Wednesday, September 12, 2012
Prison bound Drew Peterson fired arguably the most effective attorney on his defense team.
Less than a week after going down for murder in the most sensational criminal case in the state's history, Drew Peterson fired one of the top attorneys on his legal team. "Apparently I've been fired," said defense attorney Steve Greenberg. "I've been discharged," Greenberg said. "I've been terminated." Greenberg said he got a signed notice from Peterson Tuesday. He also said he received a letter from lead attorney Joel Brodsky warning him not to publicly comment about the case. "I'm not going to comment on incompetence," Greenberg said. Greenberg and co-counsel Joseph "Shark" Lopez appeared to have Peterson's case well in hand, as Judge Edward Burmila consistently thwarted prosecutors' attempts to get evidence and testimony before the jury…
Sunday, January 22, 2012
Lifetime debuted "Drew Peterson: Untouchable" last night. What did you think?
Now's not the time to awkwardly deny you watch Lifetime movies, not when the channel's most recent flick was about Bolingbrook's own, Drew Peterson. Lifetime debuted "Drew Peterson: Untouchable" last night. The film stars Rob Lowe as Peterson, the disgraced ex-Bolingbrook cop who is accused of killing his third wife, Kathleen Savio, in March 2004. The movie has been in the works for nearly a year and is based off of Shorewood Patch Editor Joseph Hosey's book Fatal Vows: The Tragic Wives of Drew Peterson. Patch movie critic Dave Wilson said the movie "remains true to the real-life saga, which is a relief." He goes on: After all, you can’t get much weirder than what we can only imagine really happened to Drew’s third and fourth wives. Rob …
Friday, January 6, 2012
Your vote could help make a world of difference for students in Bolingbrook's Valley View School District.
It was Benjamin Franklin who once said, "If we do not hang together, we shall surely hang separately." I know you're not from Bolingbrook, but Bolingbrook sure needs your help. The Frohns, longtime residents of Bolingbrook, are among 24 national finalists for Patch's Deck the House contest. What's at stake? A lot, actually. If the Frohns receive the most votes by Sunday, Jan. 8, the Valley View School District will get $100,000 for local students. Now we know your kids don't attend any of Valley View's schools. But the Frohns are the only Illinois candidate. And during these cash-strapped times we live in, anyone can realize the enormous effect $100,000 can have on a child's education. Please take a moment to vote for the Frohns and help…
Saturday, November 5, 2011
Don't forget to change your clocks as we fall back and gain an hour.
It's that time of the year to "fall back." Daylight Saving Time will end Sunday, Nov. 6. at 2 a.m., at which point it will become 1 a.m. CST. Remember to change your clocks Saturday night so as to not arrive one hour early to everything on Sunday, and enjoy the extra hour of sleep! According to the The National Institute of Standards and Technology: Daylight Saving Time, or DST, is the period of the year when clocks are moved one hour ahead. In the United States, this has the effect of creating more sunlit hours in the evening during months when the weather is the warmest. We advance our clocks ahead one hour at the beginning of DST, and move them back one hour ("spring forward, fall back") when we return to Standard Time (ST). The …
Wednesday, August 17, 2011
Amanda Mancke says she will adhere to strong conservative fiscal ideals
Amanda Mancke, an Oswego Republican, said Wednesday she would be running for the 49th Illinois Senate seat. Mancke most recently lost her bid to become a village trustee in Oswego, losing by 17 votes to incumbent Trustee Terry Michels. The Yorkville High School Spanish teacher said if elected, she would adhere to strong conservative fiscal ideals and advocate living within the state's means. "Our state is spending too much money," she said. "We have serious fiscal issues. I know I can be part of the solution." Mancke said she is particularly interested in education policy. "Our education system must produce students who are better prepared to compete in our global economy. Together we can [find] new ways of finding and retaining good …
Tuesday, July 5, 2011
Several new laws take effect this month. Here's a rundown of what you need to know.
Tuesday, July 5, 2011
SPRINGFIELD — Illinois newest laws cover the spectrum from death to taxes to antifreeze. Illinois became the 16th state to abolish the death penalty, beginning Friday. Jeremy Schroeder, executive director of the Illinois Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty, a grassroots organization that pushed for the abolition of the state's death penalty since 1976, said Gov. Pat Quinn, who signed the bill into law in March, ordered life sentences for anyone on death row, including defendants in a handful of death penalty cases statewide. "It's certainly kind of a sad waste of taxpayer money, knowing that those people aren't going to be placed on death row," Schroeder said. However, the law’s effective date likely will go unnoticed, he added. "…
Monday, June 20, 2011
Whether you're looking for farm-fresh produce or hand-crafted jewelry, these farmers markets have it all.
The Promenade's Farmers Market WHAT: Visitors to the Promenade can find everything from pastas and salsa to gourmet olive oil and farm-fresh produce from the market's more than 30 vendors. The market also coincides with the free Main Street summer concert series, allowing visitors to enjoy a festive atmosphere, as well as non-food vendors every second Thursday of each month. WHEN: 4 to 8 p.m. every Thursday through Oct. 13 WHERE: Parking lot at The Promenade Bolingbrook, 631 E. Boughton Road MORE INFO: Call Mary at (630) 779-6438 or email email@example.com Channahon Farmers Market WHAT: The market boasts produce, fresh pork products and more. Cliff’s Market returns for another year with seasoned meats that you will be craving …
Friday, April 15, 2011
Check out the top stories for Friday, April 15.
Check out these stories from Patch sites in your area: Bolingbrook Cops Arrested After Melee at Peoria Strip Club Argonne Shows Girls the Science Behind Careers in Research What Students Said About District 68's Cafeteria Food
Tuesday, March 8, 2011
Check out the top stories in your area.
Check out these stories from Patch sites in your area: Photo Gallery: New Fountaindale Opens its Doors to the Public Drew Peterson's Cop Kid Bids to Win Back Badge More Than 30 Ticketed for Stopping Too Close to Railroad Tracks North Central Students Help Others Through Taxing Times
Wednesday, February 23, 2011
Check out the top stories in your area.
Check out the top stories in your area: District 203 Responds to Counselor Being Charged; Tax Abatement Approved Fitness Hearing Set For Triple Murder Suspect New VVSD Chief: Current School System Needs an Overhaul Hultgren Committee Appointments Could Mean Progress on Metra Stop Lemont Grapples with Faltering Economy