Your Thread – December 22

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  1. Good morning everyone!

    Really. Enough with the bogus “engagement” sideshow. Maybe it needs its own blog now. LOL

    It’s just black noise. It’s doing him no good at all because he is sure to be going to prison for a long time. On what charges? Take your pick

    First degree murder x at least 2

    Fraud x whatever the actual number is

    Larceny

    Whatever his probably considerable criminal/gang activities amount to

    Abusing his authority as a policeman

    Gun charges

    Any more?

  2. Morning Bucket!

    I’m right with you.

    Sick of his press releases and his ugly mug.

    Plus, I’d like to see him pay for bringing Brodsky, Armstrong, Selig, et al out from under their respective rocks and into our lives.

  3. mornin, defacoficity, lol

    We’d have to find real lives, lol.

    as I was saying….

    Money laundering

    Tax evasion

    Aggravated child abuse for mudering their mothers and permanently depriving them of that most important relationship.

  4. You know, Bucket, I almost made a joke back re his whining about the ‘psychological damage’ done to his children by LE in the Lenny/Paula relationships, but I just can’t.

    You’re right.

    It’s too sad and, I really do think, too true.

  5. Hi everyone! Merry Christmas countdown!

    Drew Peterson is melting, like the Wicked Witch in the Wizard of Oz. Only thing is he’s more like the Cowardly Lion.

  6. I’m sort of annoyed with the Trib for now reporting on the suspect simply going somewhere with someone.

    The engagement (if there is one) is relevant to the case because of the legal obstacles – he’s still technically married to his missing wife.

    I don’t think his movements need to be treated as a ‘celebrity sighting’.

  7. I finally saw the video and from the way the girl acts at the end it looks like she just was at the club and for some idiotic reason, danced with and kissed Drew. It’s beyond me.

    Very pretty girl who I’m sure could have danced and made out with any number of non-murder supects…

  8. Won’t her family and friends be proud now that she’s on the Chicago Tribune website.

    Very pretty girl, but very ugly actions.

  9. rescueapet // December 22, 2008 at 12:27 pm

    On second thought, this headline from above:

    Drew Parties With the Ladies

    Ladies? I don’t think so.

    Weren’t Steve C. and Mike R. with him? 😉

  10. What made me laugh was one of the headlines I saw at one time: Drew Peterson he is engaged.

    😀 Most people who are engaged just are … they don’t have to insist they are.

  11. There IS hope for humanity. From a comments thread:

    “How do these young girls even want to hang with him…I am in my 20s and if I saw him in a bar I would be grossed out. No, we dont def know he did this to his wives, but he might of and he acts real sleezy. Why would you want to be hugging and hanging on him. He is not some rich guy with tons of money and stuff so what is the attraction. What are you going to do go home and brag to your friends “I GOT TO HUG DREW PETERSON!” “

  12. He is not some rich guy with tons of money and stuff so what is the attraction.

    Facs, I guess this woman has her standards.

  13. Bachelor #1: Older wealthy guy
    Bachelor #2: Older guy suspected in disappearance of one wife and murder of another

    No brainer for me. 😉

  14. Found an article out there about the remains of the woman found in Fond du Lac. I personally don’t understand why they wouldn’t have released some basic information about the person – hair color, approx. height, approx. age, and type of clothing – sooner than one month after the remains were found.

    ***
    Fond du Lac body investigation

    CBS 58 Morning News Express

    08:00AM
    22 December 2008

    Should learn more today about remains found by hunters

    FOND DU LAC COUNTY- We expect to learn more today about the human remains found by hunters last month.

    During a news conference, the sheriff’s department says it will release more information, including dental records and a detailed description of the woman’s clothing.

    They hope someone will be able to identify her.

    The case is currently being classified as a ‘Jane Doe’ death investigation.

    Investigators think the death is a homicide, but little other information is known.

    Three hunters found the body in a wooded area back on November 23rd.

    The body was partially submerged in a frozen creek.

    ***
    Source: http://www.cbs58.com/index.php?aid=5688

  15. facsmiley // December 22, 2008 at 12:31 pm

    Looking at those pictures I wonder does he know of any other way to embrace a woman besides a chokehold?

    ***
    Facs – I wondered the same thing. I remember a picture from some time back with another girl that he had his arm around her neck.

  16. FDL Authorities Show Clothing Found on Body

    WTMJ-TV and JSOnline.com
    updated 40 minutes ago

    The Fond Du Lac County Sheriff’s Department has released pictures of clothing found on the body of a woman. Authorities have been unable to identify the woman. Hunters found the body several weeks ago in a rural portion of the county.

    Authorities say she was likely white, although she may have been Hispanic. She was roughly 5’1″ tall, 110 to 135 pounds and 15 to 21-years-old. Investigators think her body had been in the woods since this past summer.

    Click Here to see more, including photos of the victim’s clothing, from the Fond Du Lac County Sheriff’s Department.

    ***

    Source: http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/28354281/

  17. Thinkaboutit – that was interesting that they dressed a mannequin in the clothes. A little creepy…but helpful too.

    Rescue, I didn’t get up in time to see the Early Show so I don’t know.

  18. Confusing? Raines family says he slipped a ring on her finger and said we’re getting married.

    Armstrong says:

    Armstrong, the author who wrote a book about Drew Peterson, said Peterson did not initiate the proposal. The young woman asked him to marry. Armstrong also adds that Peterson said he and his children are in love with the young women.

    In the second video on this segment is an interview with Michael Quigley, a family law attorney, who said it could be merely months for Peterson to get a divorce. That is, IF the judge is satisfied with his assertion that his wife deserted him. He was asked if he’d take the case. No. He handles “higher end” cases. Hmmm.

    http://abclocal.go.com/wls/story?section=news/local&id=6559988

  19. That’s easy – bottom feeders!! You know like those fish that you get with the big sucker lips that suck up all of the crap in the tank and get fat off of it.

  20. Hi All,

    Hope this won’t offend anyone & nothin’ personal, but I think when an attorney uses the term “higher end” about their clients they mean the exact same thing Ashley Dupree meant when she described Eliot Spitzer and the rest of her clientele that way. Both professions have certain standards: $$$$$. 🙂

    Some of my best friends are lawyers 😉 No, really.

  21. decafoccity – No offense taken. I think we all knew that it meant $$$$$ but we were just spinning some humor about alternate meanings.

  22. Hi Coffee. Well, Peterson does think of himself as a “celebrity,” no? Mr. Quigley was mentioned as having represented Michael Jordan, Bill Murray, to name a few.

    Doesn’t Peterson think he’s in that high-endness, what with having his picture taken with his buddy, John Travolta?

  23. when will justice be done for the savio family and stacys family i wonder these familys have had so much suferring bless them.

  24. Maybe I’m old fashioned, but I’m wondering why a guy who just got engaged would be hanging out at a danceclub supposedly without his “fiance”.

    What is the idea of that ??

  25. No kidding. Drew is the one who insists that his ‘engagement’ is legit so why is he out sucking face with other girls?

    Maybe because he’s angry that his beloved is denying that she is romantically involved with him?

    In truth, she doesn’t seem very thrilled about becoming the next Mrs. Peterson. Neither does her boyfriend…or her dad…or her uncle…or her half-brother…or her kid’s dad…or her sister…

  26. An attractive 20-something woman swapping spit with Drew Peterson is enough to revolt anyone. Just imagine how her parents and family reacted to her 15 minutes of fame.

    Judging by the way Christina Raines’ family is reacting to being the topic of convo in the national newspapers, I’d say this latest nitwit isn’t faring very well.

  27. Hey, I’ve been going over the posts from the last few days and noticed that the engagement press release from Armstrong came out just about the same time as Pastor Schori was trying to get the word out about what an unethical a-hole Armstrong is.

    Do you think the whole thing could have just been a tossed up by Armstrong to divert any scrutiny that might come his way?

