Archive for January 2013

Can a Facebook group Help Solve Grimes Sisters Murder ?

Grimes murder suspect Edward "Bennie" Bedwell standing with his mother Ethel shortly after being released
Facebook’em Dano!  Sorry about that!  Today is the 56th Anniversary of the Grimes sisters murder and the discovery of the bodies of Barbara Grimes and Patricia Grimes whose unclothed bodies were discovered along a lonely stretch of German Church Road in then unincorporated Burr Ridge by Leonard Prescott on January 22, 1957.  On December 28,... Read more »

Tubal-Cain Left The White City with No Forwarding Address

Tubal-Cain Left The White City with No Forwarding Address
Article 5 in Series:  Remnants of the 1893 World’s Columbian Exposition in Chicago UPDATE ON TUBAL CAIN  January, 17, 2013 As luck would have it a Mr. Alan Gornik had contacted me regarding Tubal-Cain and confirmed a couple of years ago its location which is still with Chicago Dreis & Krump in Peotone.  I managed... Read more »

2013 Flu Epidemic nothing compared to 1918

2013 Flu Epidemic nothing compared to 1918
I believe the last estimate of deaths in Illinois from influenza this season is at 27 which is nothing to sneeze at  (sorry) but it is nothing compared to what Chicago and the rest of the world went through in 1918. My first introduction to the Flu Pandemic of 1918 was about twenty years ago... Read more »
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150th Anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation and a Haunted Portrait of Abraham Lincoln in the City of Evanston?

150th Anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation and a Haunted Portrait of Abraham Lincoln in the City of Evanston?
Could there be a haunted portrait of Abraham Lincoln somewhere in one of the municipal buildings in the City of Evanston?  It is many times  better to be lucky than good!  At least we used to say that in the police department.   This little tidbit of a story came to me when I was comparing... Read more »