Ill. law to impact Peterson case

SPRINGFIELD, Ill., Nov. 20 (UPI) -- The Illinois House has given final approval to a measure that may result in ex-police officer Drew Peterson being prosecuted on homicide charges.

Illinois Senate OKs hearsay evidence

SPRINGFIELD, Ill., Nov. 13 (UPI) -- Sources say an Illinois state Senate decision regarding hearsay evidence could be used in the investigation into Stacy Peterson's disappearance.

Progress cited in Savio, Peterson cases

CHICAGO, Oct. 23 (UPI) -- Prosecutors in Illinois say "highly productive" investigations soon will enable them to determine exactly what happened to one of Drew Peterson's wives.
New law could affect Drew Peterson case

New law could affect Drew Peterson case

SPRINGFIELD, Ill., Oct. 8 (UPI) -- Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich is urging state legislators to approve a bill that would allow some hearsay evidence to be admissible in murder trials.

Book: Peterson's polygraph results mixed

CHICAGO, Oct. 5 (UPI) -- Former police officer Drew Peterson earned mixed results from authorities' polygraph tests following the death of his third wife in Illinois, a new book says.

Peterson: Polygraph showed deception

NEW YORK, Sept. 29 (UPI) -- Former Illinois police officer Drew Peterson says he can't explain why a polygraph suggested he deceptively answered questions about his missing wife.

First Drew Peterson-inspired book released

JOLIET, Ill., Sept. 1 (UPI) -- An Illinois writer, in the first released book about former police Sgt. Drew Peterson, details mysteries surrounding the deaths of two of his four wives.

Bathtub drowning wasn't suspicious

CHICAGO, Aug. 18 (UPI) -- A coroner's report shows Illinois state police were not suspicious about the bathtub drowning in 2004 of a healthy, 40-year-old suburban Chicago woman.

Couple wears wire to nab murder suspect

CHICAGO, July 23 (UPI) -- A suburban Chicago couple said they recorded conversations with suspect Drew Peterson whose third wife's death was ruled a homicide and fourth wife is missing.

Hearing continues in death of wife of cop

JOLIET, Ill., July 18 (UPI) -- Hearings in Illinois will continue into the death of a former police officer's wife after unusual court proceedings and the disappearance of his latest wife.

Law OKs use of hearsay testimony

JOLIET, Ill., July 14 (UPI) -- A measure that would help prosecutors in the case of missing suburban Chicago mother Stacy Peterson is awaiting signature by Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich.

Bathtub seized in Peterson investigation

CHICAGO, May 31 (UPI) -- Police have seized a bathtub from the former Illinois home of a retired suburban Chicago police sergeant whose third wife was found dead in the bathroom.

Drew Peterson hit with gun charge

CHICAGO, May 22 (UPI) -- Drew Peterson, a retired Illinois police officer suspected in the disappearance of his fourth wife, was free on bail Thursday on a gun charge, police say.

Peterson offers missing wife reward

CHICAGO, May 1 (UPI) -- Drew Peterson is offering a $25,000 reward for information leading to a safe return of his missing Chicago-area wife who has been missing for six months.

Drew Peterson may face wrongful-death suit

BOLINGBROOK, Ill., April 18 (UPI) -- Drew Peterson may face a wrongful-death suit after an Illinois judge appointed new executors for the property of his deceased third wife.
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Kathleen Savio

Drew Walter Peterson (born January 5, 1954) is a former Bolingbrook, Illinois, police sergeant who is suspected of killing his third and fourth wives. The story has received national media attention in the United States. Peterson has repeatedly denied involvement in both cases. On May 7, 2009, Peterson was indicted by a Will County, Illinois grand jury and charged with the murder of his third wife, Kathleen Savio.

In 1972, Drew Peterson graduated from Willowbrook High School in Villa Park, Illinois, where he ran cross country. After high school graduation, Peterson joined the US Army. In 1974, he briefly attended the College of DuPage. Peterson later moved to Falls Church, Virginia, where he trained as a military police officer.

Drew Peterson had a 29 year career as a police officer. He began working with the Bolingbrook Police Department in Illinois in 1977. In 1978, he was assigned to Metropolitan Area Narcotics Squad, and in 1979, he received a "Police Officer of the Year" award from the department.

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