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Minutes. Hours. Months. Years. The road to a conclusion of one of the most notorious crimes in suburban history - the killings of seven people in a Palatine Brown's Chicken & Pasta restaurant - is a study in time. It enters what could be a final phase, when jury selection begins in the trial of James Degorski, the second man charged in the killings.2009 James Degorski trial coverage
In an 11-1 vote, after five weeks of deliberations, jurors spared Juan Luna from death. The 33-year-old Carpentersville man instead received life in prison without parole for his part in the slayings of seven people in the Palatine restaurant. One juror was all it took. A young stay-at-home mother who once worked at a chicken restaurant voted in his favor.2007 Juna Luna trial coverage
Important issues from the 1993 Brown's murders
Police go down wrong path in '93
1993: Born: 'Blake's life turned upside down in last 48 hours' 1993: Blake gun ruled out as murder weapon 1993: Blake's attorney has murder case background 1993: Dad laments Blake's role as '8th victim' 1993: Suspect freed, probe continues 1993: Ex-employee questioned in killings
Fate of eatery given to daughters
The '93 Investigation
Quality of work questioned
1997: BGA, Palatine at odds over handling of probe 1997: Study's verdict - Investigation was sloppy 1997: Panel promises to be objective on Brown's report 1996: Police chiefs denounce investigation probe 1996: Outside panel may review police investigation 1994: Bratcher defends police work, scolds media