February 15, 1988 |
A honeymooner who told authorities that a strong wind blew his wife over the side of a ship cruising 30 miles southwest of San Diego was being held without bail Sunday on suspicion of murder, officials said. Scott Robin Roston, 36, of Santa Monica, was arrested in Long Beach when the luxury liner, Star Dancer, docked Saturday afternoon. He was being held by federal authorities at the Terminal Island detention center and is awaiting a hearing with the U.S.
April 17, 1990
The Cook County Medical Examiner's office said Monday that comedian Robin Harris, who was found dead in his Chicago hotel room March 17 after performing at a theater there, died of a heart attack. Autopsy results right after his death were inconclusive. Medical examiner spokesman Bill Juneau said his office had awaited results of toxicological tests before announcing that Harris, 36, who portrayed Sweet Dick Willie in the film "Do the Right Thing," had died of natural causes.
September 18, 1997 |
President Clinton on Wednesday declared Chicago and other parts of Cook County, Ill., federal disaster areas, freeing up funds to help the region recover from severe storms and flooding that hit Aug. 16 and 17.
September 19, 1997 |
Printrak International Inc. said it has received a $3.8-million contract from the Illinois State Police and the Cook County Emergency Telephone Systems Board. The company, which supplies public safety identification and information systems, said it will provide computer-aided dispatch and records-management systems for the Cook County agency's 911 service. The state police hired Printrak to increase its systems processing power.
May 14, 1997 |
In 28 years as a police officer, Lt. Ray Griffith had never heard a confession as chilling as Andrew Urdiales'. Not only did he describe how he killed eight women, Urdiales offered a level of detail that left Griffith and a roomful of colleagues incredulous as they listened to the taped confession he had made to Chicago police. "It gave me cold chills," said Griffith, who's investigated hundreds of murders for the Cathedral City Police Department near Palm Springs.
July 3, 2007 |
Three Chicago police officers accused of beating four businessmen in a bar pleaded not guilty. The incident was one of several videotaped confrontations that have led to criticism of the city's Police Department. Sgt. Jeffrey Planey and Officers Paul Powers and Gregory Barnes entered their pleas during a hearing in Cook County Circuit Court, said Andy Conklin, a spokesman with the Cook County state's attorney's office.