Sunday, March 3, 2013
This week's top headline in New Lenox Patch revealed that LA Café, which burned down in January 2012, will not be reopening.
News that the popular Mexican restaurant, LA Café, would not be reopening was tough to swallow for a lot of readers. The restaurant burned down in January 2012, and even up till three months ago, restaurant owner Marc Angel was looking forward to reopening the spot. What will open in the same location is Mattina Café, currently located at 426 E. Lincoln Highway. The second top story in New Lenox Patch this week shared the gruesome details of a police investigation into the Jan. 10 double murder on Hickory Street in Joliet. Readers might also like: Get news alerts and Facebook updates from these Lincoln-Way Patch sites:
Thursday, February 28, 2013
Patch obtained police reports detailing what allegedly transpired in the Hickory Street house in Joliet where two young men were choked to death in January.
Joliet Police and prosecutors have kept a tight lid on what happened in the Hickory Street home of Alisa Massaro the night two men were strangled and then left on the floor while their accused killers partied and played games. Patch obtained the police reports detailing what the two men and two women charged in the double murder supposedly told officers and detectives after the bodies of Eric Glover and Terrance Rankins were found lifeless and hooded with plastic bags. This is the first in a series of stories about the tale those reports tell. Find more crime stories on our Facebook page
Saturday, February 16, 2013
The cell phone supposedly used to report the murders of two Joliet men has not been located, a source said.
An extensive search along Interstate 80 for an alleged killer's cell phone in the wake of last month's double murder on Hickory Street came up empty, a source said. The missing phone is the same one 18-year-old Bethany McKee supposedly used to call her father, Bill McKee of Shorewood, to let him know two young men were dead in the home of her friend Alisa Massaro, also 18. Bill McKee passed that information along to officers with the Shorewood Police Department, who in turn alerted the Joliet police, sources said. Joliet police officers then headed to Massaro's home on North Hickory Street and found the bodies of Terrance Rankins and Eric Glover, both 22. Plastic bags covered the heads of Rankins and Glover, a source said, and the two …
Sunday, February 10, 2013
Families of slain victims see alleged murderers for the first time.
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Saturday, February 9, 2013
The friends and families of two slain Joliet men saw their alleged killers in the flesh for the first time.
Terrance Rankins and Eric Glover were strangled to death nearly a month earlier, but just this week their friends and family finally got an in-person glimpse of the two young men and two young women charged with killing them. Adam Landerman, 19, Alisa Massaro, 18, Joshua Miner, 24, and Bethany McKee, 24, were brought to court together for their arraignments Tuesday morning. Each of the four faces six counts of first degree murder in connection with the slaying of Rankins and Glover, both 22. It was the second court appearance for Landerman, Massaro, Miner and McKee, but they were not in court for the prior date. They made that appearance via a closed circuit video hookup from the Will County jail. That was only one of the things going on …