Monday, January 28, 2013
A Crest Hill man was charged with murder after he stomped in the face of the wife he just ran over, police said.
After running over his wife in their Crest Hill garage, a man called 911 for help with the "accident," then paramedics arrived just in time to see him stomping in the dying woman's face, police and prosecutors said. The man, Jerry Nichols, 62, appeared in bond court before Will County Judge Roger Rickmon Monday afternoon. Nichols faces two counts of first degree murder. Prosecutors dropped charges of domestic battery and reckless homicide. Nichols' wife, Diane Nichols, 55, was taken from their 16040 Arborvitae Circle home to Presence St. Joseph Medical Center in Joliet where she was pronounced dead. Crest Hill Police Chief Dwayne Wilkerson said detectives have yet to establish a motive for the alleged Saturday morning attack. Both …
Tuesday, October 16, 2012
Another seven lovers of boys are also headed for prison three years after they were arrested by federal agents.
A self-avowed boy-loving Crest Hill man is headed off to federal prison on a nine-year sentence for possessing and distributing child pornography. And when Mark McGill, 27, gets out of the penitentiary, he will be on probation for another 20 years. McGill was one of eight men arrested in a 2009 FBI sting. Federal agents set a up their pervert pitfall by organizing a hotel party in Skokie for McGill and the other "self-identified 'boylovers,'" according to a statement released by the U.S. Attorney's Office. McGill and the others were all arrested during or soon after the party. Six of the eight copped guilty pleas. Three of the six who pleaded were used against McGill and the one other man who chose to fight the charges in court. This man, …
Wednesday, October 12, 2011
Joliet woman found not guilty in death of 25-year-old John Powell of Romeoville.
A Will County judge acquitted Tiffany Startz on charges of battery and reckless conduct Wednesday in the “party game” death of a Romeoville man. Startz, 22, was charged after admitting to punching John Powell, 25, in the face as part of a dare made by co-defendant Jimmy Mounts at a Crest Hill house party. Mounts, who pleaded guilty last week to lying to police, reportedly offered $5 to anyone willing to be punched in the face by a girl. Powell, who had performed at the party as part of the rap duo Krazy Killaz earlier that night, accepted the dare. He collapsed and was taken to Provena St. Joseph Medical Center in Joliet, where he was pronounced dead. “Nobody wins here,” Powell’s mother, Theresa Guy, told reporters after Judge Edward …
Friday, May 27, 2011
Will County judge denies motion to dismiss charges against Joliet woman in so-called 'party game' fatality.
After learning that Tiffany Startz will face charges in the death of her son, Theresa Guy burst into tears. “There is a God,” she said, addressing reporters gathered outside the Will County Courthouse on Friday morning. “Hopefully, there will be justice for John.” Guy’s son, 25-year-old John Powell of Romeoville, died in September after accepting a $5 party bet that he couldn’t take a punch from Startz, 22, of Joliet. In January, Will County Coroner Pat O’Neil ruled Powell’s death a homicide, saying the man died after the force of the punch ruptured an artery in his neck. Startz is charged with battery and reckless conduct. Another Romeoville man, Jimmy Mounts, 27, also faces felony reckless conduct charges in Powell’s death after urging …
Sunday, May 22, 2011
Decision predicated upon the new redistricting map proposal, which was released last week.
Plainfield Village Trustee Garrett Peck said he is considering a run for the state Senate district representing Plainfield and the surrounding area. Peck, 32, a Republican, said he is putting together an exploratory committee to be headed by former state Sen. Ed Petka, who also served in the Illinois House and as Will County state’s attorney. One key factor in his decision is whether the redistricting plan currently under consideration by the General Assembly remains as it’s now shown, Peck said. Under that map, current state Sen. Linda Holmes – a Democrat who represents the 42nd District – would see her district moved further south, he said. The proposed 49th District would include all of Plainfield as well as parts of Shorewood, …
Thursday, May 5, 2011
From brunch to science demonstrations, we've got a variety of ways to celebrate mom's special day.
Every week, Patch Picks highlights editor and reader picks for great local businesses, destinations, services, organizations, ways to spend a day off and more. You’ll find useful lists to help you, your family, friends, and significant others find the best places for everything from Sunday brunch to New Year’s Eve celebrations, pumpkin patches, date night destinations, florists, girlfriend nights out, kids’ party places, parks and more. Today’s list offers local ways to celebrate Mother’s Day.