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, fail to convince a judge to further reduce her bond from $120,000 to $50,000. Unland already got it lowered once from $200,000.
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.