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Chicagoist Weekend Blotter

By Prescott Carlson in News on Feb 18, 2008 1:00AM

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Perhaps crime will slow down tomorrow, when all that water lying around freezes and turns Chicago streets into one giant ice rink. But for now, let's see what's been going on this weekend in the world of criminal justice:

A woman was found dead in a Southwest Side alley, an autopsy to determine her identity and cause of death is scheduled for tomorrow. [Trib]

A woman in Elgin apparently forgot to take her meds -- she was screaming at children at their bus stop, and even followed them onto the bus. As she was arrested she pushed the police officer and spit on him twice, assuring she got that extra click or two as he applied the handcuffs. [C-N]

Someone set off an incendiary device -- fancy cop talk for a bomb that burns shit -- in downtown Aurora Saturday. [D-H]

Eric Hanson, the Naperville man charged with murdering his parents, sister and brother-in-law in September 2005, still denies the killings as his death penalty case comes to a close. Hanson says he was "working issues out." [D-H]

A south suburban man was taken into custody fleeing from a bank robbery on the Northwest Side Saturday afternoon -- police think he may be responsible for a number of other previous bank robberies in the area. [Trib]

A teenager was shot three times at a house party in Cicero Friday night, and is in critical condition. Something tells us there was not proper adult supervision at this party. [WBBM]

Police have released a revised sketch of the Tinley Park Lane Bryant shooter, sans the weird looking cap. [S-T]

A judge decided that we had gone too long without mentioning Drew Peterson, so he issued a subpoena to a convicted cop killer to testify at the grand jury investigating the death/disappearance of Peterson's past two wives. [S-T]

The asshat that ran onto the field at Wrigley on a bet last June has been given probation. Um, can someone explain how a criminal trespass case would drag out for 8 months? [S-T]