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  • Thursday, October 27, 2011

    5 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.  Greg Jarrett                  6:39 a.m.  Doug Porter, the CEO of Ronald McDonald House Charities, discusses a unique win-win-win for you, the Children’s Hospital & RMHC. 7:09 a.m.  Theresa Hasselberg, a nurse from Alabama,...
  • Old crimes, new criminal investigation tools

    Old crimes, new criminal investigation tools
    That we’re writing about John Wayne Gacy nearly two decades after he was executed is a testament to how scientific advances can breathe new life into a story. In the late 1970s, when authorities were trying to identify Gacy’s 33 victims, they...
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  • John Wayne Gacy's lawyer speaks out

    John Wayne Gacy's lawyer speaks out
    Two months ago, WGN brought you the story of a retired police detective, who says there could be more victims of John Wayne Gacy, buried on the northwest side of Chicago. The Cook County Sherrif's Dept said it would consider reopening the investigation....
  • "Last Words of the Executed" by Robert Elder

    "Last Words of the Executed" by Robert Elder
    "Last Words of the Executed" By Robert K. Elder Foreword by Studs Terkel University of Chicago Press, 301 pages, $22.50 Robert K. Elder begins his oddly affecting, 'Last Words of the Executed,' with the final utterance of Marmaduke Stevenson, who was...
  • Bachmann Turns to Overdrive

    Bachmann Turns to Overdrive
    Minnesota Republican Congresswoman Michele Bachmann is now the “it” candidate in the race for President. In the last presidential debate, she looked poised and polished and made big news by stating that she had filed papers to officially...
  • Search for Gacy victims could resume

    Search for Gacy victims could resume
    There`s a new push to investigate an area where some believe there are more victims of John Wayne Gacy buried. Cook County State’s Attorney`s office denied the sheriff`s request for a search warrant  several weeks ago for a location on the...
  • Trial winding down in Gacy nephew sexual-assault trial

    Trial winding down in Gacy nephew sexual-assault trial
    The trial is winding down in the sexual assault trial of Raymond Kasper. The 49-year old nephew of serial killer John Wayne Gacy is charged with predatory criminal sexual assault and aggravated criminal sexual abuse against a girl under the age of 13....
  • Gacy nephew convicted of abusing 12-year-old girl

    Gacy nephew convicted of abusing 12-year-old girl
    Raymond Kasper, the nephew of serial killer John Wayne Gacy, was convicted in McHenry County THursday of multiple counts of aggravated criminal sexual abuse and predatory criminal sexual assault against a 12-year-old girl. He was cleared of one count...
  • Prosecutor working to identify Highway Murderer's victims

    Prosecutor working to identify Highway Murderer's victims
    Two boxes are filled with remains of boys, boys believed to be Hoosiers whose identities remain a mystery decades after they were part of a serial murder's killing spree. The murder trial was long and bloody. It lasted many years and spanned many miles....
  • Will the search for more Gacy victims continue?

    Will the search for more Gacy victims continue?
    A year ago, WGNTV told you about a former homicide detective's suspicion that notorious serial killer John Wayne Gacy may have buried more bodies at a location on the northwest side.  Sheriff Tom Dart said at the time he would pursue a search warrant for...
  • John Wayne Gacy Murders: North Texas scientists try to ID victims

    John Wayne Gacy Murders: North Texas scientists try to ID victims
    Until the moment that John Wayne Gacy was put to death in Illinois in 1994, he denied the horrible crimes that the earth beneath his home revealed. Police pulled body after body out of the crawl space of his Chicago home. John Wayne Gacy murdered 33...