouse on May 3. Bail was set at $5,000. As a special condition of his bail, Duhig was ordered to turn over his Firearm Owner’s Identification card and his firearms.

Duhig’s next court appearance is May 26 at the Bridgeview courthouse.

ME May 08, 2011 at 11:12 PM
Sally, you misunderstood, I meant good parenting on the part of Duhig Sr, not Jr. (it seems that you do not understand the article. Duhig's son was arrested for hitting his daughter which means, Duhig, Sr who is the trustee, has a son named the same who has a daughter.) I was not blaming the woman! And people don't ALWAYS blame the victimized woman either. Where are you getting that from? And, where did you read that I feel sorry for the Duhig reputation? I never said that!! I don't even know the guy. I was talking about people in general. Where did you get all this other stuff from? You obviously came to your own conclusions and did not read what was written. No one should have violence invoked upon them for any reason. Duhig, Sr, may or may not have been a good parent to his son. I don't know. I do know that as a trustee he never responds to e-mails or phone calls or letters about concerns in his district, so that tells me about the "caring" part right there. What his son did was absolutely wrong and he needed to get in trouble for it. The Oak Lawn Police work is totally respected. No one said it wasn't. They did their job. And, no, just because someone calls 911, it does not mean there was "quite a commotion" as you state. People call 911 for a lot of stupid reasons. I know for a fact!!!
ME May 08, 2011 at 11:15 PM
Right on Deanna!!!!
Al Capone May 09, 2011 at 12:13 AM
Hey Tom I did some research...you are right. Check out Property Index Number (PIN): 24-10-225-015-1009. Who is Carl Greishaber? I looked up his name and he passed away in 1994. What's up with that? Any relation here to the Trustee? My oh my, things get interesting!!!
Sam Wilson May 09, 2011 at 12:31 AM
Now this is a story that the Patch should be all over!
Sally May 09, 2011 at 04:28 AM
Hey MMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM I am well aware of the contents of the article and that it was Duhig Jr implicated in the crime. Don't take my comments so personally, I was referring to the trail of opinions regarding what discipline is. I feel that there is a big difference between strong parental discipline and beating a girl prompting police intervention. Duhig will eventually have his day in court, it is my only hope that his daughter will heal from all of this.
andy skoundrianos May 09, 2011 at 05:11 AM
Hey Al or should I say Dave, I have not wanted to comment on this story because I believe this is a story that has not played all the way out yet but here you go again with the fake names shouting out accusations that have nothing to do with this story. You truly are a bitter little man. You take a personal tragedy and try to use it for political gain. The residents are on to your slick actor game Mr. Mayor. Let's see what happens with the odelson investigation you may not be around for long!!!
Al Capone May 09, 2011 at 05:56 AM
Andy-- I am NOT the Mayor. Matter of fact, I know you and your brother very well. Your brother has painted for me many a time.
EveryonesDave May 09, 2011 at 10:53 AM
Al, let me save you some tine. Andy thinks everyone is Dave. Waste of time telling him different, we have all tried.
Orion May 09, 2011 at 11:30 AM
Funny how no one judge former Oak Lawn Village Clerk A Jayne Powers for having a son who worked for the Village that had multiple DUIs and was a flaming drug addict. In fact they enabled him by giving him a good paying Village job in the public works dept while and all the times he couldn't drive when he lost his license instead of firing him (which would happen on a normal job that requires you to DRIVE & you have DUIs) they made other staffers drive him around. so many people protected him because they themselves were bilking the Village on their own jobs and contracts. Too busy to judge old & young addict Powers when you're profiting.
Andythedeflector May 09, 2011 at 12:27 PM
Andy's obsession with Dave is due to unrequited love. Everybody is Dave because everyone has jilted Andy in some way, except his neatest buddy Bob. Andy's good at stooge work, putting yard signs, front man for lawsuits he doesn't pay for, blabbering from the audience, reading someone else's words to praise Larry. Andy, don't deflect, how much have you paid Brennan?
EveryonesDave May 09, 2011 at 12:36 PM
ANDY, I got this one for you. Andythedeflector you are Dave!
Oak Lawn Gal May 09, 2011 at 01:33 PM
Whenever I see Andy accusing someone of being thr mayor it tells me that that person has made a good point that Andy can't refute lol.
scouter May 09, 2011 at 05:22 PM
And is anyone perfect? NO! And I don't know Tom Duhig Jr, so I can't really tell you what he was feeling. I can only tell you that I have been, as a parent, pushed to the extremes by my children. Have I ever hit them - not since they were little and needed a spanking... and I didn't do much of that either. I did the time out factor - differently for each of my children are different. Have I ever felt like smacking them? SURE I DID! Have I ever? No. I took away privileges. Including the phone - I had it shut off since I was the one paying the bill! I took away the car keys - because it was my car.... I took away and gave back... that is the parent's job. And I fully am aware that my children are NOT perfect - they make mistakes because that's what kids do! They have to learn the boundaries and the rules and the law! How else are they going to become 'good' citizens? Keeping them safe is my job. Letting them feel the consequences of their actions is also my job... Being a parent and not a 'friend' is my job... Kids do not come with instruction manuals! So learning HOW to parent is also our job... so no one parent is perfect!
