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When a $2.2M home sale fell through on ‘Windy City Rehab,’ Alison Victoria found a buyer to bail her out: Her boyfriend

The HGTV show cut two versions of the episode in which Victoria boasted that she "knocked it out of the park" after the rehab and sale of the Lincoln Park home. She made no mention of the new buyer’s identity.

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Dr. Lester Fisher, former director of Lincoln Park Zoo, dead at 100

Fisher worked at Lincoln Park Zoo for nearly 45 years, starting in 1947 and later serving as the zoo’s director from 1962 until he retired in 1992. He was the zoo’s first veterinarian.

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Homeowner’s yen for a yard revives debate in Lincoln Park

Property owners in the federal Sheffield historic district have butted heads on preservation, and now a resident wants to tear down an 1880s building for open space.

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City official lays out stark disparities between Lincoln Park, Southeast Side where scrap-metal shredder wants to open

Those living in three South Side communities have lower life expectancy, worse quality of life than residents around General Iron’s longtime Lincoln Park home, city official says.

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Felon yelled ‘you will die’ after shooting Chicago police officer in face: Prosecutors

Before Jovan McPherson shot the officer, he held a 21-year-old woman at gunpoint as they drove from Elgin to Chicago, police said.

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Museum takes close-up view of Great Chicago Fire

The exhibit opens Friday at the Chicago History Museum.

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Death of man who jumped from Lincoln Park apartment fire ruled a suicide

Police said they were investigating the fire at 400 block of West Wrightwood Avenue as an arson.

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Owners of now-closed Lincoln Park plant agree to pay $500,000 EPA fine

Reserve Management Group/Southside Recycling has since built a new shredding facility at its longtime property along the Calumet River at 116th Street and Burley Avenue.

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Alderman vows party bus crackdown after 8 people wounded when gunmen open fire in Lincoln Park

Ald. Brian Hopkins wants to require party buses to halt operations at 10 p.m. The shooting at a gas station at North Avenue and LaSalle Street occurred just after midnight, and was the third mass shooting of the day.

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Life back to normal, alas, for vaccinated

Post-COVID life in all its joyful complexity is opening up for the vaccinated.

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R.J. Grunts at 50: cheating time with burgers

As eateries emerge blinking from their COVID caves, the first Lettuce Entertain You restaurant hits the big 5-0.

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Grocery store guru Bob Mariano’s new store opens in Lincoln Park

Dom’s Kitchen and Market — part restaurant, part grocery store — opened Tuesday at Diversey and Halsted.

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After shooting, neighbors worry about safety in Oz Park

Community members met with Ald. Michele Smith and Chicago police officers Friday, days after a teen was grazed by a bullet nearby.

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When shooting guns in Lincoln Park was authorized recreation, and how it stopped

Hard to believe now, but, from 1912 until its demise 30 years ago, the Lincoln Park Gun Club occupied a choice lakefront locale just north of the mouth of Diversey Harbor.

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General Iron’s owner sues city over permit holdup, seeks more than $100 million

Southside Recycling, formerly known as General Iron in Lincoln Park, wants a federal judge to order the city to issue a final permit that will allow the opening of a new facility at East 116th Street and the Calumet River.

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Carjackings reported on the North Side: police

Police believe the males involved ages range from 17 to 30-years-old.

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Dan O’Donnell, Lincoln Park hardware store owner who made Irish students’ eyes smile, has died

He helped about 16,000 Irish students visiting Chicago on summer visas. "I will never forget what he and his family did for us," one said.

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Dozens of health care, social justice groups demand Lightfoot deny General Iron permit

About 500 individuals and more than 70 organizations sent the mayor a letter urging her to halt the metal shredder’s opening on the Southeast Side. A Rush doctor calls the matter a "textbook example of environmental racism."

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Blue skies, warm breezes and frolicking polar bears: Lincoln Park reopened to the public Friday

Visitors are required to make reservations to enter.

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Statues of four U.S. presidents among 41 under the microscope by Chicago committee

Mayor Lori Lightfoot is confronting the ‘hard truths of Chicago’s racial history,’ launching a process to review 41 statues and other monuments, including some of Abraham Lincoln, George Washington, Ulysses S. Grant and William McKinley.

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Lincoln Park Zoo to reopen March 5

The zoo’s auxiliary board is hosting a reopening celebration March 6 called Beers and Bears.

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That snow on the ground isn’t going anywhere anytime soon

Chicago Public Schools announced that Tuesday’s in-person classes were canceled due to travel concerns stemming from "the significant snowfall on the ground and anticipated inclement weather."

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Letter to a Young Lord: Remembering Manuel Ramos

Fred Hampton was killed in a police raid seven months after you, Manuel Ramos, were gunned down by an off-duty police officer in Bridgeport in 1969. Hampton was 21. You were just 20. You also were my grandfather.

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2 carjacked at gunpoint in Lincoln Park, but vehicle recovered: police

The pair, 31 and 27, were inside a Chrysler about 7 p.m. in the 1110 block of West Montana Street when two males came up and threatened them with a handgun, Chicago police said.

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Carjackers take 5 cars Tuesday in Lincoln Park, Gold Coast, West Town, Edgewater

It wasn’t immediately clear if the carjackings — which all happened within three hours — were related.

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Armed robberies, carjackings reported in Lincoln Park, Lake View: police

In each incident, two to four men approached someone on the sidewalk and demanded their property at gunpoint or by use of force, police said.

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Lincoln Park Zoo set to temporarily close beginning Jan. 4

It’s the zoo’s second pandemic-related closure.

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City denies helping General Iron move to Southeast Side in letter to feds

Lawyers for Lori Lightfoot’s Administration this week asked a federal agency to drop its civil rights investigation and downplayed the city’s role in the car shredder’s relocation from Lincoln Park.

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Cops follow pings of stolen cellphone, arrest suspects minutes after Lincoln Park robbery

Within minutes of the robbery, one victim pinged his stolen cellphone to the Avondale neighborhood, police say.

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Concerns about General Iron’s move to Southeast Side are ‘unfounded,’ Lightfoot Administration says

A city lawyer accuses community groups of exaggeration and says fears about air pollution are unwarranted.

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Lincoln Park bakery puts gourmet pies on Englewood tables for Thanksgiving

Vanille Patisserie partners with the community group I Grow Chicago to distribute holiday desserts to families in need.

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Back-to-back carjackings reported in Lincoln Park: police

The carjackings happened within minutes of each other in the 2500 block of North Southport Avenue and the 2600 block of North Bosworth Avenue, police said.