Tag Archives: Chicago

Nov. 23, 1947: ‘Lonesome’ Woman Sought Threesomes and Husband, Ex-Wife Says

Kitty Higgins in all its uproarious humor. Note: This is an encore post from 2005 and originally appeared on the 1947project. This was rather a racy edition of The Times, especially for a Sunday paper. Next to the Kertz’s saga, … Continue reading

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May 4, 1907: Author’s Hardest Sentence — 4 Months in Jail Over ‘Research’

Note: This is an encore post from 2006. In grappling with a novel about life in prison, writer Ernest Filer of Chicago decided that he should experience imprisonment for himself , thus he hatched the idea of breaking a window … Continue reading

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June 20, 1908

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May 29, 1938

Above, what Los Angeles was reading in 1938–and a shoutout to the Zombie Reading Program over at This Book Is for You…. "When there’s no more room in closed stacks, the out-of-print will rise up and walk the earth." At … Continue reading

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Paul Coates

Jan. 24, 1958 In 1924, Nathan F. Leopold Jr. was sentenced to life imprisonment for one of the most vicious, senseless crimes ever committed in this country. He and a fellow University of Chicago student, Richard Loeb, were responsible for … Continue reading

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Judith Mae Andersen update

A little more research in the Judith Mae Andersen case has unearthed some interesting facts about the bucket used to dispose of her head and other remains. Recall that Chicago police officials said the bucket was so rare that they … Continue reading

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Judith Mae Andersen

Montrose Harbor, Chicago, Ill., August 1957, showing where a 55-gallon drum and a 5-gallon bucket containing the remains of Judith Mae Andersen, were found.    Montrose Harbor, 50 years later, from Google Earth. Note: Investigators eventually determined that the bloody … Continue reading

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Judith Mae Andersen

  Photographs courtesy of the Chicago TribuneInvestigators examine the oil drum containing the remains of Judith Mae Andersen that was found Aug. 22, 1957, in Lake Michigan. Aug. 28, 1957 Chicago Seek and ye shall find, and so it is … Continue reading

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Windy City

"The average Chicago night produces many apparent screams and shots, which turn out to be of the harmless variety." Chicago Tribune, Sept. 2, 1957

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Cold case

Aug. 28, 1957 Chicago To be continued….

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Cold case

  Aug. 25, 1957 Chicago Chicago police recovered the torso from a battered, cut-down 55-gallon drum floating in Lake Michigan. A 5-gallon metal bucket containing the head, hands and one arm were found in the lake two days later. The … Continue reading

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Sex slaying suspect

  June 12, 1957 Los Angeles An illegal U-turn at Sunset Boulevard and Virgil Avenue at 1 a.m. led to the arrest of Charles Lawrence Dahlquist, a 6-foot-5, 211-pound fugitive from Chicago wanted for questioning in the sex slayings of … Continue reading

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