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Lansing Star (Newspaper) - May 6, 1990, Lansing, Illinois The Star sunday May 6, 1990 a a a-3 so Cal Lan Gigliotti pleads guilty gets 9 years by Pete Reynolds and Anita Pfeifer in a move described by her lawyer As an Effort to put her past life behind her Anita r. Gigliotti a former Calumet City police dispatcher pleaded guilty to delivery of cocaine charges Friday in return for a nine year prison term. She was nabbed last year in a joint undercover drug investigation launched by Calumet City police in cooperation with the United states drug enforcement administration Dea. Gigliotti the daughter of former Calumet City 1st Ward Alderman Dominick j. Gigliotti appeared upbeat confident and Happy during a Brief hearing before associate judge Cornelius Houtsma or. In Markham. She chatted with relatives and friends prior to the hearing. When her name was called Anita Gigliotti 28, lovingly kissed family members goodbye and walked jauntily to the Bench where she was flanked by her criminal attorney John Breclaw and a character witness. The witness had asked the court to let him speak on Gigliotti a behalf even though the terms of her plea and the sentence that would be imposed had already been agreed on. Her father stared intently at the proceedings and later broke Down in tears outside the courtroom. He was comforted by his wife and other family members. The judge accepted the defendants plea of guilty to one count of felony delivery of cocaine and sentenced her to the nine years in the Illinois department of corrections. That prison term of which Gigliotti will Likely Only serve four and one half years will be followed by three years mandatory supervised release. Houtsma also assessed a Fine of $2,600 a the amount of the narcotics involved in her nov. 30, 1989 a hand to hand delivery of cocaine to a undercover drug enforcement agent in the parking lot of a Calumet City restaurant. The guilty plea was the result of a plea bargain conference Between Cook county prosecutors Gigliotti a defense attorney and Houtsma. A i believe the disposition was a fair disposition a said assistant states attorney Colleen Hyland who participated in the hearing and conference. A the number of years is up to the courts discretion a she added. Gigliotti has been undergoing treatment for her drug addiction at Parkside Hospital in Chicago. Breclaw said the program is just the beginning of his clients rehabilitation. Houtsma listened to a plea for leniency from one of Gigliotti so a new friends a recovering alcoholic she met at the Hospital. A a she a scared a said the witness. A a she a touched others in rehab. Id ask the court to show compassion a he said. Houtsma thanked the Man for his courage and made note that Gigliotti had no previous criminal record before passing sentence. A a she a a drug addict a said attorney Breclaw following the hearing. A a she la be in a re Hab for the rest of her deputies took the pretty dark haired woman into immediate custody. Her lawyer said after the hearing that the chances Are Good that his client will serve her time at a minimum Security woman a correctional institution such As the facility at Dwight. Testimony at the hearing revealed Gigliotti delivered cocaine to Dea agents four times prior to her dec. 8, 1989 arrest. Three times the former employee of the Calumet City clerks office delivered cocaine to undercover agents in Illinois. One time she delivered the drug to Hammond Dea agents across the state line in Indiana. Possible prison sentences in both Illinois and Indiana led Gigliotti to firm eyes plan for incinerator by Anita Pfeifer it could be another two weeks before waste management of North America decides if it will go to court to win permission to construct a hazardous waste pre treatment facility on the Calumet City portion of the Cid Landfill. A we Are still evaluating it. We Are looking at the options a said Joe Pokorny staff vice president of communications for chemical waste management inc., an of waste management of North America. The two options the company has to decide Between is whether to drop the project or to file a suit against the Calumet City City Council because it denied the application without giving a reason. Company officials had earlier thought a decision would be made last week. However Pokorny said the decision process has been proceeding More slowly than anticipated due to the nature of the project and the circumstances surrounding it. He said company officials and lawyers will most Likely choose a course of action in the next two weeks. On april 26, the Calumet City City Council unanimously rejected the company a application for a building permit. The permit would have allowed the construction of a facility to treat and stabilize hazardous materials before they Are put in the Landfill. While the the Star South Holland uses 503460 amp Assn 0746-5165 Lansing applied for Calumet City applied for publication and business office at 1526 Otto Boulevard p o Box 157, Chicago Heights. Illinois 60411 business office at 2374 w. 172nd st., Lansing commons Telephone 755-6161 418-1234 Norman a. Rosonski president and publisher Lester g. Sons vice president amp editor James s melded. Vice president amp general manager a Chicago Sun times company newspaper 25 cents per single copy subscription rates Home delivery by Star Carrier. $1.70 per month $20.40 per year u. S. Mall delivery. Local Trade zone and where Star Carrier delivery is available. $21 of per year payable in Advance u. S p. S. Zones a rates available on request second class postage paid at Chicago Heights Illinois 60411 and at additional mailing offices postmaster Sand address changes to either Post office Box or publication address shown above majority of the Cid Landfill is located in Chicago that portion designated for hazardous waste is located in Calumet City. The building permit was the last step in the approval process. The project had already received approval from the Illinois environmental Protection Agency. New Federal Laws require hazardous materials be stabilized and neutralized before disposal. Without its own stabilization facility waste management will Only be Able to accept hazardous wastes at Cid that have been treated elsewhere. Calumet City aldermen objected to the process because they said there was already too much hazardous waste in the area. Alderman Irene Donahue Ward 3 spearheaded a petition drive that netted 1,000 signatures of residents opposed to the facility. Additionally residents of Calumet City Burnham and Chicago a Southeast Side turned out in Large numbers