Wednesday, March 13, 2013
If you've got wit, add your caption to Patch's weekly comic challenge and win a personalized print.
Are you blessed with insight and good humor? Or just bored today? Share your wit with your neighbors by entering Patch's comic caption challenge. Just add your dialogue for today's comic in the comment section of this post. Our only requirement is that you keep it clean! At week's end, we'll pick the winning punchline based on how many of us here at Patch giggle and smile at your contribution. The user who produces the winning punchline will get a personalized proof of the comic, with the winning words and a credit line, from cartoonist Chuck Ingwersen and Patch. Congratulations to Suzanne Matthies, who provided the winning punchline to last week's Poker Dog cartoon: You may have a great poker-face, but your tail says it all.
Wednesday, November 14, 2012
Christopher Yeoman of Lemont faces second-degree murder charges in connection with the death of a man he allegedly punched at a Romeoville stoplight.
A Lemont man charged with throwing a fatal punch during a June 2011 confrontation at a Romeoville stoplight is set to go before a jury in April. Christopher Yeoman, 40, was initially charged with only misdemeanor battery when he was arrested for allegedly punching 64-year-old Frank Egas after the two stopped for the traffic light at the intersection of 135th Street and Route 53. Yeoman and Egas first crossed paths near the intersection of New Avenue and 135th Street about 4:30 p.m. on June 2, 2011, where they engaged in a "traffic altercation," police said. The situation escalated as they drove west on 135th, and the men got out of their vehicles after stopping for the light at Route 53, police said. Yeoman punched Egas in the face, …
Thursday, September 6, 2012
Former cop found guilty of murdering his third wife, Kathleen Savio.
Tuesday, July 31, 2012
Judge Edward Burmilla ruled that several allegations, including one in which Peterson allegedly tried to hire a hit man to kill his third wife, cannot be brought up in the trial.
Check out our Storify feature to see what people are saying about the Drew Peterson trial around the web. Prosecutors lost out on some key evidence they want to use in their bid to convict disgraced Bolingbrook cop Drew Peterson on charges he murdered his third wife, Kathleen Savio. Judge Edward Burmila ruled Tuesday—the trial's first day—that Peterson's attorneys won't have to defend him against allegations he offered a co-worker $25,000 to find a hit man to kill Savio, that he broke into the house Savio was living in by cutting a hole in a wall, or that he threw her to the ground and held her face down in the grass until the police arrived during a dispute in 2002. Prosecutors failed to notify Peterson's defense team that they planned …
Tuesday, July 24, 2012
Seven men and five women have been chosen as jurors for the trial set to start Tuesday.
The final five jurors and four alternate jurors were picked for Drew Peterson's much anticipated murder trial, and opening statements are expected to be heard Tuesday. Attorney Joel Brodsky said he will be the one handling opening statements for the defense and revealed his plan to tell "the story of Drew Peterson, from beginning to end." And when Brodsky is done with that story, said defense attorney Steve Greenberg, the jury will be convinced that Peterson did not murder his third wife, Kathleen Savio, by hitting her in the head and drowning her in a bathtub. "There's going to be no question she slipped in the tub and Drew was home when it happened," said Greenberg, who also scoffed at the idea that fresh bruises were discovered on Savio…
Monday, July 23, 2012
Eight jurors were chosen in Drew Peterson's trial for the alleged murder of his third wife Kathleen Savio.
Will County Judge Edward Burmila held a marathon jury selection session Monday and empaneled eight jurors for the Drew Peterson murder trial. It was the very first day of jury selection and Burmila kept 31 of 40 prospective jurors for nearly 12 hours—past 9 p.m. Eight more people are needed for the 12-person jury and the four alternates. Peterson, who appeared in court in a gray jacket, dark pants, a new haircut—and without his trademark mustache—stands accused of murdering his third wife, Kathleen Savio. Savio was found drowned in a dry bathtub in March 2004. Depsite the tumultuous, occasionnally violent divorce she was going through with Peterson, and the strange circumstances of her death, the Illinois State Police quickly dismissed her…
Patch will cover the Drew Peterson murder trial gavel-to-gavel with live updates, breaking news and video.
Thursday, December 2, 2010
Witnesses for the village testified in a Cook County court Wednesday that placing billboards along I-355 would be detrimental for residents and the historic downtown area.
Despite their commitment to bringing new economic development to Lemont, village officials say two proposed digital billboards would compromise the beauty and integrity of the historic Illinois and Michigan Canal corridor -- which they believe should remain untouched. Witnesses for Lemont testified in a Cook County courtroom Wednesday as the village's attorneys presented their defense in a lawsuit filed by Standard Bank & Trust Company against Cook County. Lemont is a co-defendent in the case, which will decide whether the Indiana-based advertising agency Lamar Advantage can install two 1,200 square-foot billboards along the Veterans Memorial Tollway near the village's downtown area. The bank is the legal title holder of the 50-acre plot, …
Thursday, October 21, 2010
Following the judge's denial of a directed verdict, the village of Lemont and Cook County will begin presenting their case Dec. 1.
A Cook County judge ruled against a directed verdict Thursday in a trial that will determine if an advertising company can install billboards along Veterans' Memorial Tollway near downtown Lemont. After two weeks of deliberation, Judge Martin S. Agran decided the plaintiff, Standard Bank & Trust Company, provided enough evidence to continue with the case. The bank filed the lawsuit against Cook County in 2009 on behalf of Lamar Advantage, an Indiana advertising company, and James Fiala, the owner of the land. The village of Lemont, which is a co-defendant in the case, will have the chance to present its witnesses when the trial resumes Dec. 1, said John Antonopoulos, the village's attorney. "The county and the village asked the judge [Oct…