OHIO / More Craigslist slay victims
The father of an Ohio man found dead after answering a Craigslist help-wanted ad said Sunday his son sought the job in order to better provide for his three boys. Timothy Kern, 47, of Massilon, was found dead Friday, buried near an Akron, Ohio, shopping mall. The Summit County Medical Examiner's office said he was shot in the head. Kern's father, Jack Kern, said the ad offered $300 a week to tend more than 680 acres, similar to a Craigslist ad that police say lured another man to his death. Authorities say a Craigslist ad was used to lure Norfolk, Va., resident David Pauley, 51, to Ohio. Pauley was found dead in a rural area of Noble County, 90 miles south of Akron. A South Carolina man also answered the ad and was shot Nov. 6 before escaping. Two suspects are in custody and a judge has issued a gag order in the case. A third body was found hours after Kern's near Pauley's hand-dug grave.
ILLINOIS / Maggie Daley honored
As hymns sung by a small choir echoed off stone walls, former Chicago Mayor Richard M. Daley stood for hours in front of his wife's copper-colored coffin to shake hands and accept kisses on the cheek from powerful acquaintances and ordinary strangers. The wake for Maggie Daley, held under an ornate glass dome at the Chicago Cultural Center, a building she worked to restore, stayed true to the family tradition of interlacing private life, public prominence and politics. Crowds queued in lines stretching more than a block around the former Chicago Public Library.
WISCONSIN / Guv campaigns early
Gov. Scott Walker may not face a recall vote until next summer, but he's already campaigning to keep his job in the face of a major challenge by organized labor and Democrats. With petitions for a recall election circulating, Walker is running television ads defending his record during his first 11 months in office. The recall effort will serve as a gauge of support for confrontational measures used by new GOP governors to balance state budgets.