    To: Van Susteren, Greta
    Subject: Derek Armstrong

    Greta,

    I need to set the record straight. I did not grant Derek Armstrong an exclusive interview. I tracked him down to confront him about the things that he said in his book about me and about his horrible choice of pictures that he chose to have published (of Stacy and Cassandra).

    After talking with him for about 40 minutes, he casually asked if he may let people know that we had spoken. I said that was no problem as long as he shared why we had spoken in the first place, i.e., for me to contact him about his falsehoods and speculation in his book.

    I was contacted by ABC a couple of weeks later to tell me that Armstrong had recorded our conversation. Let me be really clear—I did not authorize that in any way, shape, or form.

    Please get this out for me, Greta.

    Thanks,

    Neil Schori

  28. LOL….DP is rather diminutive like his women, or girls. A little, dirty old man.

    It’s all very entertaining, this last push for publicity to land him in print yet again. It certainly has the attention of the press and forums. Something to dish about as we wait patiently for an arrest? Mr. Armstrong is now the go to person for all things DP? The confidante turned tell all….in the name of damn! need to boost my book sales…….
    Such a load of self serving crap.

    His children will suffer the consequences of his antics as he frolics and acts the fool, along with the brainstorming of his handlers who want their anticipated share of a monetary return for their expertise. Oh yeah……..that’s my Dad! Does it make for good lunchroom talk? Those children have been dealt a sh***y hand for sure. God help them.

  29. After seeing the pictures of Drews little outing on Saturday night, it looks the “engagement” is a whole lot of BS.

    Drew doesn’t look a thing like a guy who just got engaged.

    Instead he looks like an inebriated senior citizen slobbering all over these girls with this spaced out look on his face.

    He looks more like a seriously desperate man than the big Casanova he considers himself to be.

  30. facsmiley // December 22, 2008 at 11:02 pm

    … noticed that the engagement press release from Armstrong came out just about the same time as Pastor Schori was trying to get the word out about what an unethical a-hole Armstrong is.

    Do you think the whole thing could have just been a tossed up by Armstrong to divert any scrutiny that might come his way?
    *****
    I think you’re right, Facs – that’s some interesting timing. But could he have pulled that off unilaterally? Wouldn’t it have to be ‘Team Drew’?

  31. As for how Crapanova looked in the pictures of him out on the town… Does anyone else think he looks like he’s on drugs?

  32. Guess Tom and Kris are the ones that are raising the little people. Looks like the old man has other ideas about how he spends his time.

  33. rescueapet // December 23, 2008 at 11:11 am

    Guess Tom and Kris are the ones that are raising the little people. Looks like the old man has other ideas about how he spends his time.

    ***

    Sadder thing is that if Drew did get together with someone that has little children of their own that these two boys will be stuck watching them as well. I seem to be very good and responsible boys but they should be the ones hanging with their friends and having fun as they didn’t choose to have children.

  34. TAI – they can’t possibly have a social life at this point in their lives. They’re too busy dodging the miserable publicity their father generates with women close in age to them.

    What responsible parent would allow their own daughters to get near the Peterson house? They have to be concerned that the old man would be pawing them, especially since he seems to zoom in on teen girls that eventually become 23 year olds.

  35. Not many parents of 23-year-olds have any control over them. Late teens and early 20s are the perfect age for older men because these girls are trying to show their independence from their families and that is a shortcut to thinking that they have financial security.

  36. bucketoftea // December 23, 2008 at 10:31 am

    Hiya all

    Viagra doesn’t do one’s complexion any good.

    ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

    Whether it is Viagra, booze or the strain from not knowing when they are going to come for him, he surely doesn’t look like a guy that can easily pull the ladies with his looks and charm.

    If the emails from the “Hang Drew” site are anything to go by, he is a guy that shamelessly pushes himself onto women by wanting to integrate himself into their lives. with offers of “help” and “accommodation”

    The proverbial wolf in sheeps clothing.

  37. Hahahaha, this headline made me laugh:

    “Drew Peterson insists he’s engaged to 23-year-old waitress”

    Drew Peterson INSISTS he’s engaged, then goes out for the night and slobbers all over a group of women none of which are his fiance, grabs them in a choke hold and gets himself photographed that way.

    To make matters worse his beefy hands clearly visible in the pictures are showing no ring of any kind.

    So who is engaged then or is this statement as truthful and reliable as his time line for the day Stacy went missing ?

  38. JAH – If Drew Peterson is lying, then he duped his own lawyer and PR agent, because they both are quoted as saying that Drew Peterson is engaged to someone.

    Not that anyone cares or believes anything that comes from them. They’re just part of the Drew Peterson circus of stars.

  39. Just getting in from work on this Early Morning of Christmas Eve…….so just wanted to drop in and wish all a wonderful Christmas!

  40. Happy Christmas Eve Everyone!

    Rescue – Your description of Brodsky, Selig, Armstrong, et al as “just part of the Drew Peterson circus of stars” made me lol. And then took me down a weird tangent… I imagined the other ‘island of lost TV stars’ 70s show with your same cast… think Armstrong could write a Love Boat episode?

  41. http://www.fortmilltimes.com/124/story/401497.html

    Recent Illinois editorials
    (Published December 24, 2008)

    Ah, true love. That warm glow of May-December romance. The pure joy of finding the soul mate for whom you’ve been searching.

    The odds of finding a soul mate just once are huge. If you’re a 54-year-old man who’s had four previous soul mates, one of whom disappeared more than a year ago and another of whom you’re suspected of killing, the odds would be astronomical.

    Boy, Drew Peterson must have that bad-boy thing happening in spades.

    Little else can explain why a 23-year-old woman would pledge her troth to a man still married to missing Mrs. Peterson No. 4. And don’t forget wife No. 3, to whom Peterson was married when he became engaged to wife No. 4 and whose death, once believed accidental, is now officially a homicide.

    What is it – the mustache, the burly teddy bear physique, the retired cop machismo?

    Maybe it’s the thrill of living dangerously, of rolling the dice, of challenging the odds. Maybe it’s that Peterson has a publicist who can announce your engagement and guarantee headlines around the country.

    Whatever it is, far be it for us to question true love. We may not be keen on wishing the happy couple well, but we can’t help but send a message of good luck to the bride-to-be. She’s going to need all she can get.

    The (Tinley Park) SouthtownStar. Dec. 18

  42. Coffee, Your Love Boat senario is cracking me up but I don’t dare type some of what came to mind. I’ll just say it involves some B-players as guest stars! 🙂

  43. Ahhh, alcohol:

    “Anonomyous
    Tuesday, Dec 23 at 6:16 PM

    Ok..Im one of the girls in the picture, Im going to say sorry cause we all were drinking ALOT–It was tasteless, purely classless, and NOBODY here likes Drew Peterson-Its kind of like when you are driving 65 and everyone is doing 95, you try to keep up, the only difference is…if we were SOBER, NONE Of us would be ANYWHERE NEAR HIM-EVERYONE KNOWS THINGS ARE EASY TO REGRET THE NEXT DAY AFTER A LONG NIGHT OF DRINKING! SORRY TO EVERYONE-NOBODY LOOKS UP TO HIM AS A CELEB! EVERYONE WAS JUST DOING WHAT EVERYONE ELSE WAS AND AGAIN, WAS NOT SOBER “

  44. Mom, dad, I can explain. You’re going to see me having pictures and videos taken with a murder suspect. Flirting with him. Kissing him. Hanging on him. I know, I know, you’re thinking the worst. That Nancy Grace is going to show those pictures on her tv program five times a night for the next month or more. Aunt Millie is going to choke on her morning farina when she sees the pictures and video while watching the early news. Who knew my face would be all over the national news.

    Once I get over this cocktail flu I’m suffering from and get my head out of the toilet, I’m going to take a good, hard look at my inner self and pledge to fight these demons that take control of my damn brain anytime I’m in a bar standing next to a murder suspect. It was horrible. You should have been there. One of those little demon guys was sitting on my shoulder and forcing me to think that kissing a murder suspect named Drew Peterson was going to feel right. Feel good. And I’d have lasting memories of it in pictures and video.

