Drew Peterson | Will County Sheriff's Office photo
Updated: March 27, 2013 6:26AM
The Peterson case . . .
Ka-ching! The case is still alive and the money is in the bank.
◆ Translation: Sneed has learned that Will County State’s Attorney James Glasgow has not given up his pursuit of convicted murderer Drew Peterson’s missing fourth wife, Stacy.
Sneed hears Glasgow plans to convene a summit of his legal eagles to revisit Stacy’s case in hopes of charging Peterson with her murder — and is preparing to announce that the $100,000 reward for information leading to Stacy’s whereabouts is still available.
◆ Set shot: “Now that Peterson is serving a 38-year sentence at the Pontiac Correctional Center for the murder of his third wife, Kathleen Savio, perhaps someone who has evidence — but was afraid to come forward because they feared Peterson would get off — will now contact us,” Glasgow told Sneed.
◆ Penalty shot: “I have been in touch with Jeff Ruby, the restaurateur from Cincinnati who offered the $100,000 reward before the Peterson trial, and he is willing to keep the reward going until we find Stacy,” he said.
◆ Back shot: Sneed is told the search for Stacy has gone cold. “There has not been a tip leading to her whereabouts for some time,” said an Illinois State Police source.
◆ Long shot: “I’ve ordered a sit-down with six of our attorneys to go over every significant detail in Stacy’s disappearance,” Glasgow said. “We’ve already got significant evidence. We just need to see if we can bolster what we’ve already got.”
The CSU battle . . .
If it’s true it’s never over ’til the fat lady sings, why does Sneed hear a tune?
◆ To wit: The Chicago State University board’s battle to boot University President Wayne Watson from his top spot (exclusively reported in this column Sunday) is over as far as the board is concerned.
“It’s over. Watson has stepped down and is now on administrative sabbatical,” said a board source.
◆ The flip side: A Watson source disagrees: “Wayne is on sabbatical. He’s not out yet. The issue has yet to be resolved. It’s up to Gov. Pat Quinn.”
The Buzz buzzz . . .
Fly me to the moon: Legendary astronaut Buzz Aldrin, 83, must be a single guy looking to mingle. Aldrin, the second man to walk on the moon — and recently divorced from his third wife, Lois Cannon — was spotted hitting the Vanity Fair magazine Oscars party late Sunday night. The moon man was ostensibly enjoying the glow of the starlets’ glimmer on the dance floor.
Shades of the Bartman ball: Watch for special-effects master Michael “Indiana Jones/Jurassic Park” Lantieri, who blew the Bartman ball to smithereens, to blow up something “special” Thursday at the World Wide Toast to Harry Caray at the legend’s namesake Navy Pier restaurant.
It required a special permit.
It requires a licensed pyrotechnics expert.
It will happen when they finish singing “Take Me Out to the Ball Game.”
Expected to attend are Billy Corgan, Ernie Banks, Tom Ricketts and Harry’s beloved wife, Dutchie.
The Michelle visit . . .
Sneed hears that first lady Michelle Obama, who hits town for a two-day visit Thursday, may save taxpayers a little cash and stay at her home in Kenwood to chat with family friends.
I spy . . .
Back in town for the weekend, Dennis Rodman stopped by N9NE Steakhouse on Friday night for dinner and then stopped by Studio Paris to close out the night . . . Also spotted Friday at Studio Paris was singer/wrestling mogul/tea house owner Billy Corgan. . . . On Saturday, new Chicago Blackhawks star Ray Emery was spotted at Joe’s Stone Crab alongside family and friends.
Sneedlings . . .
A special happy birthday to legal eagle Barry Montgomery’s mother, Joan, who turns 100 today. . . . Tuesday’s birthdays: Erykah Badu, 42; Fats Domino, 85, and Michael Bolton, 60.