Saturday, January 5, 2013
The New Year didn't start out all that great for everyone.
The New Year turned five days old today. And out of those five days, the Will County Courthouse was only open for three of them. That may not be a lot of days, but they were still action-packed and exciting. How action packed and exciting? Well, let's take a look: Are you a fan of true crime? Then come like our Facebook page.
Saturday, December 1, 2012
Quadruple-killer Christopher Vaughn getting sent to prison for the rest of his life was just one of the things going on at the Will County Courthouse this week.
Last week was a short one, with Thanksgiving Day and Thanksgiving Day II giving us a bit of a break from the courthouse. But we got right back to it Monday with the attorney for quadruple-killer Christopher Vaughn blaming the guilty verdict on Drew Peterson and Drew Peterson's lawyers, among other things. The judge didn't buy this line of reasoning and declined to call a do-over and hold a whole new trial. Then he slammed Vaughn with four life sentences. That was rough. But at least Vaughn got an early start at serving all that time, as the county packed him off to Stateville Correctional Center the very next day. But that's not all. Let's look at what else was going on down at the courthouse during the week that just ended:
Sunday, May 8, 2011
Poem by P. Dailing, song by L. Tureaud.
Happy Day to my dear Mom, A graceful lady with aplomb. You’ve always been as sweet as honey. (Thanks, but no, I’m good on money) Nice and kind and good and true, All these words describe just you. You make a poor boy feel wealthy. (No, I swear I’m eating healthy.) You cared for me with love most real, Bandaged my knees so scrapes would heal. When I would cry, you left no tears to show. (Don’t tell that story, it was 14 years ago!) You’re always smart and very funny. (I said that I was good on money.) You taught me how to read and walk. (Mother, please, I’m trying to talk.) Your words are wise and thought-provoking. (Mom, it’s been years since I quit smoking.) With you on my side, I’m never alone. Now please put Dad back on the phone. …