| Nov 11, 2012
| 8:07 PM
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...
| Oct 22, 2012
| 1:47 PM
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...
| Oct 25, 2012
| 12:53 PM
WGN's Larry Potash tells us about a new development in the investigation of one of John Wayne Gacy's victims.
| Oct 26, 2012
| 4:56 AM
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...
| Oct 26, 2012
| 6:23 AM
John Wayne Gacy murdered 33 young men and boys in the late 1970's; but one boy previously identified as a Gacy victim has been removed from that list, thanks to new DNA evidence.
Michael Marino was reported missing 36 years ago this week.
A body was...
| Apr 3, 2013
| 9:36 AM
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....
| Mar 21, 2013
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...
| Jul 3, 2012
Serial killers tend to be loners. Not so John Wayne Gacy, who murdered at least 33 boys and young men between 1972 and 1978. Gacy, who lived and killed in Norwood Park, was known as a sociable neighbor with an interest in politics and community...
| Mar 11, 2012
In 1992, the acerbic polymath Mike Kelley took a teaching position at Pasadena's Art Center College of Design. With his midcareer retrospective, "Catholic Tastes," set to show at the Whitney the next year, Kelley was a freshly minted art star, embarking...
| Nov 29, 2011
| 11:51 AM
Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart announced this morning that a previously unidentified victim of serial killer John Wayne Gacy has been identified through DNA.
Using DNA technology that has only been available in recent years as well as other identifiers,...
| Mar 30, 2012
| 6:12 AM
Nearly two decades after John Wayne Gacy's execution, Cook County sheriff's officials had hoped to examine the backyard of a Northwest Side apartment building in their continuing search for additional victims of the serial killer, a spokesman for...
| Dec 21, 2011
| 4:34 PM
After Ted Szal ran out on his family near Chicago 35 years ago, he had no idea his relatives feared for decades he had been …...