    None of it is for real folks. None of us are engaged to that murder suspect. We merely got so plowed, even him, the oldest, gruftiest ugliest sob in the place looked good. You know how it is. You drink, you laugh, you make a complete idiot of yourself, suck face with a murder suspect, find your way home, then look at yourself in the mirror the next day and think what the hell did I do now?

    Don’t worry, it’s all good now. I’ve sobered up, I remember my name and age now, and I remember what the word s-t-u-p-i-d means.

    Mom, dad, even though you saw me flirting with and kissing Drew Peterson, I’ve pledged that I will not listen to those little demon guys sitting on my shoulder again. I promise that I will not let another drink pass my lips if even Drew Peterson starts looking good to me. Right now, the toilet bowl I’ve got my head stuck in even looks better than he did.

    Love, your daughter……..

    The ex-future Mrs. Peterson

  45. LMAO, Rescue!

    Still, can’t for the life of me figure out why it that in a room full of men (and some of them young and cute) the drunk dummies glommed-on to THAT one. Just baffling.

  46. facsmiley // December 24, 2008 at 11:36 am

    LMAO, Rescue!

    Still, can’t for the life of me figure out why it that in a room full of men (and some of them young and cute) the drunk dummies glommed-on to THAT one. Just baffling.
    ****
    That was FUNNY, Rescue – thanks! (posted Dec 24 @ 11:16p) And so true. ‘Merry Christmas, Gradma. I’m on TV!’

    Facs – My guess is that if the same number of cameras and onlookers had been focused on some of – or ANY of – the other men there, those same young women would been all over them instead.

  47. [i]Still, can’t for the life of me figure out why it that in a room full of men (and some of them young and cute) the drunk dummies glommed-on to THAT one. Just baffling.[i]

    The offer of cash for public face time with the old man? I wonder if she felt the need for a shower and redemption when she got home.

  48. Thanks, grandam.

    Until I read that article, I thought anyone who would date DP now suffered from some pysychological disorder.

  49. I was worried…it’s been DAYS since anyone posted comments! Weird! Well hopefully everyone is enjoying the holidays and the strange weather.

    I don’t want to get my hopes up again for the 3rd, 4th or 100th time, but I’m looking forward to some action on this blog in January! Days are numbered! It just HAS to be!

  50. Hi everyone. Hope you all had a wonderful Christmas.

    Not to worry, song4sky – hopes for an anticipated conclusion in the Drew Peterson saga is something we all want.

    Yes, days are numbered.

  51. Is Hosey off his feed or something? this may be the worst article he’s ever written:

    http://www.suburbanchicagonews.com/bolingbrooksun/news/1351842,4_1_JO28_TOPSTORY_S1.article

    Drew avoids felony, could be engaged
    December 28, 2008

    By JOE HOSEY Staff Writer
    The year of 2008 was exceedingly kind to Drew Peterson.

    Not only did Bolingbrook’s favorite son slip out of a felony gun rap, but the “abandoned” husband and father of six found new love in the form of a woman even younger than the then 23-year-old wife he claims ran out on him just 14 months earlier.

    Peterson, whose fourth wife vanished in October 2007 and third wife was the victim of an unsolved March 2004 homicide, also remained a free man despite legislation many believe was crafted and passed specifically to put him in behind bars.

    The new statute, affectionately nicknamed “Drew’s Law,” allows hearsay testimony to be introduced in murder trials under special circumstances…

  52. He sounds fed up?

    Re Drew’s Law. In his dreams. It’s journalistic nonsense. Alas, he is just one of many pig lovers over many millenia that society needs to deal with.

    Nothing special except maybe how disgusting he appears to be and how like the rotting carrion he has attracted so much company.

  53. Hi Facs!

    The year has been “exceedingly kind” to Drew Peterson???? You are right, Facs, this isn’t Joe Hosey’s finest piece. Peterson avoided a felony? His lawyers didn’t win the case. We all know the real reason it’s on appeal. It’s not over yet.

    Obvious legal probate (Savio) issues, financial drain and public scorn aren’t my idea of an exceedingly kind year. Maybe Joe’s thinking that brain deficient 23 year olds latching on to Drew Peterson is exceedingly kind, but most think it’s disgusting and distasteful. But, oh well, to each his own.

  54. You could be right, Facs. Maybe Joe is being ironic. Because, the more I think about it, the more I realize there is nothing about Drew Peterson’s life that isn’t dark and gloomy. His kids are rays of sunshine in his dismal life, but, of course, he’s so hellbent on replacing Stacy in their lives so as not to cut into his cruising and boozing, he seems to be the only one who doesn’t realize what a blessing his kids really are.

  55. facsmiley // December 28, 2008 at 11:11 am

    Is Hosey off his feed or something? this may be the worst article he’s ever written:

    http://www.suburbanchicagonews

    ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

    I think that article was meant to be on the sarcastic side as Joe Hosey doesn’t deliberately write favorably about Drew Peterson anymore and definitely not like the early days when Joe Hosey wrote whatever Joel Brodsky wanting him to write.

    Needless to say that’s when his articles were truly woeful – hahaha.

    Things have improved a lot since Joe stopped being Joels mouthpiece and now Glenn Selig writes all of Joels white noise rubbish instead.

    Can’t you tell ?

  56. The picture of Drew is disgusting, he looks so old & sooooo drunk.

    He can barely keep his eyes open, for petes sake, go home & take care of your kids.

    I bet they had a lousy Christmas, with dad hung over AGAIN!

    What a POS for a father, I really feel for those kids.

    Too bad DCFS is so lame in our area, that they can’t see this is emotional abuse to these kids, not to mention “neglect”!!!!

  57. facsmiley // December 27, 2008 at 11:58 pm

    Status of the gun charges appeal and cross appeal?

    PETERSON DREW 2 18 9 RVJC 830 04P 000232 Status

    ***

    I don’t think this is for the gun charge. I think it is for the lawsuit filed by Kathleen Savio’s family to reopen her estate in preparation for a possible wrongful death lawsuit against Drew. They also have appearances listed for both of the older boys as well just 30 minutes after his scheduled appointment.

    PETERSON KRISTOPHER 2 18 9 RVJC 900 04P 000232

    PETERSON THOMAS D 2 18 9 RVJC 900 04P 000232

  58. Thank you TAI.

    Looks like the engagement news was just a lot of prolific nonsense to keep eyes away from real issues and looming court appearances.

    I bet some serious stuff is going to surface in 2009 !

  59. Since news is slow… Just pointing out that the other bizzarro case keeps getting crazier by the minute as well…

    ***
    P.I. Says He Videotaped Area Where Caylee Was Later Found
    Monday, December 29, 2008

    ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. — Deputies want know what a private investigator was doing in the area where Caylee’s body was found. They’ve been told he was videotaping the area a month before Caylee’s body was discovered.

    The private investigator was apparently working with the Anthony family at the time. It raises questions about whether the Anthonys knew the remains were there a month before they were found..

    The private investigator who works with the Anthonys told Eyewitness News he came to the area the month before Caylee’s remains were found and videotaped the area. He says the tape shows Caylee’s body was not there at that time, but now investigators want to know why he was there with a camera in mid-November.

    Private investigator Jim Hoover says he recorded the wooded area where Caylee Marie Anthony’s remains were found about a month before they were found.

    “We will definitely look into that, absolutely,” said Carlos Padilla, Orange County Sheriff’s Office.

    Hoover briefly showed an Eyewitness News photographer a short clip of the videotape, which appeared to be authentic; the fence was recognizable.

    “They know the existence of the tape and want to look at all evidence that’s available,” Padilla said.

    Investigators also want to talk to the Anthonys’ private investigator who works with Hoover, Dominic Casey. The defense wants to intervene, because Dominic Casey used to work for the defense and attorney Jose Baez doesn’t want him to divulge privileged information.

