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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
It's just after 9 p.m. at Brown's Chicken & Pasta in Palatine when a Ford Tempo pulls up nearby. Two men climb out of the car into the 20-degree January cold. They cross packed snow banks as they head toward the restaurant. Those steps through the door begin 44 minutes of horror that make headlines across the country.Looking back at the 1993 murders
Focal points 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