Grimes Girls Murder Still Solvable after 59 years


On the evening of December 28, 1956, sisters Barbara (15) and Patricia “Petey” (13) Grimes left their home at 3634 S. Damen Avenue to see the Elvis Presley movie “Love Me Tender” at the Brighton Theater in Chicago. They never returned home. Their older sister Theresa and younger brother Joey walked to the bus stop […]

Virtual Tour of Archer Avenue: Resurrection Cemetery


Location: Resurrection Catholic Cemetery & Mausoleums is located at 7201 Archer Avenue in Justice, Illinois. Chet’s Melody Lounge is located at 7400 South Archer Road in Justice, Illinois. Willowbrook Ballroom & Banquets is located at 8900 Archer Avenue in Willow Springs, Illinois. [] Resurrection Mary is undoubtedly Chicagoland’s most famous ghost. For over 70 years […]

Virtual Tour of Archer Avenue: Healing Waters Park


Location: Healing Waters Park is located at the corner of 85th Street and Willow Drive in Willow Springs, Illinois. [] Across Archer Avenue on the other side of the Des Plaines River and the Chicago Sanitary and Ship Canal, nestled in a subdivision at the corner of 85th and Willow Drive, lies Healing Waters Park. […]

Virtual Tour of Archer Avenue: German Church Road


[] German Church is a nondescript avenue running between Willow Springs Road and County Line Road, just a half-mile north of Healing Waters Park. The area is sparsely populated and two streams, Flag and Devil’s Creek, gently wind their way through the nearby woods. During the 1950s, not very many people had a reason to […]

Virtual Tour of Archer Avenue: Chicagoland’s Most Haunted Road


Location: Archer Avenue begins near Chinatown at S. State Street in Chicago and travels steadily west until merging with Rout 171 in suburban Summit. There the road turns sharply southwest at an obtuse angle, then runs parallel with the Chicago Sanitary and Ship Canal. It passes through Justice and Willow Springs before ultimately entering scenic […]


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