| Oct 31, 2011
| 2:51 PM
CHICAGO, Illinois -- The convicted ringleader of the macabre Burr Oak Cemetery burial plot-reselling scheme turned herself in today to begin serving her 12-year prison sentence, authorities said.
Carolyn Towns, 51, of Blue Island, pleaded guilty in...
| Feb 15, 2011
Q: Vanilla versus French vanilla. Explain, please!
—Tracey Thomas, San Francisco
A: Vanilla bean varieties are often named for where they're grown, like Madagascar, Tahiti and Mexico. That's not the case with French vanilla. The name refers not to...
| Aug 3, 2011
| 1:46 PM
The latest heat wave is partially responsible for the deaths of two men, officials said today.
Their deaths pushes up the number of heat-related deaths since May to 18, officials said.
Charles Redmon, 56, of the 1200 block of West 103rd Street, died...
| Dec 27, 2011
A disability van that was stolen from a south suburban Harvey woman has turned up at the Robbins Police Department. Her collapsible wheelchair, however, was not inside
Andrea Florenz, 50, reported Friday that her specially-equipped van had been stolen....
| Apr 15, 2012
| 11:27 AM
Three Chicago teens have been charged with burglary in Crestwood after police from eight suburban departments and Cook County pursued them Friday afternoon.
Someone called police about a home burglary in the 5000 block of West 137th Street in Crestwood...
| Apr 16, 2010
| 11:27 AM
On March 22nd, 2010, Scott Zemnick and Amy Robbins-Zemnick purchased the residence at 2214 N. Seminary Ave. in Chicago, Illinois. The Zemnicks purchased the residence for $1,200,000.
Scott Zemnick is an attorney with Kirkland & Ellis, LLP, an...
| Jul 13, 2009
| 10:29 AM
(WGN-AM)- FBI officials said today that they held out little hope of identifying the remains of all of the bodies found at Burr Oak Cemetery as they began the arduous process of tracking down desecrated graves this morning.
The FBI set up a mobile...
| Jul 14, 2009
| 5:17 AM
(WGN-AM)- FBI officials said Monday they held out little hope of identifying the remains of all of the bodies found at Burr Oak Cemetery as they began the arduous process of tracking down desecrated graves and locating possibly hundreds of bodies that...
| Jul 23, 2009
| 3:09 PM
(WGN-AM)- Maurice Dailey, one of four people charged in the desecration of Burr Oak Cemetery in Alsip, is expected to bond out of Cook County Jail about 6 p.m. Thursday, a spokesman for the Cook County Sheriff said.
Dailey's wife arrived at the jail this...
| Aug 6, 2009
| 8:29 PM
(WGN-AM)- Additional charges were announced today against four former workers at Burr Oak Cemetery accused of digging up as many as 300 bodies, dumping the remains in an isolated area and reselling the grave sites.
Former cemetery manager Carolyn Towns,...