| Nov 29, 2011
| 11:51 AM
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,...
| Dec 12, 2011
| 9:45 AM
Here's another $10,000 wager for which Mitt Romney won't find many takers: We bet the public is disappointed with the choices for president of the United States in 2012. That's a pretty remarkable circumstance given that the general election is still...
| Mar 11, 2012
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...
| Jun 28, 2011
| 2:00 AM
On weekday mornings, I'll post the most controversial, shocking and (of course) ridiculous stories for your reading pleasure. That way, when you walk into work, you'll be the master of witty conversation.
• A flake mistake? Bachmann mixes...
| Aug 16, 2011
| 1:59 PM
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...
| Oct 13, 2011
| 4:08 AM
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...
| Jan 12, 2013
| 5:14 PM
The Cook County sheriff's office is one step closer to searching a Northwest Side apartment building where serial killer John Wayne Gacy may have buried bodies or other evidence, a sheriff's spokesman said today.
The Cook County state's attorney's office...
| 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...
| Jul 26, 2012
| 2:35 PM
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...
| Jul 27, 2012
| 1:21 PM
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,...
| Aug 21, 2012
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...