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Brown's Chicken Massacre (1993)

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  • Jury awards Brown's Chicken killer $451K in civil rights case

    Jury awards Brown's Chicken killer $451K in civil rights case
    A federal jury awarded a man serving a life-sentence for the 1993 massacre of seven workers at a Brown’s Chicken restaurant in suburban Palatine nearly a half-million dollars in his civil rights lawsuit against a former Cook County Jail guard accused of beating him in 2002.
  • Brown's Chicken killings: 20 years ago today

    Brown's Chicken killings: 20 years ago today
    Twenty years ago today, Juan Luna and Jim Degorski entered a Brown's Chicken and Pasta restaurant in Palatine and committed one of the most awful crimes in Illinois history, killing seven people in what jurors later found to be premeditated murder....

    Jury Selection For Second Man Charged In Palatine Killings To Begin Thursday

    Jury Selection For Second Man Charged In Palatine Killings To Begin Thursday
    (WGN-AM)- With jury selection set to begin Thursday in the trial of the second of two men charged in the Brown's Chicken massacre, Palatine residents once again will confront the horrific event that focused world attention on their community. Just...

    Juror holds out, and Brown's killer is spared

    Eleven of the jurors who convicted Juan Luna of the 1993 Brown's Chicken massacre voted to sentence him to death Thursday, but his life was spared because of a lone holdout. The 12-member jury spent just two hours deliberating, then voted...

    Palatine man guilty in slaying

    A Cook County jury Friday night found a Palatine man guilty of fatally stabbing a neighbor. The jury convicted Melvin Paige, 18, of first-degree murder in the slaying of Emil Mennes, 78, on Aug. 20, 1999.The jury also found Paige guilty of residential...