JOLIET, IL. — Michael Kazecki, the Washington Junior High School teacher who is accused of fatally beating his wife, Rebecca Kazecki, 38, an eighth grade special education teacher at Gompers Junior High School, posted bond and was released from jail Monday.
Kazecki, 38, is back on the streets after paying 10 percent of his $2 million bond. He is still facing first-degree murder charges in the death of Kazecki.
Rebecca Kazecki was an eighth grade special education teacher at Gompers Junior High School and Michael Kazecki was a teacher at Washington Junior High School, the Chicago Tribune said. He is not allowed to return to school while he awaits trial. Continue reading
PERRY COUNTY, Mo. (THECOUNT) — Kara L. Knop, 17, and Georgia R. Lindenberg, 90, have been identified as the Chester, IL, victims killed in a head-on crash Tuesday afternoon north of Perryville, Missouri.
The Missouri Highway Patrol said, Knop was operating a 2005 Chevrolet Malibu north on Highway 51 when the double-fatal crash occurred. Lindenberg was Knop’s passenger.
About a half-mile south of Quarry Road, Knop’s 2005 Chevrolet Malibu crossed into the southbound lane of Highway 51. Her car struck an oncoming tractor-trailer head-on, the patrol said. Continue reading
CHICAGO, IL. (THECOUNT) — The two people found dead in a garage on Chicago’s Northwest side, have been identified as Maryilu Padilla-Vazquez and Jaime Mouricepan Ora.
Police say Padilla-Vazquez, 31, and Ora, 34, were found deceased in a garage located in the 4100 block of North Mozart Street, Chicago, IL., about 4 p.m. Tuesday. Police noted, one decedent was located inside a vehicle and the other decedent was located outside the automobile.
Police said the pair did not appear to have occupied the garage for very long before that fatal accident happened. Police did not elaborate as to how they assumed that timeline.
The Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office on Wednesday identified the pair as Maryilu Padilla-Vazquez, 31, of the 6100 block of South 76th Avenue in Summit; and Jaime Mouricepan Ora, 34, of the 6100 block of North Talman Avenue. Continue reading
Illinois officials say a police officer working at Dixon High School, located in northern Illinois, shot and wounded a former student, 19, who reportedly first fired a gun at the officer.
The shooting occurred in the gymnasium area of the high school, located at 300 Lincoln Statue Dr, Dixon, IL, at about 8 a.m. Wednesday.
City manager Danny Langloss says the gunman is in custody with what he describes as non-life-threatening injuries. He says neither the officer nor anyone else was injured. Continue reading
Gino Bassett, Sr. was charged overnight in Chicago over the fatal March stabbing of 55-year-old Mike Beedle, police said.
Bassett, 56, is charged with first degree murder and two misdemeanor counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon in the death of the Enterprise Scrum CEO.
Bassett is accused of attacking Beedle of Park Ridge in an alley in the 400 block of North State Street last month. Continue reading