Stowaway pleads not guilty after Chicago to London flight

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Marilyn Hartman, 68, remains jailed after her October arrest at O’Hare Airport, a visit that violates terms of her probation for sneaking onto a flight to London.

“Serial stowaway” Marilyn Hartman | AP Photo

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An Illinois woman with a history of getting past airport security and sneaking onto planes has pleaded not guilty in a Chicago case.

Marilyn Hartman is accused of flying ticketless from Chicago to London last month. She pleaded not guilty on Wednesday to burglary, theft and trespassing charges.

A judge released the 66-year-old woman after the Jan. 18 incident and told her to stay away from airports. But she was arrested again at O’Hare Airport about a week later.

Hartman will remain in custody until at least March 22, when her public defender is expected to ask for a review of her bail. A judge previously denied a request from Hartman’s attorney to allow her to be sent to a facility that provides housing and counseling for former jail inmates.

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