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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.

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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