Monday, November 26, 2012
Vaughn was convicted this summer of killing his wife and three children in a desperate attempt to free himself from responsibilities and start a new life.
Christopher Vaughn had set a plan in motion to start a new life in the Yukon with an unwitting Chicago stripper on whom he had a secret crush. Instead, he will be starting a new life in prison, and he will be staying there until he dies. Vaughn, 38, faces an automatic life sentence for killing his wife, 34-year-old Kimberly Vaughn, and three children—Blake, 8, Cassandra, 11, and Abigayle, 12—in June 2007. The Oswego man will still go through what is expected to be a lengthy sentencing hearing today. Members of Kimberly Vaughn's family are scheduled to testify. The Vaughns were making an early morning trip to a Springfield waterpark when Christopher Vaughn pulled off Interstate 55 and stopped on the frontage road outside Channahon. He …
Friday, July 20, 2012
Both iPic Theaters and Regal Bolingbrook Stadium 12 will proceed with all screenings of the film this weekend.
No changes have been made to the screening schedule of "Dark Knight Rises" at either of Bolingbrook's movie theaters. Both iPic Theaters and Regal Bolingbrook Stadium 12 will proceed with all planned screenings of the film this weekend. The Paris premiere of the film was cancelled after 71 people were shot and 12 people were killed in a suburban Denver theater during an early Friday showing of the film, according to the AP. Around the country, police and movie theater officials have stepped up security for "Dark Knight Rises" showings.
Tuesday, July 17, 2012
Bolingbrook police responded along Route 53 to reports of a person on the ground with several people on top of him, according to reports.
Tuesday, July 3, 2012
Four shots were fired early Sunday into a home where two children and an adult were sleeping. Two teens have been charged in the incident.
Two teens were arrested Tuesday in connection with a Sunday shooting in which four shots were fired into a home where an adult and two children were sleeping, according to Bolingbrook police. Both Calvin Brady, 19, of 334 Deerfield Dr., and Roc Bell, 19, of 499 Mallview Lane., were arrested around 1 a.m. Tuesday and charged with aggravated unlawful use of weapon, no FOID, possession of a handgun and attempted defacing of a handgun serial number. Brady was also charged with resisting a peace officer and possession of marijuana. On Sunday, one adult and two children were sleeping on a mattress in the downstairs family room in the 400 block of Devonshire Court, police said. Around 1 a.m., three bullets penetrated the north wall of the …
Wednesday, March 21, 2012
While threatening another man, police say Lamont Moore of Bolingbrook accidentally injured a Plainfield resident.
A bullet found an unintended target during a Tuesday night shooting in Romeoville, police said. Lamont Moore, 40, of the 400 block of Blair in Bolingbrook, is charged with aggravated discharge of a firearm, aggravated battery with a firearm and aggravated assault after police said he inadvertently shot Eddine Currey, 38, of Plainfield, while threatening another man. Currey also faces an aggravated assault charge, but bonded out shortly after his arrest and was taken to Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital to seek treatment for the wound to his left foot, Assistant Chief Steve Lucchesi said. According to police, officers who responded to a report of a shot fired around 7:17 p.m. Tuesday stopped a vehicle on McKool Avenue and questioned the two …
Monday, February 27, 2012
Brandon Thompson appeared in Will County Court on Monday morning for his preliminary hearing arraignment.
The 16-year-old Bolingbrook teen arrested after police said he shot another teenager in the neck has pleaded not guilty to charges of aggravated battery, armed robbery, and reckless discharge of a firearm. Brandon Thompson appeared in Will County Court on Monday morning for his preliminary hearing arraignment. Thompson was arrested at 9:34 p.m. Feb. 4 in the 400 block of Bolingbrook Drive and taken to River Valley Youth Detention facility, police said. He is being charged as an adult and held on a $250,000 bond. The motive of the shooting “appears to be narcotics related,” police said. Bolingbrook officers said they responded at 5:39 p.m. Jan. 29 to the 100 block of Somerset Lane where they found a 16-year-old teen with a gunshot wound to …
Friday, February 24, 2012
I may be a gender traitor, but I don't want to get shot, either!
Every now and then, the magnitude of an event in one of our 22 happy Friday Patch suburbs makes me sit up and take notice. And let me tell you, when the fine folks in Downers Grove set out to pique my interest, they go all in. Let’s just say, were I an inhabitant of that fine municipality and my wife, girlfriend, or maybe even my sister, asked me to do the dishes, people would say they’d never seen an old guy move that fast. I’d be practicing my best “yes dears” 24/7. Vickie D. Podruzek, 43, currently faces charges of aggravated domestic battery and aggravated battery with a firearm and may ultimately be charged with attempted murder. DuPage County Judge Elizabeth Sexton set her bail at $1 million. If she does manage to post bond, Podruzek…
Monday, February 6, 2012
Police have arrested a 16-year-old Bolingbrook boy in connection with a shooting late last month.
A 16-year-old Bolingbrook boy has been arrested after police said he shot another teenager in the neck last week. Brandon Thompson was arrested at 9:34 p.m. Saturday in the 400 block of Bolingbrook Drive and taken to River Valley Youth Detention facility, police said. Charged as an adult, he faces charges of aggravated battery, armed robbery, and reckless discharge of a firearm. He is being held on a $250,000 bond. The motive of the shooting “appears to be narcotics related,” police said. Bolingbrook officers responded at 5:39 p.m. Jan. 29 to the 100 block of Somerset Lane where they found a 16-year-old teen with a gunshot wound to the neck. The victim said the shooting happened behind a Boughton Road business and that he was taken by a …
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Monday, January 30, 2012
Bolingbrook police are continuing to investigate the Sunday shooting of a 16-year-old boy in the 100 block of West Boughton Road.
Bolingbrook police are continuing to investigate the Sunday shooting of a 16-year-old boy in the 100 block of West Boughton Road. Officers responded at 5:39 p.m. to the 100 block of Somerset Lane where they found the teen with a gunshot wound to the neck area, police said. The victim said the shooting occurred behind a Boughton Road business. Emergency responders provided medical treatment and the teen was taken to Good Samaritan Hospital in Downers Grove. Police said while the teen’s injuries are serious, “they do not appear life threatening.”