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John Wayne Gacy

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  • 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,...
  • For GOP voters, a $10,000 question

    For GOP voters, a $10,000 question
    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...
  • 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...
  • Tuesday morning talkers: Bachmann mixes up John Wayne and John Wayne Gacy

    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. Articles  • A flake mistake? Bachmann mixes...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • County closer to new Gacy victim search

    County closer to new Gacy victim search
    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...
  • Woe is Poe: The TV show 'The Following' loses its literary grip

    Woe is Poe: The TV show 'The Following' loses its literary grip
    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...
  • 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...