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Suburban School District Closes 19 Schools Over Heat

Posted 11.02.2011 | Chicago

High temperatures have caused a west suburban school district to cancel Friday classes in 19 un-air conditioned elementary schools in Naperville, Boli...

Court Tosses Hearsay Against Ill. Cop Charged In Ex-Wife's Slay

Patch | Joseph Hosey | Posted 09.26.2011 | Crime

Whether or not Drew Peterson's dead third wife predicted he would kill her, or his missing fourth wife confided in a divorce attorney that he committe...

How to Know the Real State of the Union: By Reading the State-of-the-Village Speeches

David Murray | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David Murray

America's mayors, in their annual state of the village speeches at local libraries, chambers of commerce and community centers, are compelled to keep it real.

Cops: Teen Who Drove SUV Into House Was Drunk, Wild

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Early last Saturday morning, 17-year-old Luis Benito drove his SUV through the wall of a Bolingbrook apartment, crushing and killing Josefina Prospero...

SUV Crashes Through Wall, Killing Sleeping Woman

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Some details of the incident remain murky: was there alcohol involved? Did the young driver try to run? Where was he going? But the outline of the tr...

Drew Peterson Trial: Pathologist Says Kathleen Savio Was Murdered

Chicago Breaking News | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Kathleen Savio's 2004 bathtub drowning death was murder, a state-hired pathologist testified Friday, in part because he believed injuries to the front...

Sgt Bryan Falat On Kathleen Savio Murder: 'Disgusted' By How Investigation Was Handled

Chicago Breaking News | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

A state police investigator testified today that he questioned Drew Peterson and his fourth wife Stacy about the death of Kathleen Savio and did not b...

Drew Peterson Case: Drew Offered Co-Worker $25,000 To Kill Kathleen Savio, His Third Wife

Chicago Breaking News | January 28, 2010 1:43 PM | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

A co-worker testified today that Drew Peterson offered him $25,000 to kill his third wife. Jeffrey Pachter, 35, said the offer came up in the winte...

Drew Peterson Trial: Public Blocked As Pastor Testifies

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

A Will County judge closed the courtroom to the public and media Tuesday during day five of the Drew Peterson hearsay evidentiary hearing--as lawyers ...

Drew Peterson Trial: Stacy Told Neighbors Drew Would Kill Her

Chicago Sun-Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

A week before she disappeared, Stacy Peterson told her next-door neighbor that her cop husband, Drew Peterson, is "going to kill me," the neighbor tes...

Cop: Mistakes Were Made In Savio's Death Investigation

Chicago Breaking News | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

A retired Illinois state police sergeant admitted there were numerous shortcomings in his investigation that concluded the death of Drew Peterson's th...

Drew Peterson Case: As Trial Begins, Prosecutor Wants To Use Hearsay | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Will County State's Attorney James Glascow hopes to convince Judge Stephen White that statements made by Stacy and Kathleen should be admissible in co...

Homecoming Procession For 22-Year-Old Fort Hood Victim (PHOTOS)

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

On the same day Army Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan was charged with 13 counts of murder in the killing of a dozen of his fellow soldiers, one of the victims ...

Has the Drew Peterson-Kathleen Savio Story Awakened Will County Politicians and Law Enforcement?

David Murray | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
David Murray

For four months I explored how authorities in Bolingbrook, Will County, and at the Illinois State Police managed to let a screaming woman slip silently through the cracks. So why couldn't I tear myself away from a week-old Sports Illustrated to watch the Drew Peterson arrest coverage?

Drew Peterson Case: Stolen Police Files Reportedly Detail Investigation (VIDEO)

Huffington Post | Tim Taliaferro | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Sensitive information relating to the case prosecutors are building against Drew Peterson were stolen from an Illinois State Police car, photocopied a...

What's New in Bolingbrook? Not Much

David Murray | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
David Murray

For a community whose motto is "a place to grow," nothing in Bolingbrook ever seems to change.

U.S. Mayors: Groping for Hope in the Grip of Reality

David Murray | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
David Murray

It was Napoleon who said, "A leader is a dealer in hope." Well, we know how things turned out for Napoleon.