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  • Bachmann wishes Elvis happy birthday on anniversary of his death

    Bachmann wishes Elvis happy birthday on anniversary of his death
    It may not be a question of life and death. Actually, it really is a question of life and death. Rep. Michele Bachmann, who received a lot of unfavorable press for comments that some claimed mixed up movie icon John Wayne with serial killer John Wayne...
  • Sheriff: Gacy victim identified through DNA

    Sheriff: Gacy victim identified through DNA
    Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart announced this morning that a previously unidentified victim of serial killer John Wayne Gacy has been identified through DNA. Using DNA technology that has only been available in recent years as well as other identifiers,...
  • Mike Kelley's art students remember their mentor with fondness

    Mike Kelley's art students remember their mentor with fondness
    In 1992, the acerbic polymath Mike Kelley took a teaching position at Pasadena's Art Center College of Design. With his midcareer retrospective, "Catholic Tastes," set to show at the Whitney the next year, Kelley was a freshly minted art star, embarking...
  • Old crimes, new criminal investigation tools

    Old crimes, new criminal investigation tools
    That we’re writing about John Wayne Gacy nearly two decades after he was executed is a testament to how scientific advances can breathe new life into a story. In the late 1970s, when authorities were trying to identify Gacy’s 33 victims, they...
  • Gacy nephew takes stand in sex abuse trial

    Gacy nephew takes stand in sex abuse trial
    A relative of John Wayne Gacy told a McHenry County jury today that he did not sexually abuse a 12-year-old girl in 2011. Raymond M. Kasper, 49, a nephew of the infamous serial killer, took the witness stand to refute charges of predatory sexual...
  • Gacy nephew convicted of sex assault of 12-year-old girl

    Gacy nephew convicted of sex assault of 12-year-old girl
    Raymond Kasper, the nephew of serial killer John Wayne Gacy, was convicted in McHenry County today of sexually assaulting a 12-year-old girl, even though she denied the attacks from the witness stand. A jury took three hours to find Kasper, of Marengo,...
  • The world of incoming college freshman, and other talkable stories

    The world of incoming college freshman, and other talkable stories
    Talk stories make you call a friend, tap a co-worker on the shoulder or send an email to a buddy: “Hey, did you see that story in the Tribune about the guy who stole Steve Jobs’ iPad?” Or the one about the historical marker installed...
  • Files reveal depth of abuses at Joliet Diocese

    Files reveal depth of abuses at Joliet Diocese
    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...
  • 'Devil You Know' series examines John Wayne Gacy killings

    'Devil You Know' series examines John Wayne Gacy killings
    Investigation Discovery's "Devil You Know" this week looks into another aspect of Chicago-area serial killer John Wayne Gacy: How his actions affected those who loved him. Gacy, a successful Des Plaines businessman and community volunteer who performed...
  • Twist in Gacy killings: Mom says DNA proves victim not son

    Twist in Gacy killings: Mom says DNA proves victim not son
    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...
  • Gacy nephew gets 24 years for child sex assault

    Gacy nephew gets 24 years for child sex assault
    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....