Sue Savio, sister of Kathleen Savio, to speak about domestic violence at Spring event

Sue Savio awaits the verdict outside the courthouse at the trial of Drew Peterson for the murder of her sister

Sue Savio awaits the verdict outside the courthouse at the trial of Drew Peterson for the murder of her sister

The Zonta Club of Kankakee will conduct its annual luncheon, The Diamond Within…celebrating the Strength of the Human Spirit, on April 7 at the Hilton Garden Inn Riverstone Conference Center of Kankakee.

The special guest speaker will be Sue Savio, sister of Kathleen Savio, who will speak from personal experience about the effect of domestic violence on a family.

The public is invited to attend. Advance reservations and payment required. The cost of the luncheon is $40 per person; $25 for children ages 13 and under, with parental caution regarding the topic of the luncheon.

The Zonta Club of Kankakee will also honor the 2013 Woman of Achievement and the 2013 Young Woman in Public Affairs recipients at the luncheon.

The Zonta Club of Kankakee was chartered in 1956 and is a member of Zonta International, a worldwide service organization of executives in business and professions working together to advance the status of women. Locally, the Zonta Club of Kankakee supports the efforts of Harbor House, Kankakee County-Center Against Sexual Assault (KC-CASA), and Center of Hope nonprofit agencies.

Reservations and payments for the luncheon can be sent to: Zonta Luncheon, 106 Julie Drive, Kankakee, IL 60901. Mailed invitations are not being sent for this event. For program sponsorship and advertising opportunities, contact Amy Carmack at 815-715-7635 for more information.

2012-14 Zonta Service Projects

• Harbor House: An agency whose mission is to provide services to the victims of domestic violence in Kankakee and Iroquois Counties in Illinois.
• KC-Casa: An agency that provides assistance to victims of sexual abuse.
• Center of Hope: An agency that provides car repair grants for women.
• Child Network Grandmother Project: Provides encouragement and support for girls who have been abused or neglected and are now in the court system.
• Kankakee Valley Adult literacy Project: An agency that provides a broad range of tutoring with more accessibility for under-educated adults.


12 thoughts on “Sue Savio, sister of Kathleen Savio, to speak about domestic violence at Spring event

  1. Sue says on Facebook:

    Sue Savio

    Also will be visiting kathleens grave site on sunday ! I really feel sad ! Miss her Dearly , but as the old time Italians do I sit by her grave and talk and clean and eat snacks and say luv and hugs from me and all! We did it Kitty, til next time my sister flowers for you always and forever in my heart! Thanks sis for helping me speak in your name ! I love you forever my angel sister Kathleen Savio Each summer,each fall,each winter, I will be there..

  2. My heartfelt sentiments go out to the Savio family, as well as Kathleen’s two boys. Hopefully, they will one day join the crusade and spread the message.
    Abuse is not easy thing to deal with. Women often drop the charges, or are convinced that things will change. Men, love your daughters. Protect them. Give them the confidence needed to come forward and tell someone.

  3. Hi Guys, Happy Easter!

    You know, I have never been one to think every time remains have been found that it could be Stacy. Saw this at the Trib site today, and Damn, it sure is close.

    Police: Kids find human remains in Woodridge
    By Rosemary Regina SobolTribune reporter
    2:23 p.m. CDT, March 31, 2013

    Authorities remain on the scene this afternoon in a wooded area of Woodridge where some children found skeletal human remains, police said.

    Two youths who were out for a walk about 1:30 p.m. Saturday found the remains in the 7900 block of Lemont Road, said Woodridge Police Sgt. Anthony Johnson.

    Johnson said it’s not known if the remains are male or female and declined to say what part of the body they appeared to be.

    “They found what appeared to be skeletal human remains,” he said.

    Police remained on the scene today, he said.

    Woodridge police, working in cooperation with the DuPage County Coroner, the forensic unit of the DuPage County Sheriff’s Office, and the Felony Investigation Assistance Team (FIAT), turned the remains over to the coroner.

    Johnson said as of Sunday afternoon, the cause and manner of death is not known.

    A neighbor, Dave Mamer, noticed about 15 police and sheriff’s department personnel and vehicles near the intersection of Dunham Road and Richfield Court.

    Four unmarked vans were parked near a bike path and park and Mamer said the entrance to the wooded area where the remains were found was still cordoned off with yellow tape Sunday afternoon.

    The tape is about 100 yards long and runs parallel with the bike path, Mamer said.

    Mamer said it’s a locked, gated area that wouldn’t prevent pedestrians from walking there but vehicles are not normally allowed inside.

    “It’s really thick, there’s a lot of low brush and you can’t see in there more than 30 feet,” Mamer said

    One Woodridge police squad car and one small gray unmarked car also remained on the scene this afternoon, according to Mamer.
    The coroner could not be reached Sunday.,0,1131071.story

  4. There’s a picture of the site at this link. Looks like a shallow grave was dug.

    March 31, 2013 (WOODRIDGE, Ill.) (WLS) — Woodridge police have wrapped up their search Sunday night in an area where some bones were found.

    The human remains were found by some children Saturday afternoon in a wooded area in the 7900 block of Lemont Road.

    The area is taped off and a hole remains where police and the DuPage County Sheriff’s officers searched the site.

    The county coroner is still examining the remains, and a preliminary dental examination will be performed Monday

  5. It’s about a half hour NE of Bolingbrook So, not far, but it’s also in the opposite direction of Shorewood, which is where Stacy’s cell phone pinged on the night she went missing (Drew most likely had it).

    ‘Course there’s nothing to say remains can’t be moved around after a murder.

    It’s interesting because of the proximity, the fact that the remains seem to be skelatonized and the shallow grave…

    but then again I’ve gotten excited before to no avail.

    At any rate, it is someone and if the dental records match up, the mystery of a missing person will be solved, whoever it is.

  6. Thanks for the news.
    I’m grateful someone has been found.

    ….but I know way too much about all of this and can’t really help the old pinball lighting up:

    He was caught on the hop and had to ditch quick, probably not as secure as he’d like, so moving became part of the plan.

    It strikes me that geographical profilers would find a site in the opposite direction from where he knows he’d be tracked interesting

    Remember when DP said he’d been “landscaping?”

    It’s a site that is locked. (privileged access by police? lock-picker Drew?)

    Just sayin’.

  7. Still don’t really know what happened at the court date for the civil suit last week. Recorded events are:

    03/28/2013 CJ – Case Management Conference
    03/28/2013 See Order Signed

    and a new court date for a hearing is scheduled:

    05/28/2013 9:30 am WCCA 201 Hearing

  8. I know what you’re saying Bucket. I’m following the situation and posting about it because of the proximity, etc.

    I’m not going to make any guesses but the circumstances do make ones ears prick up!

    BTW, one story said that the area was locked to vehicles but that people can and do access it on foot.

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