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Stalking Stuffer: Plotting a Diabolical Christmas Binge in Chicago

December 13, 2013

They have a name for me. They call me a Grinch, a curmudgeon, a Scrooge, and a grouch. The number of words available to describe me, and others like me, says something about how common we are. We are legion. And for good reason. Christmas is an overblown, garish exercise in overindulgence. It promotes stress, […]

Houses of Horror: The Serial Murder Sites of Chicago and Milwaukee

October 27, 2011

A popular trope in horror is the isolated farmhouse, the remote village, where gruesome serial murders take place.  Innocent victims stumble onto the site and are brutally tortured and slain. Shockingly the only thing flawed with this rendition is the setting.  The most notorious serial murders have not taken place in remote, out-of-the-way places, but […]