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Bail was set at $750,000 for Nora Peterson, a 34-year-old Elgin woman accused of killing her boyfriend by hitting him on the head with a frying pan. She is charged with the murder of Michael N. Mielczarek, who died after hitting his head on the floor. Court records show that Peterson's previous husband filed for divorce in September 2008, citing irreconcilable differences and extreme mental cruelty on her part. On the day he filed for divorce, Jeffrey Peterson also asked for and was granted an emergency order of protection, citing physical abuse and harassment, but no specific instances were given.