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Court Supervision: Give Thanks

Thankfully, it was a short week.

It was a three-day week at the Will County Courthouse, so there wasn't a lot going on.

It was nice while it lasted, because that's all going to change next week, starting with Monday's sentencing hearing for quadruple-killer Christopher Vaughn.

Vaughn was convicted in September of murdering his wife, 34-year-old Kimberly Vaughn, and three children—Blake, 8, Cassandra, 11, and Abigayle, 12—in June 2007.

Vaughn is going to get life in prison.

But that's next week. In the week that just ended, we saw Coal City woman Tiffany Unland, 30, . Unland already .

Unland allegedly killed a Palatine man in a drunken crash on Route 6 in Channahon in August.

Also in court last week:

  • A former guest of the county jail is suing Sheriff Paul Kaupas, Will County, and a company that provides medical staff to correctional institutions for employing a nurse who allegedly blabbed about his having HIV.
  • The attorneys for a Frankfort lawyer charged with trying to put a hit on his estranged wife are waiting on the secret recordings reportedly made by a police snitch.
  • The father of a 24-year-old woman who was treated for chest pain at Provena St. Joseph Medical Center and died four days later at a Wilmington nursing home filed a wrongful death lawsuit.
Terrence Walker November 24, 2012 at 03:35 PM
'...guest of the county jail" Yeah, um-- GUEST. Right.
Despiser of Obama November 25, 2012 at 02:47 PM
It's not a guest, but a damn prisoner. They are not guest , but low life's .
T-Bone November 25, 2012 at 03:45 PM
It was a figure of speach! Relax...He was trying to be funny!
Despiser of Obama November 25, 2012 at 04:20 PM
T-bone I was responding to the article.
Flora Dora November 26, 2012 at 08:17 PM
I cant imagine having to give Christopher Vaughn an appropriate sentence - there is nothing we can do to him that is severe enough! As for the inmate who is annoyed that his HIV status in now public knowledge - that's tough, Buddy. Live with it!
charlies angel November 28, 2012 at 07:01 AM
I disagree with flora. No matter what you or who you are you still have rights to privacy. If I were jailed and I had a mere yeast infection I wouldn't want anyone to know. Come on flora you should be punished regarding your private health issues because you in jail? You are wrong.

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