Monday, May 7, 2012
One way or the other, whether he's going to prison or back home, it looks like Drew Peterson won't mark a fourth year in the Will County jail.
Three years ago today, a small army of police descended on Drew Peterson as he drove away from his Bolingbrook home, and a small army of media was there to record it. Three years later, the press is back, as the attention-starved Peterson was recently in court for the first time in nearly a year and a half. Peterson may have appreciated the coverage, but unfortunately for him, the disgraced former cop was still stuck in jail waiting on his murder trial to finally start. The good news for Peterson, 58, is he likely won’t be spending another year in segregation in the Will County jail. His trial on charges he murdered his third wife, Kathleen Savio, is all but certain to begin before the year is out, ending a lengthy legal saga of appeals …
Monday, April 30, 2012
The Deadspin feature highlighted yet another umpire with local ties. Kind of.
Last week we told you about the Deadspin feature Better Know an Umpire because it profiled former Shorewood resident (and Shorewood Patch blogger) Mark Carlson. Today Deadspin turned its spotlight on Laz Diaz, who may be from Miami, but is best know for his run-in with Bolingbrook's own Eric Dybas. Deadspin backs us up on this too: "Diaz was attacked by a drunken fan during a game at US Cellular Field on April 15, 2003. Diaz, who was not hurt, later said, 'We spoke about it in the locker room, this is where Tom Gamboa got attacked. We thought nothing was going to happen, but it was a full moon out there.' Eric Dybas later pled guilty and got six months in jail." Deadspin calls this Diaz's "claim to fame," and we have to agree.
Friday, April 6, 2012
The friend that Drew Peterson sent into his third wife's house to find her dead body was recently arrested by the Naperville police.
The man who found Drew Peterson's third wife drowned in her dry bathtub was arrested by the Naperville police in connection with battering his brother. Steve Carcerano, 44, of Bolingbrook was taken into custody March 27 in connection with an incident three weeks earlier near the intersection of Freedom Drive and Warrenville Road. Carcerano and his brother were together in a vehicle at the time of the reported battery, said Naperville police Sgt. Gregg Bell. "He put his brother out of the car," Bell said. Witnesses called police to report the matter and Naperville officers secured a warrant for Carcerano's arrest. Carcerano is due back in DuPage County court on May 2. Bell said Carcerano's brother did not suffer any serious injuries in the …
Friday, March 23, 2012
The National Enquirer has a story saying Drew Peterson might walk because of an "errant tweet" by a juror, but it's not actually based on facts or anything.
The National Enquirer broke a stunning story on the possibility of serial-marrier and accused wife-killer Drew Peterson possibly slipping out of jail because of an "errant tweet" sent by a juror. Only there haven't been any jurors selected yet for Peterson's murder case. In fact, the trial's not even close to starting. But that's not going to stop the National Enquirer. The tabloid reported that the "Lawyer for accused wife killer DREW PETERSON thinks a juror’s Tweet may compromise the prosecution’s case and set the 'Bolingbroke (sic) Bluebeard' free." That's right — "Bolinbgbroke." Has anybody told Roger Claar they're calling his town that these days? We wonder how that makes him feel. At any rate, the Enquirer based its article on an …
Tuesday, January 31, 2012
After 16 years, the father of Rachel Mellon just wants to privately acknowledge the anniversary of his daughter's disappearance.
It's hard to admit your missing daughter's probably not coming back, that the ones who made her missing will likely never answer for it. But after a while, it's easier than telling yourself otherwise. "It just wraps my emotions up too much," Rachel Mellon's father, Jeff Skemp, said of his struggles coming to terms with his daughter's disappearance. "I think what Rachel wants is for us to move on," Skemp said. "I mean, I know she wants justice, but I'm not holding my breath." Rachel was 13 when she vanished 16 years ago today. The morning the Bolingbrook girl was last seen alive, she stayed home from school with a sore throat and was alone with her unemployed stepfather, Vince Mellon. The first anyone realized Rachel was not sleeping off …
Sunday, January 22, 2012
Lifetime debuted "Drew Peterson: Untouchable" last night. What did you think?
