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Weekend Chicagoist Blotter

By Prescott Carlson in News on Feb 25, 2008 1:00AM

Chicago cops protecting and (ob)serving by TheeErin

Here's what our local ne'erdowells have been up to while waiting in eager anticipation for tonight's Oscars:

A man who robbed a downtown bank on Thursday told the teller he was "drunk" and was arrested minutes later. Personally, we prefer meth when robbing banks -- keeps us "on edge". [S-T]

A gas station argument escalated into murder on the South Side. [S-T]

The FBI Joint Terrorism Task Force now wants a piece of the UIC student who sent threatening emails. Hmmm, Gitmo cell or college dorm room... tough call. [S-T]

A Carpentersville resident had his identity stolen, and now the IRS wants him to pony up back taxes on over $60,00 in income. Oh yeah, the victim is 7 years old. [D-H]

Looks like the hammer is (hopefully) coming down soon on a satellite city clerk's office suspected of widespread skimming. [S-T]

The state's attorney's office may reopen the investigation of an accident last Thanksgiving that killed two men and involved a Chicago police officer charged with driving drunk. The DUI charge had been dropped earlier this month. [Trib]

Speaking of drunk driving, a Chicago man has been charged with DUI after causing a 5 car pileup in rural Kane County. [Trib]

A frozen body was found in a wooded area in Downers Grove. Police are now reciting "it wasn't Stacy Peterson or Lisa Stebic" more than Miranda rights. [DGS]