| Jan 22, 2013
| 12:26 PM
Woe to Edgar Allan Poe. In life, the writer was ill-served by fortune: orphaned as a toddler, an indebted college dropout, Poe moved often, usually to dodge creditors. His beloved wife (and, um, first cousin) died in the Bronx at age 24; two years later...
| Mar 21, 2013
The Joliet Diocese readily admitted that David Rudofski was sexually abused during his first confession at St. Mary Catholic Church in Mokena. It offered him an in-person apology from the bishop and more than six times his annual salary in the hope of...
| Oct 25, 2012
| 12:53 PM
WGN's Larry Potash tells us about a new development in the investigation of one of John Wayne Gacy's victims.
| Oct 26, 2012
| 4:56 AM
Though Sherry Marino has been visiting a grave that was supposed to contain her son’s remains for more than three decades, she knew in her heart he was not there – that Michael was not, as the authorities told her, body No. 14 from the home of...
| Oct 26, 2012
| 6:23 AM
John Wayne Gacy murdered 33 young men and boys in the late 1970's; but one boy previously identified as a Gacy victim has been removed from that list, thanks to new DNA evidence.
Michael Marino was reported missing 36 years ago this week.
A body was...
| Nov 1, 2012
| 7:15 PM
The nephew of serial killer John Wayne Gacy tearfully declared his innocence to a McHenry County judge Thursday and sought to distance himself from his notorious uncle before his sentencing for the sexual assault of a 12-year-old girl.
Judge Joseph P....
| Nov 11, 2012
| 8:07 PM
If you only know Walter Jacobson in his current incarnation — co-anchoring the 6 p.m. news on WBBM-Ch. 2 with his longtime colleague/pal Bill Kurtis — you do not know Walter Jacobson at all and cannot appreciate what a long and distinguished...
| Apr 3, 2013
| 9:36 AM
It's easy enough to see Yannis Pappas for free. The Brooklyn-born comedian has performed widely onstage and on TV, but two of his most prolific acts are characters who star in YouTube videos: Greek restaurant owner (and chain-smoking video blogger) Mr....
| Jun 27, 2011
| 7:37 PM
No one can carry water for the GOP and suck up to conservatives like Sean Hannity. And Monday night, he was at the top of his game "interviewing" the GOP's hottest candidate, Michele Bachmann, while mending the 24-hour rift between her and Fox News....
| Mar 17, 2011
John Wayne Gacy is one of America's most notorious serial killers. He is responsible for killing 33 young men and boys. But many investigators say they believe there are more victims out there. A former Chicago Police detective says he thinks he knows...
| Mar 18, 2011
| 4:41 AM
John Wayne Gacy, one of America's most notorious serial killers, was responsible for killing 33 young men and boys. But some investigators say they believe there are more victims, and a former Chicago Police detective says he thinks he knows where and...