Press Release: 2005

Joliet man gets life sentence for fatal firebombing that killed mother and 4-year-old daughter

October 26 JOLIET – Will County State’s Attorney James Glasgow announced Thursday that a Will County judge sentenced a Joliet man who firebombed a house and killed a mother and her 4-year-old daughter to life in prison. A jury in August found Juan Santana, 28, of the 200 block of Illinois Street, Joliet, guilty on […]

Lawrence Southwood: Daughter says father passed her off as wife in 15-year relationship

December 30, The Wilmington man charged with repeatedly raping a teenage quadriplegic has fathered two children with his own daughter, his abused offspring revealed Thursday.  “He made it look like we were husband and wife,” Susan Clelland said of her father, 68-year-old Lawrence Southwood, and the monstrous “marriage” he made for her.  Some neighbors and […]

Suspects face animal torture charges

December 16 JOLIET — The father and daughter charged with starving their puppy to death now face a felony count each of animal torture.  Mark Obidowicz, 42, and his 18-year-old daughter, Nicole Obidowicz, first were arrested in October on misdemeanor charges of animal cruelty in connection with the death of Kira, a black husky.  The […]