May 9, 2012 + CAPITOLFAX.COM
A local Democratic contender for a new Illinois House of Representatives seat is facing a domestic battery charge. Natalie Manley, a Joliet accountant and candidate in the 98th District race, was arrested Tuesday by Joliet police at her home in the 3100 block of Ingalls Avenue. Police said the arrest stemmed from a dispute Manley had with her 21-year-old daughter.
The younger woman reportedly told police she had lost her cell phone and was unable to let her mother know she would be home late. When the 21-year-old did return to the apartment she shares with Manley at around 2 a.m. Tuesday, police said she was attacked by her mother, who “punched, kicked, knocked her to the ground, struck her in the face [and] hit her with a set of keys.”