Now's not the time to awkwardly deny you watch Lifetime movies, not when the channel's most recent flick was about Bolingbrook's own, Drew Peterson. Lifetime debuted "Drew Peterson: Untouchable" last night. The film stars Rob Lowe as Peterson, the disgraced ex-Bolingbrook cop who is accused of killing his third wife, Kathleen Savio, in March 2004. The movie has been in the works for nearly a year and is based off of Shorewood Patch Editor Joseph Hosey's book Fatal Vows: The Tragic Wives of Drew Peterson. Patch movie critic Dave Wilson said the movie "remains true to the real-life saga, which is a relief." He goes on: After all, you can’t get much weirder than what we can only imagine really happened to Drew’s third and fourth wives. Rob …
Wednesday, January 11, 2012
Movie critic says the upcoming Lifetime movie about Drew Peterson is "as bad as it looks."
Chicago Sun-Times movie critic Richard Roeper says he was hoping the upcoming Lifetime movie about Drew Peterson "would do justice to the memories of Kathleen Savio and Stacy Peterson, and achieve something beyond high camp." Roeper's reaction to the film? "That hope died within 10 minutes." Roeper screened the movie, which stars Rob Lowe as the ex-Bolingbrook cop and is set to air Jan. 21 on Lifetime. The title of the review says it all: "Drew Peterson movie coming to Lifetime as bad as it looks." From the review: But I don’t know if Lowe has ever been more hilarious than he is in “Untouchable,” the upcoming Lifetime movie about Bolingbrook’s own Drew Peterson... Lowe’s Drew Peterson is nothing like the blustery, beefy, occasionally …
Friday, January 6, 2012
Your vote could help make a world of difference for students in Bolingbrook's Valley View School District.
It was Benjamin Franklin who once said, "If we do not hang together, we shall surely hang separately." I know you're not from Bolingbrook, but Bolingbrook sure needs your help. The Frohns, longtime residents of Bolingbrook, are among 24 national finalists for Patch's Deck the House contest. What's at stake? A lot, actually. If the Frohns receive the most votes by Sunday, Jan. 8, the Valley View School District will get $100,000 for local students. Now we know your kids don't attend any of Valley View's schools. But the Frohns are the only Illinois candidate. And during these cash-strapped times we live in, anyone can realize the enormous effect $100,000 can have on a child's education. Please take a moment to vote for the Frohns and help…
Thursday, January 5, 2012
Rob Lowe appears on ABC's Good Morning America and talks about his upcoming Lifetime movie based on the Drew Peterson story.
When approached about playing Drew Peterson, the former Bolingbrook Police Department officer who is now accused of killing one of his wives, Rob Lowe had the same reaction most of us had: why me? Lowe appeared on ABC's Good Morning America on Wednesday and spoke to Robin Roberts about the Peterson role. "I quickly said why do you want me," Lowe said, when asked how he reacted about being offered the gig. "I felt like I was the last person that made sense to play Drew, which is exactly why I ended up saying yes, because I knew it would be such a departure for me." To view the entire interview, which also includes a few more scenes from "Untouchable", CLICK HERE. The movie has been in the works for nearly a year and will air on Lifetime on …
Tuesday, January 3, 2012
The Shorewood Police Department assisted in the federal investigation that ended with the arrest of a Bolingbrook man on a human trafficking charge.
The Shorewood Police Department lent a hand in a federal investigation that led the to the Tuesday morning arrest of a Bolingbrook man on a human trafficking charge. McKenzie "Casino" Carson, 39, of 200 Campbell Drive—just a block away from Jamie McGee Middle School—was taken into custody at his home, according to a statement released by the FBI. The FBI accused Carson of "actively recruiting young females, including minors under the age of 18, to work for him as prostitutes in and around the Chicago area since at least 2010." "Carson advertised their services over the Internet and used cellular telephones to schedule and book 'dates' for the girls," according to the FBI statement. "Carson is believed to have employed others to assist him …