Man who violated child sex offender law by playing Santa Claus pleads guilty – Chicago Tribune


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Man who violated child sex offender law by playing Santa Claus pleads guilty
Chicago Tribune
A convicted child sex offender admitted Wednesday that he violated probation when he played Santa Claus at a party attended by children last December. Taylor Blaul, 33, of Crystal Lake, pleaded guilty in 2015 to aggravated criminal sexual abuse after …

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Santa Claus is real — but he’s also dead, archaeologists say – Chicago Tribune


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Santa Claus is real — but he's also dead, archaeologists say
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Melissa McCarthy to star in ‘Margie Claus’ holiday film – Chicago Sun-Times


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Melissa McCarthy to star in 'Margie Claus' holiday film
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The film is described as a “broad holiday family musical that New Line hopes will be in the same spirit (and have the same success) as another company Christmas movie, 'Elf.' The story is set in motion when Santa Claus goes missing while delivering …
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Jim Roetheli, Santa at Marshall Field’s and Macy’s, dies at 69 – Chicago Tribune


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Jim Roetheli, Santa at Marshall Field's and Macy's, dies at 69
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For more than 30 years, Jim Roetheli was a department store Santa Claus at Marshall Field's flagship store on State Street and its successor, Macy's. "He was such a special person. You could feel it the moment he walked in to wherever he was," said

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From iguanas to Santa Claus, woodcarving show features unique creations – Chicago Tribune


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From iguanas to Santa Claus, woodcarving show features unique creations
Chicago Tribune
Majestic bald eagles, galloping horses, sports stars, Santa Clauses — and carvers with the skill to transform a piece of wood into these figures and many others, are some of the highlights of this weekend's Duneland Woodcarvers Show. This will be the

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Convicted child sex offender accused of playing Santa at holiday party – Chicago Tribune

Convicted child sex offender accused of playing Santa at holiday party
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A convicted child sex offender faces a new criminal charge after authorities allege that he dressed up as Santa Claus at a holiday party where children were present, court records show. Taylor Blaul, of Crystal Lake, pleaded guilty to aggravated

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Convicted child sex offender played Santa at Christmas party: prosecutors – Chicago Tribune

Convicted child sex offender played Santa at Christmas party: prosecutors
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A convicted child sex offender faces a new criminal charge after authorities allege that he dressed up as Santa Claus at a holiday party where children were present, court records show. Taylor Blaul, of Crystal Lake, pleaded guilty to aggravated

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Retired Elgin police sergeant who was Santa Claus for hospital event dies – Chicago Tribune


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Retired Elgin police sergeant who was Santa Claus for hospital event dies
Chicago Tribune
Nearly five years to the day of his Elgin Police Department retirement ceremony, retired Sgt. Tom Linder died. He was 61. The longtime Elgin officer was remembered by his former co-workers and other city officials as a caring officer dedicated to his

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Retired Elgin police sergeant was Santa Claus for hospital event – Chicago Tribune

Retired Elgin police sergeant was Santa Claus for hospital event
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Linder was known not just as a police officer, but for many area children he was Santa Claus. For more than a decade, Linder dressed as St. Nick for the annual Caroling and Caring event at Presence Saint Joseph Hospital. Retired Sgt. Tom Olson would

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