Digital Access

Digital Access
Access kendallcountynow.com and all Shaw Media Illinois content from all your digital devices and receive breaking news and updates from around the area.

Home Delivery

Home Delivery
Subscribe to your local paper.

Text Alerts

Text Alerts
Get text messages on your mobile device with news, weather and more from Kendall County Now.

Email Newsletters

Email Newsletters
In our Morning Update newsletter, we'll send you a mix of our best stories and the most recent obituaries emailed directly to you Monday through Friday so you can keep up with what's happening in Kendall County.
Crime & Courts

Man charged in Oswego coach's death pleads not guilty

Nehemiah Williams drops public defender for private counsel

The Aurora man charged in connection with the hit-and-run death of an Oswego High School softball coach pleaded not guilty before a Kendall County judge Wednesday, July 25, in Yorkville.

Prosecutors say Nehemiah Williams, 38, of the 100 block of Gregory Street, Aurora, was behind the wheel of a 2006 Chrysler Pacifica when he struck Amanda Stanton, 26, of Lockport sometime on June 24 along Plainfield Road near Plainsman Court in Oswego Township.

Stanton was the head softball coach at OHS and was a math intervention specialist at Jefferson Junior High School in Naperville.

Williams is charged with failing to report an accident that resulted in personal injury or death, reckless homicide and driving with a suspended license, all felonies.

Judge Robert Pilmer told Williams at Wednesday’s hearing that he had been indicted by a grand jury on those charges.

Defense attorney Dawn Projansky of Chicago, who took over from the public defender as Williams’ defense attorney, entered a not-guilty plea for her client on all of the charges.

Pilmer set the next hearing for 9 a.m. Aug. 30 at the Kendall County Courthouse.

Pilmer had reduced Williams’ bond at a July 6 hearing from $1 million to $150,000, which was still much higher than Williams’ attorney’s request for $50,000.

Williams has not posted bond and is still in custody at the Kendall County Jail in Yorkville.

Williams is also facing a DUI charge and other charges in Kane County. He was out on bond on those charges when Stanton’s death occurred in Kendall County.

Loading more