Ah, the 1950s on the North Shore! The tranquil afternoon of the Eisenhower Era. Peace, prosperity and apple pie. Beaver Cleaver could have grown up here.Then there was the day of infamy: September 14, 1957.
A Chicago man is accused of threatening to bomb Southern Illinois University's flagship Carbondale campus and kill 4,000 students and staff.WSIU Radio reports that a federal grand jury has indicted 23-year-old Maurice Wiggins on a felony charge of making a bomb threat.Authorities allege that Wiggins
In his 15 years on the bench, Justice Stephen G. Breyer has seen his share of controversial cases in the U.S. Supreme Court. While on the bench he heard cases involving school segregation, the detention of illegal immigrants, the legitimacy of a recount vote in Bush v. Gore.
The case against John Wayne Gacy never made it to the Supreme Court; the serial killer was convicted in Cook County. Before Gacy was one of the most feared men alive, he was a Norwood Park precinct captain--so was Sam Amirante.
Like any city, Chicago likes to have visitors who come to town and spend money. But the Convention and Tourism Bureau was probably not happy about the story featured in the Tribune on September 12, 1967. A new scam was giving the city a bad name.It worked like this.