Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Helen Brach: Why is Chicago's greatest mystery still unsolved?

On the morning of February 17, 1977, Helen Vorhees Brach, heiress to the Brach candy fortune, walked out of the Mayo Clinic in Minnesota and vanished without a trace. With one suspect in custody and no real evidence, it's a case that continues to puzzle crime experts and enthusiasts—and just may be Chicago’s greatest unsolved mystery.
As James Ylisela, a veteran Chicago journalist and crime expert, recently explained in Crain’s Chicago Business
, a government informant confessed his involvement in 2005. But Cook County prosecutors acted cautiously, and the news eventually disappeared. However, the work of their investigations have now come to light, and Ylisela is trying to get the State's Attorney to commit to taking one more look at the case.
For his new ebook, Who Killed the Candy Lady?: Unwrapping the Unsolved Murder of Helen Brach, Ylisela spoke to a now-retired investigator who believes he and his partner solved this case 10 years ago—only to be stopped by the powers that be. Ylisela used this investigator’s case files, piecing together the gruesome evidence to form two very different theories of who could have killed Ms. Brach and why.
These case files might offer prosecutors their best—and also their last—chance to solve the Helen Brach mystery. I hope you will consider interviewing James Ylisela about his new book and why it’s important that prosecutors take a fresh look at this case now.

This ebook is available for purchase at!

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Find Hidden Gold in Chicago This Weekend!

 Gift giving is coming early in Chicago this year and if you’re looking for a family fun activity to participate in on December 13th , PaperGold has you covered with their exciting Holiday Gold Hunt! This holiday season, the must-have affordable luxury gift, PaperGold
 maker of 100% real, solid gold dollar bills will host an exciting hunt known as the “Holiday Gold Hunt” in Chicago with a unique pop-up scavenger hunt of REAL gold bills. Bring your whole family out to this fun event that brought out thousands to their first on November 22nd. Get ready to show up and find what you keep – check a few people off your Holiday list and hunt for PaperGold!
Date: Saturday, December 13th
Time: 9am local time, PaperGold will announce a location where bills are hidden on their Facebook Account!
Details: Clues for each hiding location will be released on
and on each hunt day

Join this festive holiday hunt and give the most precious metal to those who are most precious to you. Grab your friends and family to cross a few gifts of your list this Holiday season as you join locals in your city to find one of the most exclusive gifts, perfect for the Holidays.