Pulse: Glasgow character absent from Lifetime's Drew Peterson movie?
December 18, 2011 8:46PM
Rob Lowe plays Drew Peterson and Kaley Cuoco plays Stacy Peterson, Drew Peterson's missing fourth wife, in the Lifetime Original Movie "Drew Peterson: Untouchable."
Updated: May 9, 2012 10:07AM
It doesn’t appear from online cast listings that Lifetime’s “Drew Peterson: Untouchable” movie will include a character named “Jim Glasgow.”
Nevertheless, it’s been noticed that some recently released photos of actor Rob Lowe as the title character don’t look much like defendant Drew Peterson but bear a striking resemblance to his prosecutor, Will County State’s Attorney James Glasgow.
The movie airs at 7 p.m. on Jan. 21.
Paper or paperless?
Joliet Mayor Thomas Giarrante and three council members on the communication committee received iPads this week on a trial basis.
The goal is to use the iPads to replace the thick, paper agenda packets the council now uses.
The iPads will cost anywhere from $500 to $700 each (plus a $50 a month service charge for the more expensive model) depending on what the council chooses. But the city calculates the cost of materials and labor in putting together the paper agenda packets at $8,256 a year, so the electronic alternative is considered a savings opportunity.
Folks at home can follow along on the same agenda packet. Earlier this year, the city put e-agendas, including the same memos explaining each item that the city council gets, on its Web site, which is www.cityofjoliet.info.
In another technological development, Joliet city hall is being equipped for wi-fi access.
Does that mean, city hall will be filled with folks sipping coffee and staring at their lap tops.
That’s not really what it’s for, said Ben Benson, communications director for Joliet. The general public, however, may have a need for wi-fi access while at city hall, and they’re welcome to it. But it may be more useful to vendors needing to make electronic presentations during visits to city hall, he said.
Hill’s good will
David Hill, president of Habitat for Humanity, said the organization decided to drop its opposition to two private entrepreneurs’ plans for a 360 resale store. The nonprofit group, which operates its own ReStore resale store nearby, believes it can work together with the private business for common good, Hill said.
Besides, he added, “Habitat is not about ill will but good will.”
The matter goes to the city council for consideration at its meetings today and Tuesday.
Nonprofit but not non-tax
Hill also wanted to point out that while Habitat for Humanity is a nonprofit organization, it does contribute to the city’s tax rolls.
Besides the property taxes assessed to 22 houses built in Joliet by Habitat, its Restore store on Larkin Avenue does pay property and sales taxes. Add them all together, Hill said, and Habitat’s efforts contribute about $90,000 a year in taxes for the city.
Smiling in the sun
Call it the power of positive thinking.
Coping with a $110,000 cut in city funding for Billie Limacher Bicentennial Park, park board President Billie Limacher said, “The plan is number one, we’re going to keep smiling and hope that the sun stays out.”
To make that strategy a little easier, Limacher will be vacationing in Florida this winter.
Bob Okon and Jon Seidel
contributed to Pulse.