Rudd's family history complex before wife's death
Dec 21, 2015 5:51 PM - Murder suspect Donnie Rudd's weekslong marriage to 19-year-old Noreen Kumeta in the summer of 1973 was neither the beginning nor the end of the disbarred attorney's complicated family history. Rudd's longtime stepdaughter, Cindy Mulligan of Barrington, said her mother Dianne Marks began having an affair with Rudd while both were married and serving on the Schaumburg Township Elementary District 54 school board in the early 1970s. Mulligan said that from her own 14-year-old perspective, Rudd's sudden marriage to Kumeta came out of nowhere. Today, she's unsure how much she or her mother knew about it before Kumeta died.