    Baez said investigators won’t let him sit in on the questioning, so he’s asking the judge to appoint a special master to protect defense secrets if the private eye agrees to talk.

    “Investigators have tried to make arrangements with Mr. Casey to speak to him and he’s not responded,” Padilla said.

    The defense’s spokesman said they don’t want their former private eye to divulge privileged conversations they might have had about where Caylee’s remains might be.

    ***
    Source: http://www.wftv.com/news/18377039/detail.html

  60. justanotherhen // December 29, 2008 at 4:42 pm

    Thank you TAI.

    Looks like the engagement news was just a lot of prolific nonsense to keep eyes away from real issues and looming court appearances.

    I bet some serious stuff is going to surface in 2009 !

    ****

    I personally don’t think it was done to DIVERT attention – I think it was done to GET attention. Bet he was bummed that this news only created a stir for such a short time and still got second billing to the Caylee Anthony case.

  61. I still say Armstrong put it out there because Pastor Schori had just gone to Greta with the unethical taping and pimping of his conversation.

    He needed to cause a ruckus to take the focus off him and back on Drew.

    It would explain why this one time he took his release right to the media outlets instead of distributing it through Selig’s PR company.

  62. “I still say Armstrong put it out there because Pastor Schori had just gone to Greta with the unethical taping and pimping of his conversation.

    He needed to cause a ruckus to take the focus off him and back on Drew.”

    ************

    Interesting theory! Hmmm. You may be onto something there.

    Yeah, something always seemed fishy about the whole engagement thing. Still seems to me tho that he was jealous that Blago was getting all the attention. :}

  63. http://www.jconline.com/article/20081230/NEWS03/812300331

    Volunteers bring tools, expertise to help police search river for body

    By Bob Scott • bscott@journalandcourier.com • December 30, 2008

    (Image)

    Sean Henday (left) and Dianna Noun begin their search Monday on the Wabash River for Steven Smith, who is believed to have been killed and dumped in the river, Monday, near West Lafayette.By Michael Heinz/Journal & Courier

    Additional volunteers joined the search of the Wabash River Monday for the body of Steven L. Smith, 52, who has been missing since Dec. 6.

    Volunteers used high-tech underwater equipment and a group from Bolingbrook, Ill., called Find Stacy Peterson, brought a 24-foot pontoon boat and a 10-foot jon boat to assist in the search.

    The group IN Hope also is providing support for the search, including lodging and gasoline for the volunteers. The volunteers are helping the Lafayette Police Department, which is investigating Smith’s disappearance as a homicide.

    “We’re trying to bring in as many resources as possible to find Smith,” said Lafayette Police detective Mike Humphrey.

    Wesley E. Kelly, 28, is a suspect but has not been formally charged in connection with Smith’s death. He is being held without bond in the Tippecanoe County Jail for violating his probation in an unrelated burglary case.

    Investigators believe that Smith and Kelly got into a fight Dec. 6. The two eventually wound up on a railroad bridge over the Wabash River. They suspect that Kelly struck Smith with a padlock attached to a rope, knocking Smith into the water.

    Volunteer Sean Henady assisted the six-hour search with special equipment from his business, Aerial Image Corp. of West Lafayette. He used an underwater camera and a side-scan sonar system.

    Lafayette Fire Department personnel searched the river banks, and an Indiana State Police helicopter assisted from the air.

    Henady said he just returned from a 20-year-old cold case search in Odessa, Texas. He also assisted in the search for Caylee Anthony in Orlando, Fla., a two-year-old missing since June, whose remains were found Dec. 11.

    “These are uncomfortable conditions, but we’ll be bringing in more equipment Tuesday,” Henady said. “The water is dropping pretty fast, and that helps a lot.”

    He said that Dennis Waters of the Hummingbird Corp. is expected to join the search today. He is a representative of Hummingbird, which makes sonar fish locators for sportsmen.

    “We’re trying to get one more boat,” Henady said.

    Volunteers Dianna Noun and Roy Taylor are with the Find Stacy Peterson group. Peterson, 23, a mother of two, vanished in October 2007 from Bolingbrook. She remains missing.

    “We helped search for Stacy and kept it going,” said Noun, a resident of Bolingbrook. “I never knew Stacy, but I just wanted to help.

    “We’ve participated in about 140 searches during the past 13 months.”

  64. Image:

    (Tribune photo by John Smierciak / December 18, 2008)
    Tony Yauk, 26, of Westmont, Ill., discusses Drew Peterson’s new fiancee. Peterson’s lawyer and publicist announced that Peterson is engaged to be married to a 23-year-old woman. Yauk alleges that he knows the woman and that he is the father of her two children. Peterson is still married to his fourth wife, Stacy, who was also 23 years old when she disappeared last year.

  65. Photo entitled “Happy Man”


    Tribune photo by John Smierciak / December 17, 2008)
    Drew Peterson cleans the snow from one of his vehicles in front of his home in Bolingbrook, Ill.
    Behind him, a memorial to his missing wife, Stacy, continues to be on display on a neighbor’s property. Peterson’s lawyer and publicist confirmed that the 54-year-old retired Bolingbrook police officer now has a 23-year-old fiance. Peterson said, “I am a happy man!”

  66. http://www.suntimes.com/lifestyles/berman/1353724,CST-FTR-berman30.article

    Certain women regard Drew as a prime catch
    SEX &RELATIONSHIPS | They’re trying to repeat early clash with male figure

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    December 30, 2008

    BY LAURA BERMAN laura@bermancenter.com
    Love is in the air this holiday season, although it might not be where you expect it.

    Drew Peterson’s lawyer recently confirmed that Peterson is engaged to a local 24-year-old woman. For those of you who haven’t kept abreast of the Peterson media blitz, the 54-year-old former Bolingbrook police sergeant is being investigated in the 2004 homicide of his third wife, Kathleen, and he is still married to his missing wife, Stacy.

    IMAGE:

    Drew Peterson, pictured Dec. 17, attracts a flock of groupies when he’s out at the bars despite his tawdry background.
    (Rich Hein/Sun-Times)

    RELATED STORIES Special section: Searching for Stacy Peterson

    You might think that the suspicious death of one wife and another missing one would cause most women to run for the hills, but Peterson actually is quite the draw around town. Women swarm around him at local bars, so-called Drew groupies abound, and now he is engaged to a young, pretty woman.

    What is the attraction?

    There are a couple of reasons why women flock to purported bad boys like Peterson. Often, these women have an early history of conflict or trauma with the primary male figure in their life. In some women, this might be a history of an abusive relationship with their father, or perhaps an emotionally charged relationship with their stepfather.

    If there is conflict with the primary male figure in a young woman’s childhood, no matter whom that might be, this could present later in life an attraction to bad boys or an attraction to unhealthy relationships. This pattern also could be set in place when girls witness an abusive or an unhealthy relationship between their father and mother, or between their mother and the men she dates. Witnessing abusive or controlling relationships such as these can cause women to associate love with abuse or sexuality with control and dominance.

    Another reason that women are attracted to bad boys is because of the power they wield. Women think that if they are attached to a powerful, dominant man, they will become powerful as well. Of course, the opposite is true, and these women often find themselves trapped in abusive relationships in which all of their power and autonomy is removed.

    In cases such as Drew Peterson, the display of power becomes even more intoxicating, because his fame makes him appear larger than life. Whether innocent or guilty, Peterson has become a local celebrity. Regardless of whether this recognition is fame or infamy, women are attracted to the glow of fame. He might not be Brad Pitt, but he still gets his name in the paper on a regular basis, and that alone is attraction enough in our celebrity-obsessed culture.

    The lure of bad boys is nothing new. From serial killers to convicted wife killers such as Scott Peterson, the most heinous criminals in our society are never short on fascinated groupies. Women who seek out bad boys will inevitably find them … and, unfortunately, they often find a sad end as well.

