Saturday, January 5, 2013
The New Year didn't start out all that great for everyone.
The New Year turned five days old today. And out of those five days, the Will County Courthouse was only open for three of them. That may not be a lot of days, but they were still action-packed and exciting. How action packed and exciting? Well, let's take a look: Are you a fan of true crime? Then come like our Facebook page.
Saturday, December 1, 2012
Quadruple-killer Christopher Vaughn getting sent to prison for the rest of his life was just one of the things going on at the Will County Courthouse this week.
Last week was a short one, with Thanksgiving Day and Thanksgiving Day II giving us a bit of a break from the courthouse. But we got right back to it Monday with the attorney for quadruple-killer Christopher Vaughn blaming the guilty verdict on Drew Peterson and Drew Peterson's lawyers, among other things. The judge didn't buy this line of reasoning and declined to call a do-over and hold a whole new trial. Then he slammed Vaughn with four life sentences. That was rough. But at least Vaughn got an early start at serving all that time, as the county packed him off to Stateville Correctional Center the very next day. But that's not all. Let's look at what else was going on down at the courthouse during the week that just ended:
Tuesday, May 24, 2011
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Moms are not supposed to get sick but last week, I did. We are just now coming off a two-week stint passing around the puke bucket, and, for as much as I try to be patient when the kids are sick, I have to admit I'm not pleasant when I am. Acquired first by the eldest, this unnameable, unknowable and extremely disgusting virus we shared caused a host of symptoms—all of them, actually—from fevers and body aches to respiratory problems and digestive disturbances. When it was my turn, I lay on the couch alternating between seven blankets and episodes of sweating that would give the menopausal pause, and in my fever-induced delirium I devised a plan for next time Mom is unable to perform. With vision blurred by sinus pain reminiscent of …