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Chicagoist Weekend Blotter

By Shannon in News on Mar 4, 2007 9:24PM

Sorry, Chicago, no Troutman news on this weekend's blotter. But there's always next week, right?

  • An 84-year-old man was charged with killing his 89-year-old wife early Saturday morning in Englewood. The couple were engaged in a domestic dispute shortly after midnight when Betty Smith, who had Alzheimer's disease, threw a picture frame at her husband, Charles. He then allegedly shot in her in face. Police say the two had been arguing more lately due to Betty's deteriorating condition.
  • An off-duty police officer was stabbed early Sunday morning outside a bar in Lincoln Park. Around 4 a.m., there was an altercation of some kind outside an establishment at 2643 N. Lincoln. The officer was stabbed in the side and another person shot, presumably by the officer. Both wounded were taken to Advocate Illinois Masonic Hospital. A gun was found across the street, but so far no knife has turned up.
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  • A multitude of people ended up in the hospital after fighting broke out at a South Side skating rink. Between 10 and 12 people were maced side Martin Luther King Jr. Park & Family Entertainment Center on West 79th St. Saturday night. Conflicting reports has one account saying a security guard sprayed mace first, while another says a female sprayed another in a group fight.
  • Finally, a DuPage County Board member's daughter and her husband were arrested for armed robbery late Wednesday. Erin Waters, 27, and her husband Adam Waters, 27, were spotted fleeing a Lombard 7-11 in a Dodge van. Adam did the actual robbing, while Erin drove the getaway vehicle. Their 2-year-old child, who was in the van during the heist, was turned over to Erin's Board member father, Patrick O'Shea.

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