    To prevent these unsafe relationship patterns, parents have to help children develop confidence and secure relationships. Young women need to learn healthy relationship patterns and develop a strong sense of self-worth if they are to establish adult relationships with the right boy, instead of the bad one.

    Dr. Berman is author of the new best seller Real Sex for Real Women. See her at 6:45 a.m. Fridays on WMAQ-Channel 5.

  67. http://www.suntimes.com/lifestyles/berman/1353724,CST-FTR-berman30.article

    Certain women regard Drew as a prime catch
    SEX &RELATIONSHIPS | They’re trying to repeat early clash with male figure

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    December 30, 2008

    BY LAURA BERMAN laura@bermancenter.com
    Love is in the air this holiday season, although it might not be where you expect it.

    Drew Peterson’s lawyer recently confirmed that Peterson is engaged to a local 24-year-old woman. For those of you who haven’t kept abreast of the Peterson media blitz, the 54-year-old former Bolingbrook police sergeant is being investigated in the 2004 homicide of his third wife, Kathleen, and he is still married to his missing wife, Stacy.

    IMAGE:

    Drew Peterson, pictured Dec. 17, attracts a flock of groupies when he’s out at the bars despite his tawdry background.
    (Rich Hein/Sun-Times)

    RELATED STORIES Special section: Searching for Stacy Peterson

    You might think that the suspicious death of one wife and another missing one would cause most women to run for the hills, but Peterson actually is quite the draw around town. Women swarm around him at local bars, so-called Drew groupies abound, and now he is engaged to a young, pretty woman.

    What is the attraction?

    There are a couple of reasons why women flock to purported bad boys like Peterson. Often, these women have an early history of conflict or trauma with the primary male figure in their life. In some women, this might be a history of an abusive relationship with their father, or perhaps an emotionally charged relationship with their stepfather.

    If there is conflict with the primary male figure in a young woman’s childhood, no matter whom that might be, this could present later in life an attraction to bad boys or an attraction to unhealthy relationships. This pattern also could be set in place when girls witness an abusive or an unhealthy relationship between their father and mother, or between their mother and the men she dates. Witnessing abusive or controlling relationships such as these can cause women to associate love with abuse or sexuality with control and dominance.

    Another reason that women are attracted to bad boys is because of the power they wield. Women think that if they are attached to a powerful, dominant man, they will become powerful as well. Of course, the opposite is true, and these women often find themselves trapped in abusive relationships in which all of their power and autonomy is removed.

    In cases such as Drew Peterson, the display of power becomes even more intoxicating, because his fame makes him appear larger than life. Whether innocent or guilty, Peterson has become a local celebrity. Regardless of whether this recognition is fame or infamy, women are attracted to the glow of fame. He might not be Brad Pitt, but he still gets his name in the paper on a regular basis, and that alone is attraction enough in our celebrity-obsessed culture.

    The lure of bad boys is nothing new. From serial killers to convicted wife killers such as Scott Peterson, the most heinous criminals in our society are never short on fascinated groupies. Women who seek out bad boys will inevitably find them … and, unfortunately, they often find a sad end as well.

    To prevent these unsafe relationship patterns, parents have to help children develop confidence and secure relationships. Young women need to learn healthy relationship patterns and develop a strong sense of self-worth if they are to establish adult relationships with the right boy, instead of the bad one.

    Dr. Berman is author of the new best seller Real Sex for Real Women. See her at 6:45 a.m. Fridays on WMAQ-Channel 5.

  68. DECEMBER 17, 2008

    IMAGE:

    (Tribune photo by John Smierciak / December 17, 2008)
    Drew Peterson, 54, tells reporters he is a happy man. His lawyer and publicist confirmed that Peterson is engaged to marry a 23-year-old woman.

    IMAGE:

    (Tribune photo by John Smierciak / December 17, 2008)
    Drew Peterson clears snow from the driveway of his Bolingbrook, Ill. home as his daughter watches from the window.

    Photo entitled “Happy Man”
    IMAGE:

    Tribune photo by John Smierciak / December 17, 2008)
    Drew Peterson cleans the snow from one of his vehicles in front of his home in Bolingbrook, Ill. Behind him, a memorial to his missing wife, Stacy, continues to be on display on a neighbor’s property. Peterson’s lawyer and publicist confirmed that the 54-year-old retired Bolingbrook police officer now has a 23-year-old fiance. Peterson said, “I am a happy man!”

    DECEMBER 18, 2008

    Pic of Tony Yauk on Chicago Tribune:

    IMAGE:

    (Tribune photo by John Smierciak / December 18, 2008)
    Tony Yauk, 26, of Westmont, Ill., discusses Drew Peterson’s new fiancee. Peterson’s lawyer and publicist announced that Peterson is engaged to be married to a 23-year-old woman. Yauk alleges that he knows the woman and that he is the father of her two children. Peterson is still married to his fourth wife, Stacy, who was also 23 years old when she disappeared last year.


    (Tribune photo by John Smierciak / December 18, 2008)
    Drew Peterson walks his son Anthony home from school. Drew Peterson, 54, of Bolingbrook, Ill., is engaged to be married to a 23-year-old woman, his lawyer and publicist confirmed. Peterson is still married to fourth wife Stacy, who was also was 23 years old when she disappeared last year.

    DECEMBER 19, 2008

    (Tribune photo by Alex Garcia / December 19, 2008)
    The front book flap, left, and a front page of the book “Drew Peterson Exposed,” which Drew Peterson autographed for Chicago resident Ernie Raines. The book was signed for Raines before he found out that Drew was claiming to be engaged to his 23-year-old daughter.


    (Tribune photo by Alex Garcia / December 19, 2008)
    Chicago resident Ernie Raines talks about the news that Drew Peterson is claiming to be engaged to his 23-year-old daughter, Christina Raines.

  69. http://www.suburbanchicagonews.com/napervillesun/news/1353798,6_1_NA30_YEARREVIEW_S1.article

    Faces of tragedy in 2008
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    December 30, 2008

    The Sun staff took a look back on Naperville’s biggest stories of 2008 and caught up with where they all stand today as the year comes to a close. What you’ll read today is the last in a three-part series reflecting on our politics and our schools in the last 364 days of 2008.

    Fallen Naperville soldiers remembered

    Image:

    Army Cpl. James Hale (from top lef), Marine Cpl. Tony Mihalo, John D. Rosales; and Michael Fairbanks (bottom, from left), Stacy Peterson and Lisa Stebic

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    TIMELINE OF EVENTS
    2003: Hale enlists with the Army in Chicago after splitting his senior year of high school between Naperville Central and a school in Ohio.
    2004: Mihalo enlists in the Marines while still a student at Naperville North High School. In October, he heads off to train in San Diego and is deployed for a seven-month stint in Iraq 10 months later.

    March 2007: Mihalo is deployed for the second time.

    February: Mihalo is unexpectedly deployed again, this time to Afghanistan to help out in a unit that is short on combat veterans.

    Aug. 13: Hale is killed in Baghdad after the vehicle in which he was riding strikes a roadside bomb. He was serving as a military policeman helping Iraqi police with maintaining security in Baghdad.

    Aug. 14: Mihalo’s fiancée, Megan Allen, is notified that Mihalo has been killed in Afghanistan.
    Then: Two 23-year-olds from Naperville died in combat within two days in August. Army Cpl. Jim Hale (left) was killed when his vehicle encountered a roadside bomb Aug. 13 in Baghdad; a day later, Marine Cpl. Tony Mihalo was killed by a roadside bomb while serving in Afghanistan. In addition to their local funerals, public ceremonies were held in their memories: Naperville held a brief memorial service for both men Aug. 15 at the Millennium Carillon, and the Naperville North High School football team honored Mihalo, a former defensive lineman for the Huskies, with a moment of silence before its Aug. 29 game.

    Now: Along with nearly 200 other fallen troops from Illinois, they were remembered in a traveling exhibit of hand-drawn portraits of men and women who have died in service to their country since Sept. 11, 2001.

