Saturday, April 27, 2013
Two men were found unfit to face criminal charges this week.
Not one, but two men were found unfit to face criminal charges this week. For the second time in a month, Mark Lewis, 53, was deemed unfit to stand trial for the murder of his sister, who was found beaten to death in her Naperville home in June 2011. Lewis wants to act as his own attorney if the murder case ever makes it to trial. Also wanting to act as his own attorney—and deemed unfit to face criminal charges—was 40-year-old Jason Chance of downstate Lewiston. Chance already did prison time for menacing Will County State's Attorney James Glasgow through Facebook. According to a criminal complaint, Chance threatened to rape and kill the county's top prosecutor. After his release, Chance allegedly made harassing telephone calls to a judge…
Wednesday, April 24, 2013
Jason Chance already did time in prison for threatening Will County State's Attorney James Glasgow but was found unfit to answer new allegations of harassing officials.
A downstate man already convicted of threatening Will County State's Attorney James Glasgow on Facebook was found unfit to face new charges of menacing public officials. Jason Chance, 40, was returned to jail after a Monday morning court hearing but will be transferred to a facility run by the Illinois Department of Human Services. Chance has already taken a two-year prison sentence for making threats against Glasgow in 2010. According to a criminal complaint, Chance made a Facebook post "containing a threat to rape and kill James Glasgow." Chance was also charged with "cyberstalking" Glasgow. On top of the prison sentence, Chance was also hit with 30 months of probation with special conditions. Chance allegedly violated that probation by …
Wednesday, September 12, 2012
After the firing of arguably the most effective attorney on Drew Peterson's legal team, lawyer Joel Brodsky attacks Steve Greenberg on Facebook.
Already in the hot seat for his part in blowing the Drew Peterson murder case, lawyer Joel Brodsky lashed out at recently fired co-counsel Steve Greenberg on Facebook. In a post entitled "REGARDING STEVE GREENBERGS (sic) TERMINATION AS ONE OF THE ATTORNEYS FOR DREW PETERSON," Brodsky launches a 404-word rant in which he effectively blames Greenberg for nearly everything that went wrong in the failed defense of convicted wife-killer Drew Peterson. In the event Brodsky has second thoughts about the post, or how truthful parts of it may or may not be, here it is in its entirety: "Steve Greenberg was given a job to for the defense team, which was to bring motions and make objections, as well as cross examine a few witnesses. He failed to bring…
Thursday, September 6, 2012
Thomas Peterson took to Facebook to express his displeasure over his father being found guilty of murdering his mother.
Three hours after his father was convicted of killing his mother, Thomas Peterson wrote on his Facebook page that he was "extremely disappointed." "During the past 5 years...I got to see full grown adults act like children, and now they are parading around my front door," Peterson wrote about 6 p.m. Thursday. Just before 3 p.m., the much-publicized murder trial of his father, Drew Peterson, ended with a guilty verdict. Thomas Peterson testified at the trial. He was the last defense witness called to the stand. READ MORE: Thomas Peterson testified that he never suspected his father killed his mother, that Drew Peterson was "very, very shaken" after his third wife—and Thomas Peterson's mother—Kathleen Savio turned up drowned in her dry …
Thursday, February 2, 2012
Facebook has cast a massive dragnet for lost dog Ernie of Shorewood.
Ernie, a white and tawny English bulldog, is missing from his Shorewood home. But you may already know that. The 3-year-old, 45-pound dog ran out the front door of his home near the Del Webb neighborhood Saturday. And although his owners Bill Garland, 31, and Vicki “Vee” Glowczynski, 26, handed out fliers, searched on foot and called local animal agencies during the first 24 hours of Ernie’s wanderings, it wasn’t until their friends started posting pictures on Facebook that the search for this much-loved pup took off. The story of Ernie’s escape is “spreading like wildfire” now because of social networking, Garland said. Hundreds of local people (Bill went to Minooka High School) have posted pictures of the small and friendly dog seeking …
Saturday, September 17, 2011
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White Sox manager Ozzie Guillen has been the center of controversy and speculation — more than usual. His contract expires at the end of this season. Not out of character, he opened his mouth and voiced his opinion publically saying he wanted to stay for another 20 years. Problem is, his relationship with General Manager Kenny Williams has been rocky. Then Guillen's comment called Williams on the carpet. Will Williams take the bait? Will Guillen's contract get renewed? To voice your opinion, click here. While you are on Shorewood Patch's Facebook page, be sure to click "like."
Friday, August 5, 2011
Also, I'm going to be in a charity dunk tank on Saturday.
It was very exciting to find out that they weren't just making a movie out of my book Fatal Vows: The Tragic Wives of Sergeant Drew Peterson, which is still available for purchase in hardcover, but then it came out that Rob Lowe was cast in the starring role. That was pretty unbelievable. A big star like Rob Lowe in the movie they were making out of my book. Who would have thought? And then I found out that I was going to be a character in the film. That's right — there's going to be a character named "Joe Hosey" in the movie. I was thrilled when I heard that was actually going to happen. So thrilled, in fact, that I sent a Facebook friend request out to the guy who is going to be playing Joe Hosey in the movie. His name is Charlie Koznick…
Sunday, July 31, 2011
It was all about showbiz this week.
Shorewood is famous for a lot of things. It's the home not just to a Portillo's (ha ha Plainfield), but to also a Chili's and a Target. And now Shorewoodland is the movie-making capital of the Midwest. That's right, it is, now that Shorewood Patch Editor Joe Hosey is being portrayed in a movie by world-renown actor Charlie Koznick. You may remember Koznick from such television programs as Medium, Grey's Anatomy, or The Ghost Whisperer, or maybe you don't. But in a few months you can remember him for playing me in The Drew Peterson Story, a Lifetime movie based on my book, Fatal Vows: The Tragic Wives of Sergeant Drew Peterson, which is still available for purchase on Amazon. And it's not just the movie that's turning Shorewood into the new…