Saturday, April 6, 2013
A roundup of the most-read stories from March 31 to April 6.
Woman Screams After Waking to Intruder in Cowboy Hat published April 1. Grazie! Banquets Building up for Auction published April 3. Des Plaines Panera Gets Makeover published April 2. Cops Arrest Man Accused of Maine Township Burglaries published April 2. D-207 Cuts Deal with Maine West Coach Fired in Hazing Case published April 2. Find Patch on Facebook and click the like button.
Monday, April 1, 2013
A woman in an apartment in unincorporated Des Plaines found a male intruder in her bedroom Sunday morning, the Cook County Sheriff’s Office stated.
Screams echoed from a Des Plaines apartment bedroom when a woman awoke and saw a male intruder early Sunday morning, the Cook County Sheriff’s Office stated on Monday. The woman’s roommate, who lives on the 9000 block of Kennedy Drive in unincorporated Des Plaines, called 9-1-1 immediately, police stated, after hearing the woman scream when she discovered the intruder at approximately 4:45 a.m. on March 31. The intruder, described as a white male subject, clean-shaven, 30-40 years old, 5-foot 10-inches tall, wearing a white cowboy hat, a white jacket and white shoes, fled the apartment through the front door, the Cook County Sheriff’s Office stated, after the woman screamed. The man likely entered the apartment through a window, police …
Thursday, January 31, 2013
Convicted killer John Wayne Gacy’s lifestyle, criminal activity, methods and more — and law enforcement’s efforts to identify victims — were summarized by Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart on Jan. 29.
Cook County Sheriff Thomas Dart gave a presentation on the John Wayne Gacy case and his office’s recent efforts to identify previously-unknown victims at the City Club of Chicago on Tuesday. Sheriff Dart shared many details about Gacy’s life, how he preyed on his victims, how he committed the killings and what he did with the remains. Gacy craved attention, Dart said, threw big neighborhood parties, and volunteered to dress up as a clown at parties. One method Gacy used to lure victims into his car, Dart said, was to wear a black leather jacket, show a badge, tell them he was an undercover agent and needed to speak with them. Dart explained how modern technology expands law enforcement’s ability to solve cold cases. Dart said dental …
Tuesday, July 3, 2012
Injuries to children accounted for 40 percent of those in study.
Independence Day celebrations will take place across the U.S. on Wednesday, but, for some, festivities will be abruptly ended by a visit to the emergency room. There were an estimated 8,600 fireworks-related injuries in 2010, and 8,800 in 2009, according to studies completed by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission. Injuries caused by fireworks occur most frequently between the middle of June and the middle of July, according to the commission. Injuries to children under 15 years old accounted for approximately 40 percent of the injuries for one month between June and July 2010. Bottle rockets can cause eyelid lacerations, corneal abrasions, retinal detachment, optic nerve damage, rupture of the eyeball and complete blindness, …