    The memorial visited the Aurora Public Library, Eola Road Branch, for a few days in November. Hale and Mihalo were the ninth and 10th military personnel from Naperville, respectively, to be killed in the current wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. No more troops from Naperville have died in combat since.

    — Katie Foutz and Paige Winfield

    Naperville man shot in soured drug robbery

    Editor’s note: Two Naperville men died violently this year, less than eight months and two miles apart from each other in upscale sections of Naperville.

    Then: John D. Rosales, 23, was shot in the neck shortly after midnight April 1 in his home at 2511 Sheehan Drive. He apparently managed to get into his car and drive to the area of 87th Street and Skylane Drive, where Naperville police found him dead on a median.

    Police initially sought two suspects in the slaying, but within two days announced the arrests of five men charged with killing Rosales in what police Chief David Dial characterized as “basically a robbery of drugs gone bad.”

    The suspects include Reginald D. Chandler-Martin, 22; Justin C. Harper, 21; Courtney L. Mayes, 21; and Cherrod L. Moore, 28, all of Aurora; and Tyrell Jackson, 21, of Villa Park.

    Now: All five are scheduled to appear Jan. 20 in Will County Circuit Court in Joliet. A judge will be asked that day to suppress statements some or all of the men gave police and prohibit those statements from being used as evidence against them in their trials.

    TIMELINE OF EVENTS

    March 31: John D. Rosales hosts a late-night party in his townhouse at 2511 Sheehan Drive in Naperville’s Windridge neighborhood. Among his guests are Aurora residents Courtney L. Mayes and Cherrod L. Moore, two of the five men who will ultimately be charged in Rosales’ murder.

    April 1: Shortly after midnight, two other men — Aurora resident Reginald D. Chandler-Martin and Villa Park resident Tyrell Jackson burst into the townhouse, announcing a robbery. Rosales is shot in the neck and mortally wounded, but still manages to get into his car and drive to 87th Street and Skylane Drive, where police find his body at about 12:30 a.m.

    April 3: Naperville Police Chief David Dial and Will County State’s Attorney James Glasgow hold a news conference to announce the arrests of five suspects.

    April 25: The suspects plead not guilty in Will County Circuit Court in Joliet.

    Dec. 3: Attorneys for the five men ask a judge to suppress any statements their clients might have given police. The judge continues the matter to Jan. 20.

    — Bill Bird

    Naperville man dies after stabbing

    Then: Michael J. Fairbanks, 18, of Naperville was fatally stabbed about 5:40 p.m. Nov. 26 on the street on the 1300 block of Keats Avenue, in the Ashbury neighborhood on Naperville’s far southwest side.

    Police cordoned off that area and launched a manhunt for what they initially believed were two suspects connected to the stabbing. Witnesses said they saw two men flee south toward the area of 104th Street between Plainfield-Naperville and Book roads.

    Fairbanks, who had been stabbed in the heart, died four days later in Edward Hospital in Naperville.

    Now: Will County State’s Attorney James Glasgow on Dec. 2 announced two charges of first-degree murder had been filed against Fairbanks’ alleged assailant. Cortez Branch, 21, of the 100 block of Cranberry Lane in Bolingbrook has an appearance date pending in Will County Circuit Court in Joliet. Police have not revealed a motive for the stabbing.

    TIMELINE OF EVENTS

    Nov. 26: About 5:40 p.m., Naperville resident Michael J. Fairbanks, 18, is stabbed in the heart while standing on the street on the 1300 block of Keats Avenue on the city’s far southwest side. Paramedics rush him to Edward Hospital in Naperville while police scour the neighborhood, initially seeking two men.

    Nov. 27: Police arrest Cortez Branch, 21, of Bolingbrook. He is charged with aggravated battery and armed violence in Fairbanks’ stabbing. His bond is set at $1 million.

    Nov. 30: Fairbanks dies of his injury in Edward Hospital. Several of his organs are harvested for transplant.

    Dec. 2: Charges against Branch are upgraded to two counts of first-degree murder.

    Dec. 3: Relatives and friends of Fairbanks conduct a memorial service in Aurora.

    — Bill Bird

    Family still asking, ‘Where’s Stacy?’

    Then: Oct. 28 marked the one-year anniversary of the disappearance of Stacy Peterson (left), 23, the fourth wife of former Bolingbrook police Sgt. Drew Peterson, 54. She was remembered in October with a candlelight procession through her neighborhood, where her husband — who is the sole suspect in her “potential homicide” — still resides with their two young children, and his children from his third marriage to the late Kathleen Savio. The commemoration service was held on the front lawn of Peterson’s neighbor Sharon Bychowski, and was attended about 70 people who expressed concern and fear that the worst has happened to Stacy.

    In January, a racy text message to Stacy was thought to provide a critical break in the case, and Peterson told police he found the message on a cell phone belonging to his missing wife. The Illinois State Police secured a search warrant for the phone, and on the accounts used to create the message.

    Police said the message could not be traced, according to a relative of Stacy.

    In February, Stacy is reportedly seen in Thailand. Peterson’s attorney released the photos to the news media. Peterson said he couldn’t be sure the pictures are of Stacy.

    The 2004 death of Savio was originally declared a drowning accident, but in February investigators said it was a homicide after her body was exhumed and a new autopsy was performed — all in light of Stacy’s disappearance.

    Now: In spite of a $35,000 reward offered for finding Stacy, no one has come forward to claim they know where she is, or where her body is.

    2008 very kind to Drew

    Then: More than a year ago, state police named former Bolingbrook police Sgt. Drew Peterson, 54, their sole suspect in the 2007 disappearance of his fourth wife, Stacy Peterson, a matter they classified a “potential homicide.” The death of his third wife, Kathleen Savio, also was classified as a homicide when investigators exhumed her body to revisit her cause of death in light of Stacy’s disappearance.

    In May Peterson was arrested on a felony weapons charge of owning a rifle with a barrel less than 16 inches in length, in violation of state law. His attorney, Joel Brodsky was quoted in The Sun saying, “They are trying to harass him.”

    In July two former friends of Peterson, Len Wawczak and Paula Stark, came forward to say they wore wires at the behest of the state police and recorded Peterson making incriminating statements about his involvement in one wife’s disappearance and the other’s death.

    In November a judge dismissed the felony gun charges after Will County prosecutors refused to hand over internal documents leading to their decision to arrest Peterson.

    Two books about Peterson were published this year — “Drew Peterson Exposed” by author Derek Armstrong, and “Fatal Vows: The Tragic Wives of Sergeant Drew Peterson” by Herald News reporter Joe Hosey.

    Now: While his wife, Stacy, remains missing, Peterson remains a free man despite legislation many believe was crafted and passed specifically to put him in behind bars. The new statute, affectionately nicknamed “Drew’s Law,” allows hearsay testimony to be introduced in murder trials under special circumstances. The “abandoned” husband and father of six also has reportedly found new love after the then 23-year-old wife he claims ran out on him just 14 months earlier. Peterson’s attorney, Joel Brodsky, and his Florida-based publicist, Glenn Selig, eagerly confirmed the rumors and said that yes, Drew was looking at getting married for the fifth time. But Peterson and the woman identified as his betrothed — single mother of two Christina Raines of Romeoville — both denied they were getting married. Raines’ father, Ernie Raines, said that his daughter was indeed the young woman planning to tie the knot with Peterson. And he did not like it one bit.

    TIMELINE OF EVENTS

    Jan. 24: Will County state’s attorney’s office acknowledges publicly for the first time that a grand jury has been convened to investigate Stacy Peterson’s disappearance and Kathleen Savio’s death.

    Feb. 21: Will County state’s attorney announces that Savio’s death officially declared a homicide after another autopsy reveals she drowned.

    March 17: A judge orders that cars and computers seized from Drew Peterson be returned on the condition Peterson agree to not challenge the validity of more than 200 digital photographs of his cars and other property. Judge says he needs more time to consider a request that weapons taken from Peterson be given to Peterson’s son, who is a police officer.

