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  • 13 things you should know about Friday the 13th

    Are you afraid of Friday the 13th? Then you may be one of 21 million Americans who suffer from paraskevidekatriaphobia, or a paralyzing fear of Friday the 13th. Here are 13 more tidbits about Friday the 13th that may convince you to shut the doors and...
  • Insane Clown Posse sues Justice Department over gang designation

    Federal investigators have come down with a case of coulrophobia and now have to explain how the fear of clowns and their fans is not a violation of the U.S. Constitution: The Insane Clown Posse, a hip-hop rap duo, and their fans, known as Juggalos, are...
  • Files reveal depth of abuses at Joliet Diocese

    Files reveal depth of abuses at Joliet Diocese
    The Joliet Diocese readily admitted that David Rudofski was sexually abused during his first confession at St. Mary Catholic Church in Mokena. It offered him an in-person apology from the bishop and more than six times his annual salary in the hope of...
  • A newsman looks back

    A newsman looks back
    If you only know Walter Jacobson in his current incarnation — co-anchoring the 6 p.m. news on WBBM-Ch. 2 with his longtime colleague/pal Bill Kurtis — you do not know Walter Jacobson at all and cannot appreciate what a long and distinguished...
  • Woe is Poe: The TV show 'The Following' loses its literary grip

    Woe is Poe: The TV show 'The Following' loses its literary grip
    Woe to Edgar Allan Poe. In life, the writer was ill-served by fortune: orphaned as a toddler, an indebted college dropout, Poe moved often, usually to dodge creditors. His beloved wife (and, um, first cousin) died in the Bronx at age 24; two years later...
  • Gacy nephew gets 24 years for child sex assault

    Gacy nephew gets 24 years for child sex assault
    The nephew of serial killer John Wayne Gacy tearfully declared his innocence to a McHenry County judge Thursday and sought to distance himself from his notorious uncle before his sentencing for the sexual assault of a 12-year-old girl. Judge Joseph P....
  • Interview: NFL Hall of Famers Terry Bradshaw and Howie Long

    Interview: NFL Hall of Famers Terry Bradshaw and Howie Long
  • County closer to new Gacy victim search

    County closer to new Gacy victim search
    The Cook County sheriff's office is one step closer to searching a Northwest Side apartment building where serial killer John Wayne Gacy may have buried bodies or other evidence, a sheriff's spokesman said today. The Cook County state's attorney's office...
  • Creator of Mr. Panos and Maurica is smart, deep and — oh, yeah — funny

    Creator of Mr. Panos and Maurica is smart, deep and — oh, yeah — funny
    It's easy enough to see Yannis Pappas for free. The Brooklyn-born comedian has performed widely onstage and on TV, but two of his most prolific acts are characters who star in YouTube videos: Greek restaurant owner (and chain-smoking video blogger) Mr....
  • 'Devil You Know' series examines John Wayne Gacy killings

    'Devil You Know' series examines John Wayne Gacy killings
    Investigation Discovery's "Devil You Know" this week looks into another aspect of Chicago-area serial killer John Wayne Gacy: How his actions affected those who loved him. Gacy, a successful Des Plaines businessman and community volunteer who performed...
  • New development in death of Gacy victim raises troubling questions

    New development in death of Gacy victim raises troubling questions
    WGN's Larry Potash tells us about a new development in the investigation of one of John Wayne Gacy's victims.
  • Twist in Gacy killings: Mom says DNA proves victim not son

    Twist in Gacy killings: Mom says DNA proves victim not son
    Though Sherry Marino has been visiting a grave that was supposed to contain her son’s remains for more than three decades, she knew in her heart he was not there – that Michael was not, as the authorities told her, body No. 14 from the home of...