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Lawrence Avenue Streetcar Tracks Unearthed During Construction

As crews from the Department of Water Management excavated the area around a sewer manhole in the 2600 block of Lawrence, remnants of the city's streetcar system were revealed.

    Lawrence Avenue Streetcar Tracks Unearthed During Construction
    The city's streetcar past, buried just inches underground, was temporarily revealed.
    https://www.dnainfo.com

May 05

Women's Workout Closing On Lawrence; Owner Cites Competition, High Rent

In the 1990s, there were nearly two dozen Women's Workout World clubs in the Chicago area, with more than 200,000 total members. The Lincoln Square location, at 2540 W. Lawrence Ave., "has been with us since the inception of W3," according to Whitley.

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Members can opt to transfer to either of these clubs — one is in Berwyn and the other is at 51st and Kedzie — otherwise all memberships will be canceled. According to staff, automatic membership charges will simply cease.

    Women's Workout Closing On Lawrence; Owner Cites Competition, High Rent
    LINCOLN SQUARE - Members of Women's Workout World on Lawrence Avenue received unexpected news this week when instead of being greeted with "Have a good workout" at the sign-in desk, they were handed a letter announcing the gym's pending closure.
    https://www.dnainfo.com

May 01

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Apr 21

Jerrie Elder, dead at 91, was a seamstress and hand model

Young Jerrie spent much of her youth on the North Side. The Scherts lived near Lincoln, Lawrence and Western in Lincoln Square. She attended St. Matthias grade school and Alvernia High School.

    Jerrie Elder, dead at 91, was a seamstress and hand model
    Creamy soft and untouched by any scar, burn or callous, Geraldine "Jerrie" Elder's hands resembled flower petals. She manicured them just so, leaving the polish off the bottom so the half-moons peeked out. Thanks to her hands - and, to a lesser extent, her pretty feet - she did work as a "parts model," promoting jewelry and stemware.
    http://chicago.suntimes.com

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Apr 17

Check your tickets! Mega Millions winner worth $5 million sold in Chicago

...with a Megaplier® of X5. The winning ticket was purchased at the Mobil station at 2800 W. Lawrence Ave. in the Ravenswood neighborhood on the North Side, according to the lottery’s website. While...

    Check your tickets! Mega Millions winner worth $5 million sold in Chicago
    CHICAGO -- A Mega Millions lottery ticket that won $5 million was sold at a Chicago gas station last Friday, according to the Illinois Lottery. The winning numbers from Friday's drawing were 05-10-55-60-73, and the Megaball was 12, with a Megaplier® of X5. The winning ticket was purchased at the Mobil station at 2800 W.
    http://wgntv.com

Apr 17

Updated Apr 17

$5 Million Winning Lotto Ticket Sold in Chicago

The winning ticket was sold at the Mobil gas station located at 2800 W. Lawrence Ave., according to the Illinois Lottery. 

    $5 Million Winning Lotto Ticket Sold in Chicago
    If you bought a Mega Millions ticket in Chicago ahead of last Friday's drawing, check your numbers. They could add up to a cool $5 million. The winning ticket was sold at the Mobil gas station located at 2800 W. Lawrence Ave., according to the Illinois Lottery.
    http://www.nbcchicago.com

Apr 17

$5 million winning lottery ticket sold in Chicago

...73, plus the 5X Megaplier -- from Friday's drawing.The ticket was purchased at Mobil, 2800 W. Lawrence Ave., on the city's North Side...

    $5 million winning lottery ticket sold in Chicago
    A winning $5 million Mega Millions lottery ticket was sold at a gas station in Chicago last week, according to the Illinois Lottery. And the winner had yet to come forward Monday afternoon, lottery officials said. The Quick Pick ticket has the winning numbers -- 05 - 10 - 55 - 60 - 73, plus the 5X Megaplier -- from Friday's drawing.
    http://abc7chicago.com

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Updated Apr 11

Man, 42, shot in Ravenswood

The 42-year-old suffered multiple gunshot wounds to the chest about 5:55 a.m. in the 4800 block of North Rockwell Street, according to preliminary information from Chicago Police.