    May 21: Peterson turns himself in to police on a weapons charge unrelated to the disappearance of his wife. He was released from custody after an adult son posts a 10 percent bond.

    June 4: Peterson’s adult son picks up eight guns that authorities seized from Peterson’s home as part of the investigation into Stacy Peterson’s disappearance.

    June 26: Drew Peterson’s 15-year-old son joins the growing number of family and friends of Drew Peterson to testify before a Will County grand jury.

    July 23: Published report says two former friends of Drew Peterson wore a wire and secretly taped conversations with Peterson.

    Oct. 23: Judge Richard Schoenstedt says prospective jurors would be summoned in early December in Peterson’s gun case.

    Nov. 20: Gun charges against Peterson are dropped.

    Dec. 17: Word gets out that Peterson is reportedly engaged to another woman, Christina Raines, 24.

    — Sun staff with Joe Hosey of The Herald News contributing

    Lisa Stebic still missing after more than a year

    Then: Plainfield mom Lisa Stebic disappeared April 30, 2007. Her loved ones have joined in the search for Stacy Peterson while continuing vigils for Lisa. Lisa, 37, was apparently last seen by her husband, Craig Stebic, the only suspect in the case, in their home on Red Star Drive in Plainfield, police say. He told police he thought his wife left to go on her usual jog. In May, Lisa’s family petitioned for her children’s grandparents’ visitation rights, which they said had been denied them since she went missing. Family members had reportedly told investigators that Stebic may have said in front of his children that he would “cut Lisa Stebic into pieces and no one would ever find her,” according to court documents. Stebic’s attorney, Dion Davi, advised him not to answer questions about the claims. In November Lisa’s parents, Lawrence and Judith Ruttenberg, and grandparents, Milton and Charlotte Ruttenberg were granted visitation rights, 18 months after her disappearance.

    Now: The reward offered to help find Lisa Stebic has grown to more than $70,000, according to http://www.findlisastebic.org. She remains missing.

    TIMELINE OF EVENTS

    Jan. 3: Joe Stebic, Craig Stebic’s dad, along with Jim and Laurrie Bingenheimer, Craig and Lisa Stebic’s friends and neighbors, testify in front of a Will County grand jury.

    Feb. 14: A Will County judge denies Craig Stebic’s attempt to block his missing wife’s family from seeking visits with his kids.

    Feb. 28: Stebic files documents in court seeking the return of his guns and cars.

    April 27: Friends and family of Lisa mark the one-year anniversary of her disappearance by raising money for a local domestic violence prevention agency with a Walk for Guardian Angel Community Services in downtown Plainfield.

    May 21: State police revoke Craig Stebic’s firearm owner’s identification card following a request from Plainfield Police Chief Don Bennett.

    June 5: Lisa’s younger sister testifies before a special grand jury investigating Lisa’s disappearance.

    June 24: A judge agrees to return Craig Stebic’s guns, but since Stebic’s FOID card was revoked, the guns would either have to be sold or given to a third party with a valid FOID card.

    Sept. 13: Lisa’s family is featured on Fox TV’s “America’s Most Wanted” in a segment called “Making Noise.” The segment gives families of missing people suggestions on how to keep their cases in the headlines.

    Sept. 8: Craig Stebic gets his truck back, and his guns go to an acquaintance who has a valid firearm owner’s identification card.

    Oct. 2: The file on the Stebic grandparent visitation case has been closed. Craig Stebic agrees to allow visits between his children, ages 12 and 13, and Lisa’s parents and grandparents.

    The views expressed in these blog posts are those of the author and not of the Sun-Times News Group.

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  70. “He might not be Brad Pitt…”

    This quote from one of the articles that HeDidIt posted has to win the award for Biggest Understatement of 2008!!

  71. http://www.jconline.com/article/20081230/NEWS03/812300331

    Volunteers bring tools, expertise to help police search river for body

    By Bob Scott • bscott@journalandcourier.com • December 30, 2008


    Volunteers used high-tech underwater equipment and a group from Bolingbrook, Ill., called Find Stacy Peterson, brought a 24-foot pontoon boat and a 10-foot jon boat to assist in the search.

    I had heard that FSP members were helping search for others missing in the area. It is nice to see them get positive recognition. I expect that Drew will be countering this somehow in the next day or two.

  72. OT, but unbelievable. Blago is going to appoint Roland Burris to the vacant senate seat. Only in Illinois can the political crooks call the shots, no matter what.

  73. My favorite from the comment thread:

    “Air Is Free on December 30, 2008 11:25 AM

    This is like one of those ‘second chance offers’ from Ebay. Burris must have placed the highest, non-winning bid.”

  74. Oh, how humiliating this all looks for Illinois.

    Gov does what he pleases, picks a guy (doesn’t matter who he is) who should’ve run as fast away as he could, but who accepts the appointment. Senate leader says they’re not honoring the appointment, Lt. Gov says the paperwork isn’t even going to be processed, and this is all on national tv.

    yikes.

  75. Odd thing is that I don’t recall anything bad about Roland Burris. It is really sad if he is actually a good caindidate if they just say no to him to spite Blago.

  76. With tomorrow being the big party night that it is, I’m guessing that we may see some more pics and/or videos of Drew out celebrating the new year soon…

  77. http://www.suntimes.com/news/peterson/1355937,CST-NWS-boling31.article

    Prosecutor confident in Peterson cases
    BOLINGBROOK | Says at least 1 should be solved in 2009

    December 31, 2008

    BY DAN ROZEK Staff Reporter/drozek@suntimes.com

    The new year should bring new information that will help investigators determine what happened to at least one of Drew Peterson’s wives, Will County State’s Attorney James Glasgow said Tuesday.

    Though Glasgow made a similar, still-unfulfilled prediction two months ago, he remains upbeat that authorities will solve the 2007 disappearance of Stacy Peterson and the 2004 drowning death of Kathleen Savio.

    Will County State’s Attorney James Glasgow says he believes investigators will determine in 2009 what happened to one of Drew Peterson’s
    “I’m very positive. I’m very encouraged by the work the police have done,” said Glasgow, speaking about the cases for the first time in several months. “We are not at a dead end by any stretch of the imagination.”

    A grand jury that for 14 months has been probing Stacy Peterson’s disappearance and Savio’s death will resume hearing evidence next month, Glasgow confirmed.

    “It’ll be meeting next year,” Glasgow said of the grand jury, which also has heard evidence in the April 2007 still-unsolved disappearance of Plainfield mom Lisa Stebic.

    In October — near the one-year anniversary of Stacy Peterson’s disappearance — Glasgow said he expected a resolution to at least one of the cases in the “near future.” He wouldn’t clarify that timetable Tuesday.

    Drew Peterson — who has been named a suspect in Stacy’s disappearance — isn’t worried about the lengthy investigation because he’s done nothing wrong, his attorney said.

  78. Yeah, why rush anything and let the greasy pig squirm out of an arrest, trial and conviction because the State wasn’t ready to meet the dirt the prosecution was to throw back? Better to be safe and ready!

    He’s toast!

  79. I wonder if Drew is still offering that $25k for Stacy’s “safe return”?

    I wonder if he would consider changing the terms to include the possibility of her no longer being alive? It certainly might help get on with his life. It’s going to be hard to sell the house and remarry as long as her whereabouts are a mystery.

    (While Wonder Woman is on hiatus I thought it would be OK to do some some wondering…)

  80. I think he always left the possibility open that she might be found. Dead, of course. He’s made remarks here and there about that, setting up the stage that she may turn up dead. Thinks it’ll look bad for him, according to something he said to Armstrong, I believe. He will, of course, spread his belief that the bad-boy-boyfriend is the one who did it. Can’t you just see it coming?

    If things get complicated for him and he can’t get his swift-action divorce to move on with his perceived fantasy life, I don’t doubt for a minute he’ll have a hand in making sure Stacy’s remains are unearthed or uncovered.

