Suburban Murder

Orland Park Man Charged with the Murder of his Wife

A 60-year-old man was charged Saturday in the murder of his wife in south suburban Orland Park, police said. Mary Homolka, 60, was found dead Friday afternoon in the family’s home in the 14000-block of Sheri Lane. She sustained a single gunshot wound to the head, according to the Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office. Her…

Retired Chicago Cop Accused of Shooting, Killing Wife in Spring Grove

A retired Chicago Police officer has been charged with killing his wife, also a retired Chicago Police officer, on Friday in northwest suburban Spring Grove. Lorin E. Volberding, 71, was charged with murder in connection with the fatal shooting of his wife and ordered held on $100,000 bail, according to McHenry County sheriff’s office records.…

Palos Park TEEN Killer GUILTY in Brutal Beating Deaths of his Parents

A jury deliberated less than two hours before delivering a guilty verdict for a former Palos Park man accused of grooming three friends to murder his parents. John Granat, 22, was found guilty of two counts of first-degree murder of his parents, John and Maria Granat. Granat was emotionless as the verdict was announced. Maria’s…

John Granat Showered his Friends with Gifts to Murder his Parents

BRIDGEVIEW, IL — John Granat was so motivated by hatred for his parents that he groomed his friends to murder them so he could inherit their businesses and money, prosecutors claimed at the long-awaited launch of the double-murder trial of Granat and former best friend Christopher Wyma. Cook County prosecutors Deborah Lawler and Donna Norton…