| Jun 15, 2008
Graduations are held at Miss Porter's School and Ethel Walker. Avon officials trim their budget. And Simsbury cops find a roasting chicken along roadway with a pipe bomb stuffed inside.
Here is a round-up of some of the news stories from Farmington...
| Jan 17, 2010
With the election of an African-American president, some people thought this country had suddenly become "post-racial." Well, hardly. A new book quotes Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid as saying that America was ready for a president like Barack Obama...
| Nov 28, 2009
| 10:49 AM
( WGN-AM)- Four people have been charged after authorities discovered that dozens of bodies had been dug up at the historic Burr Oak Cemetery in Alsip and the grave sites illegally resold.
Each was charged with one count of dismembering a human body, a...
| Jul 10, 2009
| 5:11 AM
(WGN-AM)- The four cemetery employees charged in the alleged scheme to dig up bodies and illegally resell their grave sites have been moved into a special section of Cook County Jail to avoid serious injury from other inmates, Sheriff Tom Dart said this...
| Jul 10, 2009
| 9:23 AM
(WGN-AM)- It wasn't until early Friday morning that Simeon Wright, the cousin of civil rights icon Emmett Till, learned that his relative's former casket had been tossed aside, neglected and rusted in a back storage room at Burr Oak Cemetery in Alsip....
| Jul 11, 2009
| 1:53 PM
ALSIP, Ill. -- Thousands of relatives hoping to find their loved ones showed up Saturday as officials exhumed one grave in a cemetery where four former employees are accused of digging up and dumping hundreds of bodies in a scheme to resell plots.
| Jul 14, 2009
| 2:23 PM
(WGN-AM)- Officials at Burr Oak Cemetery planned to sell plots to people wishing to be buried near the casket of Emmett Till and his family for up to $22,000, authorities said.
During the investigation into Burr Oak, officials discovered fliers in an...
| Feb 16, 2010
| 12:02 PM
Simeon Wright was only 12 when his teenage cousin, Emmett Till, was kidnapped from Wright's Mississippi home on August 28, 1955. A witness to the events leading up to and following that dreadful night, Wright saw his cousin's violent murder become a...
| Feb 24, 2010
FOUNTAIN'S 20th ANNIVERSARY SEASON opens with the WEST COAST PREMIERE of "THE BALLAD OF EMMETT TILL" in celebration of Black History Month . The Ballad of Emmett Till - Part history, part mystery and part ghost story, Ifa Bayeza's lyrical integration of...