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Brown's Chicken Massacre (1993)

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  • Generous owners worked hard to make a go of restaurant

    After a corporate buyout forced Richard Ehlenfeldt from his executive job, he set out to make a new beginning for his family. "He kept telling me, `I have to go into this business, John,' " a longtime neighbor, John Bruce, recalled. " `It's the only...
  • Seven massacred in Palatine

    It was dusk before they began removing the corpses from the chicken restaurant. The grim procession-seven body bags in all-confirmed the horror that had transpired inside, but it did little to satisfy the friends and mourners who kept vigil outside and...
  • Teen was always the first one to offer help

    No one had to tell James Anama at the Palatine police station that his buddy, Michael Castro, was dead. "I saw his father's face and knew," Anama said. Anama and others who knew Castro, 16, one of seven people killed at the Brown's Chicken & Pasta in...
  • Town joins roll call of tragedy

    Palatine lost its innocence long ago, somewhere in the hurly-burly after World War II. Crime came to town as the population doubled and redoubled in the decades of growth. Burglarly. Drugs. Gangs. Even the occasional ghastly murder to remind residents...
  • Brown's cook saw his job as a chance for something better

    Guadalupe Maldonado brought his family to the northwest suburbs from Mexico because, in his eyes, it was the land of opportunity. The chance for a better life for his children outweighed any fears of finding a job or encountering crime. Before...
  • Task force to head crime investigation

    Palatine has a police department with 92 employees, 69 of whom are officers. On Saturday, the department needed help. Within minutes after seven bodies were found in a Brown's Chicken & Pasta, police contacted the Cook County sheriff's police for...
  • Basketball game lets students share grief

    The band played on and the Pirates took the floor to battle Barrington High School, but against the backdrop of mass murder that claimed the life of at least two classmates it seemed a hollow facade. There was a brass marching band, pompons and screaming...
  • Massacre stymies police

    Hours before seven people were found murdered inside a Palatine restaurant, police dismissed the concerns of two families worried about workers who didn't come home, the families said Monday. Police even visited the Brown's Chicken & Pasta twice that...
  • Cool trial gets colder in Palatine massacre

    In most mass murders, there's no need for an investigation. The killer is usually dead at the scene, done in by his own hand or by a bullet from police. The massacre of seven people last weekend at Brown's Chicken & Pasta in Palatine was not like most...