ME May 09, 2011 at 05:51 PM
Well said!
andy skoundrianos May 09, 2011 at 09:00 PM
Hey Dummy my brother is not a painter!!! So you don't know me very well
andy skoundrianos May 09, 2011 at 09:06 PM
You guys can rip me all you want but I use my real name and don't hide behind a fake name. I write everything I say unlike some of Dave's past friends that spoke at meetings!! I paid as much as Sodaro.. Oh wait he hasn't paid his bill yet....By the way most of the blogs on here are Dave because of their spiteful nature and jealous comments just like the man himself. By the way answer this question, why is Dave or his buddies posting on this story?? If only to take shots at a trustee that actually says no to him once in a while??
Oak Lawn Gal May 09, 2011 at 09:32 PM
So Andy are you seriously saying that anyone who posts here in support of the Mayor or criticizes a trustee is the Mayor? If so would you agree that anyone who criticizes the Mayor or supports the trustees in these comments must therefore be <insert your favorite trustee name here >? Do you see how insane a thought that is?
NightofthelivingDave May 09, 2011 at 10:14 PM
Andy, I'm glad you use your real name. I'm glad you never answers questions you're asked. I'm glad everywhere you turn, you see Dave. I'm glad you've found this outlet for all your pent up frustrations. Dave, Dave, Dave. Reminds me of Jan Brady, Marcia, Marcia, Marcia, only Jan was 11 while displaying her jealousy. You know everything. You're on the inside. Run for mayor. Don't hide behind Bob. Show us how it is done. I think patch headlinig this story with trustee Duhig's name is unfair and inappropriate, it's just a teaser to get web traffic. I know, I know, you're gonna say this s Dave. Answer the question. How much do you owe Brennan? I'm guessing zip.
Tom May 09, 2011 at 10:27 PM
Wow!!! Great analogy!!!!!! HA!!!!!
EveryonesDave May 09, 2011 at 11:53 PM
Oak Lawn Gal...your Dave NightofthelivingDave...obvious, your Dave Lorraine....Im not 100% sure, but I'm leaning towards you are also Dave
EveryonesDave May 09, 2011 at 11:55 PM
Oh and my apology to Tom...your Dave
mkb May 10, 2011 at 12:12 AM
Just lock the door when you leave so the bad Dave's don't get in!
Oak Lawn Gal May 10, 2011 at 12:46 AM
Cool. Can we get tee shirts? lol
Sam Wilson May 10, 2011 at 03:03 AM
Andy, I don't support any one elected official. I support the truth, and any one politicians "version" of the truth is not the truth I support. It's hard not to get bogged down in all of the spin jobs being weaved. But like anything, if you want to get to the core of the issue, the heart of the matter... the truth. You have to be willing to put political biases aside. It's okay for the Patch to have posted this article. I feel, however, that the title of the article was set up to incite readers, like yourself, which only adds fuel to the already burning political fire.
andy skoundrianos May 10, 2011 at 04:21 AM
Mr. Wilson everyone that blogs on here is biased!! There are about 4 people on each side that do all the blogging under the cowardly way of using fake names and I mean that for pro Dave people and anti Dave people. I use my real name because I don't care what the pro-Dave people think about me. When I see obvious falsehoods on these blogs and blatant perdonal attacks, I call em out. Just by the amount of wise cracks against me, I must be doing something right. there will always be a politcal battle in Oak Lawn as long as the mayor is in office, or the board majority is in office. Why do you think Heilmann and Hurckes worked so hard to beat Streit??? They knew they would run the board again.Since that did not happen, expect more political rants , biased comments personal attacks and so on. I've been around the Oak Lawn political scene for 20 years,and there always has been tension and fighting at the board level. I really thought that had ended in 2009, but sadly it didn't last long. I blame the mayor, his buddies blame everyone that isn't with him any more for the split, Sad but true.
OakLawnGuy May 10, 2011 at 12:07 PM
(1) I wholeheartedly support reporting this incident. Mr. Duhig Sr. is a public figure. Orion complains that former official Powers' son was never "outed" in the news for his transgressions. So what if Patch left out the Duhig Jr. item? Would that be bias? (2) I wholeheartedly oppose the politization (word?) of the incident that commenters have turned this into. It has nothing to do with Village business.
Jim Vondracek May 12, 2011 at 02:00 PM
I'm saddened for the Duhig family, this sounds like a terrible situation for them. They are in my thoughts and prayers. I agree that this is a legitimate story for Patch to report on, as sad as it is.
QC May 12, 2011 at 05:29 PM
li'l andy failin You mean the posters are pro integrity OR anti Phelan thugs.
Tom May 13, 2011 at 04:41 AM
Personally, I'd like to see Duhig resign. Anyone else? Would people go to the next meeting and take turns asking for his resignation? It's about time we get our village back
Dave May 13, 2011 at 06:40 PM
Your all heart Tom. While your asking Duhig to resign, How bout Mayor Heilmann too


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