  81. Rescue,

    Never thought about him finding Stacy, very interesting thought. Wonder how long it will take for Brodsky, Selig, or Armstrong making a comment on Glasgow’s article. Over the last year, have decided not to get too excited or depressed over news.

    Happy New Years!

  82. Hi Whitesoxfan! Happy New Year.

    Yeah, lately, since he’s trying to set him self up for a divorce to be able to sell off the marital assets, get “married” and move away, it’s going to be all dumped in the lap of a divorce judge. I don’t see a judge hopping onto the Drew Peterson bandwagon so quickly as he might have thought. If he’s made to jump through hoops to get his wanted divorce, he’s going to mightily have to offer some substantive indications that she’s deserted him through no fault of his own (can’t see that happening), or that she’s dead. How’s he going to prove she’s dead without her body? Find it, of course, in his own special way!

  83. Maybe this “new evidence” that’s going to unfold in 2009, to be heard by the reconvening GJ, is new tapes that his future Mrs. Peterson was wearing, heh? Wouldn’t that be great!

  84. I should say – new tapes from wires. Sounds like someone was wearing something, if new evidence is going to be available in 2009 (to be evaluated by the GJ, perhaps)?

  85. It must be tempting for him though…to know that if the remains were to be found, how much easier it would be for him to settle things (as long as he’s not implicated).

    I wonder how many times he’s worked on scenarios in which he can somehow tip off investigators to the location of her remains, and still manage to come out of it with clean hands.

    I guess it’s the risk you take. He almost got away with it in the case of Kathleen. But when he wasn’t able to get the body cremated he realized that he had left himself vulnerable. With Stacy he didn’t want to take the risk and got rid of the body…but at what cost? He’s stuck in limbo and the fingers are pointing at him in both cases now.

    It really can’t be good to be Drew.

  86. Yeah, Facs, it must be tempting to know that if Stacy’s remains WERE to turn up, it’d make things a whole lot easier for him to follow through with a divorce. Of course, he’s sinister and blatantly cocky enough to think he can worm around that obstacle of being held responsible.

    On the other hand, the celebrity talking head defense attorneys seem to think that Casey Anthony his going to sail through an acquittal with all the “reasonable doubt” issues they keep throwing out there. All defense attorneys have an I am not going to lose attitude!

    I notice Mark Geragos sure changed his attitude since he lost yet another case with Scott Peterson. He’s not so quick to predict an acquittal anymore. Winona Ryder and Scott Peterson didn’t do so well with that sure-bet acquittal now, did they?

  87. Something is going on, it seems. What “new” evidence would there be in 2009, unless it’s more overhears for the GJ to evaluate? That’d be my guess.

    Yeah, maybe Mike R. Maybe any number of disenchanted Drewpettes.

  88. “Glasgow made his remarks during a taping of the WBBM 780 news program ‘At Issue.’ to be broadcast Sunday at 9:30 a.m.”

    This line has since been added to the sun-times article

  89. Good, we’ll be able to hear his exact words. Many times, when a story is reported, people tend to “see” things that aren’t there, or read and interpret more or less than what was actually said.

    My way of interpreting this is that the GJ is going to reconvene, evaluate additional evidence, and a conclusion drawn.

    Maybe someone “close” to Peterson knows a whole lot of things and finally decided to spill the beans? Now, that would be “new” evidence to be brought to the GJ in the New Year!

    See how easy that is?

  90. Yoo Hoo

    Happy New Year everyone!!!

    What a lovely bit of news. Tom Morphey, Michael Robinson, Steve Carcerano. MR’s been well squeezed, I shouldn’t wonder. TM appeared to be on good form recently.

    Rescue said
    I think he always left the possibility open that she might be found. Dead, of course. He’s made remarks here and there about that, setting up the stage that she may turn up dead. Thinks it’ll look bad for him, according to something he said to Armstrong, I believe. He will, of course, spread his belief that the bad-boy-boyfriend is the one who did it. Can’t you just see it coming?

    * * * *

    Problem is, no one could possibly buy it, could they? A not-guilty person in DP’s shoes would have worried about the “boyfriend” harming Stacy pretty quickly especially after hearing from other of her loved ones that they were certain she would not have left/stayed away from her children. It’s a bit like the way those jerks argued with the empirical scientific evidence and stuck by the accident story for the death of Kitty.

    He’s not getting married this side of prison, either. 😉

  91. YaY Happy New year…

    We just saw some fireworks and drank a bit of champagne. Thanks so much for your good wishes…so far so good. 🙂

  92. http://www.suburbanchicagonews.com/heraldnews/news/1358152,4_1_JO01_PETERSON_S1.article

    Glasgow confident in Peterson cases
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    January 1, 2009
    By DAN ROZEK Sun-Times News Group

    The new year should bring new information that will help investigators determine what happened to at least one of Drew Peterson’s wives, Will County State’s Attorney James Glasgow said Tuesday.

    Though Glasgow made a similar, still-unfulfilled prediction two months ago, he remains upbeat that authorities will solve the 2007 disappearance of Stacy Peterson and the 2004 drowning death of Kathleen Savio.
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    Will County State’s Attorney James Glasgow (left) and Drew Peterson

    “I’m very positive. I’m very encouraged by the work the police have done,” said Glasgow, speaking about the cases for the first time in several months. “We are not at a dead end by any stretch of the imagination.”

    A grand jury that for 14 months has been probing Stacy Peterson’s disappearance and Savio’s death will resume hearing evidence next month, Glasgow confirmed.

    “It’ll be meeting next year,” Glasgow said of the grand jury, which also has heard evidence in the April 2007 still-unsolved disappearance of Plainfield mom Lisa Stebic.

    In October — near the one-year anniversary of Stacy Peterson’s disappearance — Glasgow said he expected a resolution to at least one of the cases in the “near future.” He wouldn’t clarify that timetable Tuesday.

    Drew Peterson — who has been named a suspect in Stacy’s disappearance — isn’t worried about the lengthy investigation because he’s done nothing wrong, his attorney said.

    Glasgow made his remarks during a taping of the WBBM 780 news program ‘At Issue.’ to be broadcast at 9:30 a.m. Sunday.

  93. What is with the posting of every and any article ever published about this case?

    There is no new information there. It is so much nothing to blog thru for nothing new. Yeah Glascow is confident. Whatever. He has been confident all along but it has led us nowhere.

    There isn’t an article or news story that is going to have anything of substance or mean a darn thing until it says Peterson arrested.

  94. Just for the record, there’s many of us who have followed the Peterson story from the very beginning and come here daily to read for the very reason that this site is the best source of up-to-date media events available. The regular posters here work very hard to make that happen, and I do appreciate their efforts. It seems to me that whether or not the stories are found to be newsworthy is a personal decision to be made by each individual who visits this site. I find no fault with the regular posters who diligently bring the latest here to share with everyone, and certainly don’t feel the need to shoot the messengers because I don’t like the message. Keep up the good work and know that your efforts are appreciated by many of us who don’t regularly post here. You make this forum a welcome place for those of us who don’t have the time to follow all of the media sources.

  95. http://www.suburbanchicagonews.com/bolingbrooksun/news/1356182,6_1_NA02_PREVIEW_S1.article

    Elections

    Elections will be held this spring for various local offices including mayor, village board, school board, park board and library board.
    Longtime Mayor Roger Claar has announced that he plans to run again for the top spot in the village. Candidates will file to run in January.

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    I hope the good people of Bolingbrook are pating attention, and see what they need to do.

  96. Hey Bucket.

    “Pating” attention, er “paying?”

    What scares me is that I knew what you meant in the first place, LOL.

    Happy New Year, Bucket!

  97. hello all. Just stopping by to wish you all a very wonderful and healthy 2009. I’ll check back later. Right now…fighting off awful bronchitis! take care and talk more soon:)

  98. Hey rescue, happy new year lavonda!

    wot’s with the comedy eyes, rescue? Could those be Lab eyes by any chance?

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