last december to protest the facility during a Public hearing on the plan. 2 women charged in Cal City a a Hammond ind. Woman was charged with prostitution by Calumet City police after she allegedly solicited an undercover police officer thursday. Denise r. Flores 32, of la Williams st., allegedly flagged Down patrolman Robert Mchenry in the Vicinity of Douglas Avenue and state Street. She allegedly told Mchenry she would engage in a sex act with him in Exchange for $20. A Calumet City police charged a Chicago woman with soliciting rides in the Roadway and Possession of hypodermic syringes thursday night. Donna m. Busse 25, of 13102 Houston ave., was arrested after members of the Calumet City police departments tactical unit allegedly observed her in the Roadway waving at cars with male Drivers. To acres of exciting Leisure shopping at Low Home Center prices a a Ems Rabij Coupon Quot a Quot Quot Quot Alsip a famous Geranium 29 $ each while Supply lasts with Coupon and Purchase of $5.00 or More of non Sale items. Sold in trays of 16 Only. Limit 16 plants per adult customer. 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Breclaw said the Lake county states attorneys office had agreed to drop the Indiana charges provided Gigliotti pleaded guilty and took at least six years in prison on the charges in Illinois. In a statement to support the guilty plea prosecutor Hyland told the court that Gigliotti used an electronic Telephone pager to set up a meeting with the undercover Dea agent to whom she eventually delivered an ounce of cocaine. If he had testified Dea agent Bill Connor would have said Gigliotti boasted of an unlimited source for the drug and told him a the worlds the limit a i can get All you during one Deal Gigliotti told the agent who was posing As a drug user a a there a a lot of Rock in that ounce Call me Back and Tell me How you like it a Hyland said. Rock in a Quantity of cocaine usually Means purity Hyland told the court and a she Gigliotti could get All he fridays sentencing came As the second time Gigliotti was to be in court last week. Earlier in the week a Federal judge dismissed Anita Gigliotti a suit against Calumet City police chief Steven a. Rhoads and Calumet City mayor Robert Stefaniak. Gigliotti alleged she had been unfairly fired from her position As a police dispatcher because of her political ties. Gigliotti supported her father in the april 1989 City election As he tried to unseat Long time incumbent mayor Robert Stefaniak. The suit was dismissed after Gigliotti failed to appear in court. She has 60 Days from april 30 to seek to reinstate the suit according to Kenneth Flaxman a Chicago attorney who represented Gigliotti in the civil suit. However Flaxman said it was unlikely the suit would be refiled. A after she got arrested after her new problems developed it became very difficult to proceed with the other civil Case Flaxman said. A what is. Gigliotti decided i believe is to put her past life behind her and concentrate on her future and the lawsuit As Well As the criminal charges Are part of that past life Flaxman said. Police beat Lansing a a Chicago Man was charged with retail theft and Possession of a hypodermic Needle by Lansing police on thursday. Darrel Thomas 36, allegedly pocketed an assortment of batteries at of amp a distributors 16717 Torrence ave., and then allegedly left the store without paying for them police said. Thomas was stopped by a Security agent for the store and held until police arrived. A Lansing police reported a number of vehicle related thefts vandalism and burglaries Between wednesday night and thursday morning. A car was stolen from an apartment parking lot in the 17000 Block of Arcadia Avenue in Lansing. A radar Detector was stolen from a car parked in the party lounge parking lot 3716 Ridge Road police said. Thieves broke out the Drivers Side window car to gain Access to the radar Detector mounted on the dashboard. A pair of to tops valued at $1,200, was stolen from a car parked on the Street in the Vicinity of 185th Street and Oakwood Avenue police said. Thieves took a magnetic cd Antenna from a car parked in the 18300 Block of Glen Oak Avenue police said. Tires were slashed on two cars in the 17700 Block of Arcadia Avenue police said. One of the cars was parked in a residential driveway and the other was on the Street police said. South Holland a More than $500 Worth of office equipment was stolen during a burglary of a construction trailer parked at Riverview Park in South Holland. Police said the burglary to the k-5 construction trailer parked at 158th Street and cottage Grove Avenue occurred sometime Between tuesday night and Early wednesday morning. A a routine traffic Stop netted South Holland police a Man wanted in two villages. Charged with felony Possession of a stolen vehicle was James Mcewen 30, 429 w. 16th place Chicago Heights. Police said that two officers on routine patrol at 2 45 a.m., Friday noticed that the 1985 Oldsmobile Mcewen was driving had an expired vehicle sticker. During the traffic Stop a registration Check revealed that the automobile belonged to a Riverdale Man and had been reported stolen. Mcewen was then taken into custody. Once at the South Holland police station the officers Learned that Mcewen was wanted in Homewood on a warrant for motor vehicle theft and in Sauk Village on a warrant for criminal damage to a vehicle. The 1985 Oldsmobile recovered during the traffic Stop had a peeled steering column. All four hubcaps were also missing from the car. Calumet City a charges of unlawful use of a weapon and reckless conduct were filed against a Harvey Man on thursday by Calumet City police. Bobby Charles Bradley 24, of 16138 s. Halsted told police he was playing with a Shotgun in an apartment in the 500 Block of Ginger Lane when he dropped it and it accidentally discharged. The blast sent a Shell through the bedroom Wall of the apartment and into an adjoining apartment where it went through a closet and ended up in the living room Wall. Police said the resident of the next door apartment was sleeping at the time of the incident. The Shell missed his bed by a foot police said. A a portable Telephone valued at $900 was stolen from a car parked in the first Block of 156th Street in Calumet City thursday morning. Police said thieves used a Rock to smash the Drivers Side window to gain Access to the phone. A two Chicago men were charged with retail theft after they allegedly tried to steal designer sunglasses Worth $504 from Pearle vision Center 1320 Torrence ave., Calumet City on thursday. 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