A woman has been charged with aggravated battery and ordered held on a $25,000 bond after she allegedly used a stun gun on a CTA bus driver Friday night in the Austin neighborhood on the West Side.
Iesah James | photo from Chicago Police
Iesah James, 30, of the 3100 block of West Arthington, faces two felony counts of aggravated battery to a transit employee, according to a statement from Chicago Police.
Shortly after 11 p.m., James threw a rock at the 49-year-old man driving the bus in the 700 block of North Austin, police said. The rock hit the man in the shoulder and she then used a Taser on the bus driver, striking him under the arm causing “redness and soreness.”
The bus driver refused medical attention, a police source said.
James “became enraged” when the bus passed her stop, according to a police report.
On Sunday, James was ordered held on a $25,000 bond, according to the Cook County Sheriff’s office. She is next scheduled to appear in court Friday.
NOTICE OF HEARING
Pursuant to International Constitution and General Laws, Section 12.5, Discipline: LU Members, a hearing will be held in charges against the following Members and former Members of Local 241: Michael Barron, Mary Beard, Michael Fairchild, Carlos A. Harris, Vern Hodges, Reuben Johnson, Cedric Jones, Ernest Jones, III, Venita Jones, Ruth Latson, Fredrick McClure, Kevin Mitchell, Herman Reyes, Dwayne Savage, Nathanial Scurlock, Michael Seaton, Gus Stevens, Michael E. Taylor, Lonnie Walker, Michael Wallace, and Michael A. Williams.
The charges allege that the above-named parties engaged in serious misconduct while serving as Executive Board Members of Local 241 in violation of the International Constitution, Local 241’s Bylaws, the policies of the ATU and generally accepted practices. At the hearing the charged parties will have the full opportunity to present evidence and examine and cross examine witnesses.
The hearing will commence on Monday, September 8, 2014, at 9:30 a.m. in the Conference Room on the 14th Floor of 20 South Clark Street in Chicago, Illinois. The hearings will be open to Local 241 members as space permits.
July 3, 2014 Supreme Court Ruling on Health Insurance Benefits
On July 3, 2014, the Illinois Supreme Court decided appeals in a group of cases with the heading Kanerva et al. v. Weems et al. This decision was not a decision on the pending case involving the CTA Retirement Plan and Retiree Health Care Trust, which is entitled Matthews et al. v. Retirement Plan for Chicago Transit Employees et al.
In the Matthews case, all of the parties have asked the Supreme Court of Illinois to change some aspect of the opinion of the Court of Appeals, and the Supreme Court has not yet decided whether to hear these appeals.
There is currently no ruling that requires the CTA Retirement Plan or Retiree Health Care Trust to make any changes to the current health care benefits of CTA retirees.
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