The 1926 West McHenry Fire

In the early morning of April 11, 1926, Mathias Laures was walking down Main Street in West McHenry when he noticed a fire in the back of the Justen Furniture & Undertaking business. He quickly spread the word, which included blowing the large whistle at the Borden Factory summoning help. Yet but by the time… Continue reading The 1926 West McHenry Fire


The Mysterious Case of Frederick Wennerstrom pt. 2

On the night of September 5, George Phister was just starting his security rounds at the Ravinia Park Casino when he was overtaken by a group of men in the dark. They took his keys, bound him and proceeded to rob the Casino. Also, in what was probably an accident in attempting to scare him,… Continue reading The Mysterious Case of Frederick Wennerstrom pt. 2