Evergreen Park family says village trustee, police officer harassed them, yet village, mayor did nothing about it

By Scott Holland | Jul 21, 2015


An Evergreen Park village trustee and police officer, as well as the village and its mayor, have all been sued over two years of harassment to which the trustee and police officer allegedly subjected an Evergreen Park family, without apology or corrective action from the village.

Keith and Barbara Krummick and their two minor daughters filed a complaint July 16 in federal court in Chicago. In addition to the village, named defendants are Mayor James Sexton, police officer Daniel T. McKeown Jr. and trustee Daniel F. McKeown. Officer McKeown and the Krummicks are neighbors.

On May 19, Trustee McKeown was convicted of disorderly conduct stemming from a two-year period of harassment of the Krummicks. That was followed by Officer McKeown’s resignation from the police department “under a shadow of disciplinary proceedings” linked to his misconduct, the complaint alleges. They further assert Sext