Kendall County Judge Robert Pilmer last month sentenced 43-year-old Jody Skowronski, of Chicago, to eight years in prison for leading police in Plano on a high-speed chase in August of 2019. According to the Kendall County State's Attorney's Office, Skowronski pleaded guilty to charges of aggravated fleeing and attempting to elude police in October last year.
In August of 2019, a Plano police officer tried to pull over Skowronski for an alleged traffic violation. Skowronski drove away at a high rate of speed through a residential area and ignored several stop signs and traffic. Skowronski then attempted to drive through a bean field and eventually tried to flee on foot.
At the time, Skowronski's driver's license was suspended and revoked for seven different reasons including driving under the influence and aggravated fleeing and eluding a peace officer. He had just been placed on parole and released from prison hours before the chase with Plano police.
The Kendall County State's Attorney's Office says in a statement that Skowronski is a 17-time convicted felon.
According to Illinois law, Skowronski will have to serve at least fifty percent of his sentence and will then be placed on parole.
Kendall County State's Attorney Eric Weis says that Skowronski has shown ultimate disrespect for the law and the safety of Kendall County citizens. Weis thanked the Plano Police Department for helping to keep dangerous driver's like Skowronski off the roads.