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  • Theatre review: 'The Ballad of Emmett Till' at the Fountain Theatre

    Theatre review: 'The Ballad of Emmett Till' at the Fountain Theatre
  • Legal eagles, criminals and victims

    Legal eagles, criminals and victims Salvatore "Bill" Bonanno, 75; oldest son of the late New York crime boss Joe Bonanno and author of a book about growing up in a Mafia family (Jan. 1) Christian Brando, 49; son of acting legend Marlon Brando who was...
  • Unfinished business

    TWO WEEKS AGO, the House of Representatives voted 422 to 2 to pass a bill called the Emmett Till Unsolved Civil Rights Crime Act. It would authorize up to $13.5 million a year in new federal spending for investigations into "cold case" killings like...
  • Estimated 300 bodies displaced in Burr Oak Cemetery scheme

    Estimated 300 bodies displaced in Burr Oak Cemetery scheme
    ( 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...
  • Graduations Well Under Way; Simsbury Cops Find Pipe Bomb

    Graduations Well Under Way; Simsbury Cops Find Pipe Bomb
    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...
  • Suspects Charged In Burr Oak Plot Receiving Protection In Jail

    (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...
  • Emmett Till's Casket Found In Burr Oak Storage Area

    Emmett Till's Casket Found In Burr Oak Storage Area
    (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....
  • Cops: Cemetery Workers Dug Up Bodies, Resold Plots

    Cops: Cemetery Workers Dug Up Bodies, Resold Plots
    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. One...
  • Burr Oak Planned to Sell $22,000 Plots Near Till Family

    (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...
  • Jackson: Obama's place in movement

     
    by Rick Pearson The Rev. Jesse Jackson says the anticipated nomination of Sen. Barack Obama as the Democratic presidential candidate represents a crowning achievement for the civil rights movement as well as an "I-told-you-so" moment in the history of...
  • Rep. Dingell sets House longevity record

     
    Rep. John Dingell, D-Mich., with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, left, and former President Bill Clinton, share a laugh at a Capitol Hill ceremony honoring Dingell (AP Photo/Lawrence Jackson) by Frank James "Change" was the rallying cry of last year's......