My name is Marlene Carlson and I am a candidate running for the Will County Clerk of the Circuit Court (Will County Circuit Clerk) in the November 8th 2016 election  As you may know the Will County Circuit Clerk’s office is closely tied with the Law Enforcement community in so many ways, and our campaign would like to show our appreciation for Local Law Enforcement and Honor those who work hard every day to keep us safe.   We will be hosting a series of 3 events throughout October 2016 called The “LAW ENFORCEMENT AWARENESS & APPRECIATION SERIES.” We’ve invited keynote speakers throughout the Will County law enforcement community to discuss the latest trends on the national stage and how that has affected us locally.  We will also discuss the latest trends that local law enforcement has been facing on a daily basis. Lastly, we will be discussing the interaction between law enforcement and the everyday citizen under various circumstances, for example, what NOT to do when you get pulled over, as well as other critical police interaction topics.  Sometimes the cultural divide is so great in the communities we serve that public may not be aware of their rights when interacting with the police.  The duty and intent of the police officer when interacting with the public is not always clear, therefore one doesn’t always know how to properly interact with police to avoid a negative encounter, etc.  The information provided in these events may come as a surprise to some folks, or perhaps if you have ever encountered law enforcement on the civilian side you might have learned certain things the hard way.  Either way, this will be a great opportunity to bridge the gap in communication between law enforcement and the communities they protect.  It would be really great if you could announce these events in the Herald News and/or perhaps attend these events and report on the topics discussed☺  We are attempting to reach out to ALL police departments and law enforcement agencies in Will County to participate, however, this is a pretty daunting task to find everyone’s email and contact.


I am running for Will County Circuit Clerk because I absolutely love Will County and I look forward to being an excellent public servant for the betterment of our citizens and for the folks who use the 12th Judicial Circuit Court in Will County.  I have lived in Will County for the past 18 year with my Union Ironworker husband and our 2 boys.  Please take a look at these events below and call me anytime if you have questions 708-935-2232.

Kindest Regards,

Marlene M. Carlson


Throughout the month of October 2016, please join The Marlene Carlson for Will County Circuit Clerk Campaign to honor our local law enforcement heroes!! We’ll be hosting “3”  events, which will be held at the following times/locations in Will County:

Tuesday October 4th  5:30-7:30pm
Cemenos Pizza, 1630 Essington Rd, Joliet, IL
(serving pizza and softdrinks)

Thursday October 13th 5:30-8:30pm
Mistwood Golf Club, Terrace Rm
1700 Renwick Rd, Romeoville
(serving hors d’oeuvres and cash bar)

Sunday October 16th  10:00am-1:00pm
New Lenox at Lions Community Cntr, 1 Manor Dr, New Lenox
(serving breakfast scrambled eggs, muffins, ham and beverages)

Enjoy each of these events at $35 per person or $55 per couple or become and event sponsor to attend all 3 events and receive sponsorship recognition at all 3 events.

Please extend this invitation to your local law enforcement friends and citizens who might like to join us in showing their appreciation for the folks that wear the badge.  Guests, sponsors and honored law enforcement officials are cordially invited to attend.

The intent of the LOCAL LAW ENFORCEMENT APPRECIATION SERIES is to thank the everyday heroes of ALL Will County law enforcement agencies who keep us safe each day. Their sacrifice to public service enables us all to build businesses and thrive as a community.

We will be honoring the following law enforcement agencies (and others) from Will County:

The Will County Sheriff’s Department
Beecher Police Department
Bolingbrook Police Department
Braidwood Police Department
Channahon Police Department
Crest Hill Police Department
Crete Police Department
Elwood Police Department
Frankfort Police Department
Joliet Police Department
Lockport Police Department
Manhattan Police Department
Mokena Police Department
Monee Police Department
New Lenox Police Department
Peotone Police Department
Plainfield Police Department
Rockdale Police Department
Romeoville Police Department
Shorewood Police Department
University Park Police Department
Wilmington Police Department

Please Click Here to Download PDF of our Flyer with the details.

Please Click Here to Purchase event tickets, become and event sponsor or to make a donation.

Thank you in advance for your help and support in getting the word out about these great events to honor our police.  If you have any questions whatsoever, please feel free to contact me anytime at 708-935-2232.

Kindest Regards,

Marlene M. Carlson
Candidate for Will County Circuit Clerk 2016

708-935-2232 MOBILE


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