Bad News Brewing
- Jacquelyn Greco allegedly told an acquaintance in 1979 that she wanted out of her troubled marriage so badly she and her lover — a Chicago police detective — had concocted a deadly plan:
They’d kill her husband.
Weeks later, two masked gunmen burst into the family’s upscale Inverness home and locked Greco, along with three of her children, in a bedroom closet.
When her husband, 34-year-old Carl Gaimari, returned home an hour later, the intruders shot the wealthy commodities trader to death in his basement with two of his own guns.
A week after her husband’s April 30, 1979 slaying, Jacquelyn Greco’s lover moved into the house, Cook County authorities contend. Barely three months later, on Aug. 10, the couple married, court records show.
- Police officers pursuing suspects fleeing a home invasion were involved in a traffic collision at a South Side intersection Wednesday morning that killed a woman driving to work, Chicago police said.
Two officers assigned to the Gresham police district were injured in the wreck and taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital.
Police said the officers' SUV had its siren and lights operating but couldn't say if the squad car ran a red light at 76th Street and Yates Boulevard during the chase or how fast the vehicle was going.
As with all police chases, the department will look into whether the officers involved in Wednesday’s crash followed proper procedures in pursuing the suspects, a spokesman said. Officers must weigh the seriousness of the offense against the dangers of a chase for other drivers and bystanders.
Officers are not allowed to chase suspects wanted for minor traffic offenses. But the suspects in Wednesday’s case committed a serious crime with a gun, police said.
These will be in the news for a few days, maybe longer depending. Best wishes to the injured.
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