    Man, 42, shot in Ravenswood
    A man was shot Sunday morning in the Ravenswood neighborhood on the Northwest Side. The 42-year-old suffered multiple gunshot wounds to the chest about 5:55 a.m. in the 4800 block of North Rockwell Street, according to preliminary information from Chicago Police. He was taken to Illinois Masonic Medical Center, police said.
    http://chicago.suntimes.com

  • On Sunday at 5:55 am Adam Salas, a known member of the Latin Kings who used to live in the 2100 block of Huron, was shot and killed in the 4800 block of North Rockwell. He was followed there by his assailants (believed to be gang members) after having an...

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    On Sunday at 5:55 am Adam Salas, a known member of the Latin Kings who used to live in the 2100 block of Huron, was shot and killed in the 4800 block of North Rockwell. He was followed there by his assailants (believed to be gang members) after having an altercation in a business in Beat 1221 that resulted in calls to 911.

    His mother and brother still live on Huron. As many of you know, the killing of a gang member can result in an uptick in gang activity. If you see any unusual/suspicious activity in the area of Huron and Hoyne, please call 911. Condolences to the family. (The article is for those who might not remember Mr. Salas and his activities.)

Apr 10

7 Killed, 28 Wounded In Weekend Shootings

...the Ravenswood neighborhood on the Northwest Side. He was driving in an alley in the 4800 block of North Rockwell when someone came around the corner and shot him in the chest, police said. The...

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...police said. Two men walked up to him at 8:15 p.m. in the 10700 block of South Green Bay and opened fire, striking him multiple times in his chest, arm and hand. He was...

A 20-year-old man was standing outside about 8 p.m. in the 13100 block of South Langley in the Riverdale neighborhood when several males walked up and fired shots. The man was shot in the chest and pronounced dead at the scene, police said.

...walk the dog when they shot each other at 8:21 a.m. in the 9100 block of South Woodlawn, according to police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi. Both men suffered multiple gunshot wounds and were taken...

...shot in the South Side Gresham neighborhood. He was shot in the chest in the 1200 block of West 81st Street when someone fired multiple times at him from inside a vehicle, authorities said. He was...

...neighborhood on the Southwest Side. Officers responding to a call of shots fired in the 4900 block of South Kostner learned 21-year-old Carlos Rosas had already taken himself to Mount Sinai Hospital, authorities...

The latest nonfatal shooting happened at 5:57 a.m. Monday in the South Chicago neighborhood. A 27-year-old man was shot in the hand in the 8800 block of South Burley, police said. He was taken to Christ Medical Center, where his condition was stabilized. Additional information was not provided.

About 3:45 a.m., a 33-year-old man was driving north in the 1700 block of North Talman in the Logan Square neighborhood on the Northwest Side when another vehicle pulled up next...

    7 Killed, 28 Wounded In Weekend Shootings
    CHICAGO (CBS) - Seven men were killed and at least 27 other people were wounded in shootings across Chicago between Friday evening and Monday morning. The weekend's latest fatal shooting happened at 4:51 a.m. Monday in the West Chesterfield neighborhood on the South Side.
    http://chicago.cbslocal.com

Apr 09

Lincoln Square Shooting Kills Man On North Rockwell

At 5:55 a.m., the man was in the 4800 block of North Rockwell Street when he was multiple times in his chest, police said. The man was taken to Illinois Masonic Hospital.

    Lincoln Square Shooting Kills Man On North Rockwell
    CHICAGO - A 42-year-old man was shot dead in Lincoln Square early Sunday, police said. At 5:55 a.m., the man was in the 4800 block of North Rockwell Street when he was multiple times in his chest, police said. The man was taken to Illinois Masonic Hospital.
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Updated Mar 29

Lawrence Avenue Is Developing Exactly To Plan, Alderman Says

People deconvert on side streets, but no one wants the [rental] units replaced on those same streets, so that leaves arterial avenues like Lawrence and Western to pick up the slack, Pawar said.

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Ziad Haddad of Contemporary Concepts, which is proposing a 24-unit mixed-use building in the 2200 block of West Lawrence Avenue, said he was attracted to the vibrancy he saw on the street between Damen and Western.

    Lawrence Avenue Is Developing Exactly To Plan, Alderman Says
    LINCOLN SQUARE - Ald. Ameya Pawar (47th) has responded to critics who've complained about the lack of a master plan for Lawrence Avenue and called for a moratorium on development until one is created. "The vision was the streetscape," the alderman told DNAinfo.
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  • Very much in support of the Lawrence streetscape but why does it take so long to get the new buildings up?!

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  • Citizen Pain Citizen Pain

    still waiting west of Western... ... ... ... O'Connor ?

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