You only have one mother, and no matter what, you shouldn't strangle her, stuff her in the back of your car, stab her and leave her in a ditch in Crete. But that's exactly what the police say a man did a couple weeks ago.
Blake Springsteen, 22, was charged with attempted murder in connection with an alleged March 4 attack on his 46-year-old mother, Jennifer Springsteen, in their home outside Flossmoor. On Wednesday, Cook County Judge Brian Flaherty set Blake Springsteen's bond at $2 million.
That was interesting, but far from the only thing going on in court last week. In Joliet, we had the judge in the Nightmare on Hickory Street double murder case continuing to keep the court file sealed not once, but twice.
Over in Bridgeview, a Burr Ridge college student in an aggravated driving under the influence case. Nicholas Puccinelli, 19, was allegedly drunk and high when he crashed head-on into a car driven by 64-year-old John Anagnopoulos of Orland Park. Anagnopoulos was killed.
Also in Bridgeview, the young man charged in connection with the Orland Ghost Rider case got a new lawyer. Orland Park Patch hasn't posted the story yet, but look for it next week.
Back in Joliet again, there were a couple civil suits filed. Another woman is suing Frankfort pediatrician Kishor Jain. The lawsuit—the third against the doctor this year—accuses Jain of groping the woman's breasts.
A Joliet man is suing the son of Will County board member Steve Wilhelmi and two other men. Trey Travis, 20, claims he was the victim of a hate crime perpetrated by Alex Wilhelmi and his friends Manuel Borrego and Daniel Duffy.