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Peterson serving his sentence at Pontiac

Posted by wlpo on February 25, 2013

     CHICAGO (AP) – Drew Peterson will serve his 38-year sentence in the maximum-security Pontiac Correctional Center for murdering his third wife.

      Peterson was moved to the prison after being processed at the Stateville Correctional Center in Crest Hill Friday.

      The ex-cop was sentenced last week for murdering Kathleen Savio in 2004. He’s a suspect in the 2007 disappearance of his fourth wife, Stacy Peterson.

      The 59-year-old Peterson’s projected parole date is May 7, 2047, when he’d be 93. 

      Peterson told his lawyers he was looking forward to leaving Will County, where he was prosecuted.

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Winners announced in Starved Rock Photography Contest

Posted by wlpo on February 25, 2013

Frost-covered tree branches juxtapose the green moss covering the walls of French Canyon in a photo that earned a Starved Rock employee a first place.

Over 125 photos were entered in the “In Touch with Your Natural Side” competition at Starved Rock Lodge.  Winners were announced Sunday.

Jacki Pienta of McNabb won first in the Starved Rock employee category for her picture of French Canyon.  Coby Cooper of Metamora won first place in the general category for his picture of the park’s “Devil Nose”.

To see the winning pictures visit Starved Rock Lodge’s website.

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Million Dollar Race Ends For Popular Doctors

Posted by wlpo on February 25, 2013

Tropical islands can be a great experience, especially if you like to be in and around water.  The beautiful, clear water of Bora Bora proved to be the undoing of former Ottawa OB/GYN’s Jamil and Idries Abdur-Rahman.

The twins were eliminated in the second week of “The Amazing Race”, ending their chance at a million dollars.  From the very start of last night’s episode, Idries was fretting the water as a boat took teams to a chapel where they received their next challenge.  The brothers struggled trying to find pearls underwater, even thinking about taking a six-hour penalty to just skip the challenge.  They eventually switched to a second challenge of putting up a dinner setting underwater.  By time they finished that, the doctors had fallen into last place and were eventually sent home.

The Abdur-Rahman’s had OB offices in Streator, Marseilles and Ottawa but announced in December that they were relocating to Waukegan after differences with the administration at OSF St. Elizabeth Medical Center in Ottawa.

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