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Man freezes to death on Christmas

ChicagoBreakingNews.com, a part of the Chicago Tribune, reports that a man froze to death in the cold on Christmas day in a park near 951 W Berwyn in Edgewater. The unidentified man in his 40’s died of hypothermia and exposure to the cold. Ironically this sad story occured just blocks from the REST shelter that is scheduled to close soon.

UPDATE: A reader wrote in that the man actually died at the Cedar Playlot park at 5200 N Winthrop, not 951 W Berwyn as noted above. Apparently the REST shelter has been full recently – we have no word that this particular man was homeless or a frequenter of the REST shelter, but one has to assume there is a high probability.

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