Chicagoist Weekend Blotter
A weekend sampling of gobbling-induced madness:
- A 12-year-old girl died after being stabbed in the neck by a neighbor on the South Side on Thanksgiving Day. Kendra Jones, 18, picked a fight with Laura Joslin and her 16-year-old sister Mattie Bryant over a boy. Jones ended up stabbing Joslin in the neck and Bryant in the arm. Joslin was pronounced dead that night; Bryant's injuries were non-fatal. Jones was charged Saturday with first-degree murder.
- An SUV crashed into the Harlem/Lake Green Line stop around 4 a.m. Sunday morning. There was some damage to the Harlem Street entrance, but service is expected to continue uninterrupted. No one was hurt, except the CTA's ever-strained pocketbook.
- An extra-alarm fire wiped out several businesses on Devon Avenue early Thursday morning. Roughly a dozen immigrant businesses were lost, including a boutique, restaurants and a banquet hall. Authorities have yet to find the source of the blaze. The damage is so bad shop owners might not be able to get back in for two to three weeks.
- Eight people were wounded in a south suburban bar Saturday morning, just before closing time. A masked gunman entered the bar, sprayed patrons with bullets from a handgun, then left. All injuries were non-lethal. Surveillance cameras in the area were, conveniently enough, not working.
- Finally, one more Thanksgiving-related mishap: A two-story house in Ingleside was severely damaged by fire during the holiday. The cause? A turkey deep-fryer being used on the house's deck. Firefighters had trouble taking the fire down due to a lack of hydrants, leading to extensive damage. Thankfully, nobody was hurt.
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