Thursday, September 27, 2012
Police say Juan M. Cuellar shot and killed 18-year-old Joshua Holmes Monday near Willowbrook.
A man has been arrested and charged with the murder of 18-year-old Hinsdale South grad Joshua Holmes, the DuPage County Sheriff’s Office announced Thursday. Juan M. Cuellar, 23, of the 700 block of Lilac Lane in unincorporated Willowbrook, has been charged with two counts of first-degree murder. Police say Cueller shot Holmes near the intersection of Honeysuckle Rose and Hyacinth Lanes near Holmes' home at around 6:35 p.m. Monday. Both men were residents of the Hinsdale Lake Terrace apartment complex in unincorporated Willowbrook, according to Dawn Domrose, a spokesperson for the DuPage County Sheriff's Office. Witnesses told sheriff’s detectives after the shooting that they had seen a white four-door vehicle approach the intersection at …
Wednesday, September 26, 2012
The 2012 Hinsdale South graduate was shot and killed Monday night on the grounds of the Hinsdale Lake Terrace apartment complex where he lived.
On Monday night, several Hinsdale South students who live at the Hinsdale Lake Terrace apartment complex in unincorporated Willowbrook watched as a friend and former classmate was gunned downed on the grounds of the apartment community off Route 83. READ: '18-Year-Old Shot and Killed in Unincorporated Willowbrook.' When something like this happens, people want to know who the victim was and why. As journalists, our job is to find as many answers as we can to the questions out there and report facts that will help keep the public informed. But when a son, friend and fellow classmate is taken in a senseless tragedy, the question of why could never be answered by a journalist. I don't think it's a question anyone can answer. But we can try to…
Wednesday, August 22, 2012
The sheriff's department gave Patch the list of Drew Peterson's visitors. Who's been dropping by the jail to see the accused wife killer? Not his mom.
Patch obtained the list of approved visitors for Drew Peterson at the Will County jail, as well as an account of each person to see him since his May 2009 arrest on charges he murdered his third wife, Kathleen Savio. Patch asked for the lists in June, but the sheriff's department refused to give them up. Sheriff's officials said doing so not only would constitute an invasion of privacy for those who wanted to visit Peterson but would pose a security risk for the jail. That's right—a security risk! Because once people figured out who's allowed to visit Peterson, they could "impersonate one of those on the list, thereby bypassing or circumventing the security of the (Will County Adult Detention Facility) through such means." Could it be that…
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 …
Wednesday, November 16, 2011
Another former Hinsdale South student is on trial for murdering Dawn Niles, who was pregnant, the Chicago Tribune reports.
Wednesday, August 24, 2011
Deal could be finalized at Sept. 20 hearing.
Attorneys in Jacob Nodarse's triple-murder case offered little indication Wednesday of what's to come after telling a judge they have been working toward a plea agreement. Judge Daniel Guerin said he met in his chambers with prosecutors and Nodarse's attorney, Randy Rueckert, for about 20 minutes during which he heard the outline of a "proposed resolution" of Nodarse's case. Nodarse faces multiple murder counts in the March 2010 deaths of Michael, Jeffrey and Lori Kramer as part of a scheme with co-defendant Johnny Borizov to kill the mother of Borizov's son, Angela Kramer. Prosecutors allege Nodarse fired the fatal shots. Speaking to a court room filled with relatives of the Kramer family, Nodarse supporters and Borizov attorneys, Guerin …