| Jan 27, 2013
A spectacular fire last week that destroyed two Bridgeport warehouses was a dramatic reminder of the city's long history battling fires. Flashback was reminded — with the help of its readers — of three similar warehouse and industrial blazes...
| Jan 11, 2013
| 2:48 PM
A Darien man charged with killing a man who was dating his former girlfriend must appear in court for his arraignment, and he won’t get to appear in street clothes, a DuPage County judge ruled today.
Joseph Spitalli, 34, will be wearing his orange...
| Apr 23, 2013
| 10:21 PM
Johnny Borizov so despised his ex-girlfriend's family that he told her he wanted to see them "in body bags," the woman testified at the outset of Borizov's trial in the slayings of her parents and brother.
Angela Kramer was the main witness heard...
| Jul 15, 2013
| 7:30 PM
In a crowded DuPage County courtroom Monday, Angela Kramer vowed to go on with her life.
She said so minutes before a judge handed down a life sentence for Johnny Borizov — her former boyfriend and father of their son — who was convicted...
| Mar 17, 2013
| 5:36 PM
When the DuPage County courts began experimenting with cameras last fall, courthouse observers predicted that the trial of Johnny Borizov, accused of killing three members of a Darien family, would likely be the first major trial in the area to feature...
| May 10, 2013
| 5:19 PM
Johnny Borizov’s day in court Friday ended the same way it began — with rebukes from the judge overseeing his trial on charges that he planned the 2010 murders of a Darien family and convinced a friend to carry out the crime.
When the Willows...
| Aug 12, 2013
| 8:30 PM
The good deeds Jacob Nodarse performed after he murdered three people could not diminish the awful crime, a DuPage County judge said Monday before sentencing the former auto mechanic to 75 years in prison.
"For the terrifying minutes you spent inside...
| Jun 12, 2013
| 4:21 PM
A man fatally shot his wife and two daughters before turning the gun on himself near Darien Tuesday, according to officials.
The shootings took place in the 500 block of Oldfield Road in DuPage County near Darien. The deaths are believed to have been...
| Aug 8, 2013
| 12:16 PM
The key witness in the region’s first-ever televised trial also will face cameras during his sentencing hearing next week, a DuPage County judge ruled today.
Judge Daniel Guerin agreed to allow a photographer and video camera at Monday’s...
| May 15, 2013
| 5:16 AM
A jury in DuPage County took about 21/2 hours Tuesday to find a Willow Springs man guilty of orchestrating the murders of three members of a Darien family in 2010.
Johnny Borizov, 31, was found guilty of murder and solicitation in the slayings of...
| Jun 13, 2013
| 5:17 AM
DuPage County authorities are trying to make sense of a shocking tableau of death found in a house near Darien, after the coroner's office determined a man's wife and daughters were shot in homicides and the man killed himself.
David Andrus, 50, shot...