Showing posts from November 5, 2013

Famous Chef Charlie Trotter Dead at 54

Charlie Trotter, famous Chicago chef, was found by his son Dylan unconscious and not breathing in his Lincoln Park home this morning and was transported to Northwestern Memorial Hospital, where he was pronounced dead [...] Namesake restaurant opened in 1987 and closed in August 2012 [...]

Billy Varner Wanted for Murder in Antioch, IL; Robbed Church in Ray, North Dakota; Apprehended Near Williston, Extradited to Illinois

Prosecutors on Tuesday contended that Billy Eugene Varner killed his wife, Peggy Henderson, age 61, on Oct. 26, 2013 -- machete attack with near decapitation and near severing of her arm [...] At St. Michael’s Catholic Church 5 p.m. Mass in Ray, North Dakota on Saturday night November 2, 2013, Varner allegedly walked through the back door of the church with a 12-gauge (shotgun), swung it back and forth, ordered everyone to the outer sides of the pews, and instructed the Rev. Benny Putharayil to collect money from more than 20 in attendance and put it in a black trash bag [...] St. Michael’s Catholic Church parishioners chased the man out of the church, followed him and provided a solid description leading to his arrest by Williams County Sheriff's Office while traveling south on Highway 2 near Williston, North Dakota [...] Extradited, faces first-degree murder charges in the deaths of his wife, 51-year-old Peggy Henderson and his mother, Dorothy Varner, 82 and is scheduled to