Once again, it was an amazing week in Shorewood.
There was so much going on that it's hard to fathom how we survived the excitement. It's almost like a nonstop thrill ride in the village that never sleeps.
But hey, that's Shorewood. If you can make it there you'll make it anywhere.
Let's look once more at the fabulous things that went down last week as we roll it back, just like we do every Sunday, with the SHOREWOOD REWIND:
Christopher Vaughn in court, lawyer busy doing other things
Christopher Vaughn, the Oswego man charged with murdering his wife and three children while they sat in the family's sport utility vehicle near Shorewood, had a court date. A half dozen relatives of his slain wife, Kimberly Vaughn, came up from the St. Louis area for the hearing, which was scheduled to determine whether emails written by Kimberly Vaughn can be used at Christopher Vaughn's murder trial. The hearing was postponed because Christopher Vaughn's St. Louis attorney, John Rogers, didn't show up. The attorney got angry and hung up the phone when the Shorewood Patch called to ask why he wasn't there.
Blowing up Baba's
The village board cleared the way for the owners of the property where the landmark Baba's restaurant operated for two generations to tear down the building, build a new restaurant, open two new offices, and renovate two existing businesses. Mayor Rick Chapman called the baba's property, which is at the intersection of Routes 52 and 59, the "anchor of our community."
Happy Mother's Day
Mom-centric stuff every Wednesday on the Shorewood Patch.
We found out the Shorewood Patch is getting a Sunday cartoon.
A Shorewood woman let us in on some reported police activity on North Raven Road. This supposedly involved the cops going into a house while brandishing pistols. We called the cops about it. They said Chief Robert Puleo would call us back and fill us in, but he never did.
Slugger Keith Moreland coming to Shorewood
Former Cub slugger and current Cub broadcaster Keith Moreland will help kick off the inaugural season for the Will County CrackerJacks, the local team in a new wood bat collegiate league, at a May 31 luncheon.