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Body found burned in River North identified as veteran real estate attorney
Chicago Tribune ^ | January 19, 2017 | By Rosemary Regina Sobol

Posted on 01/19/2017 4:28:56 PM PST by Brad from Tennessee

A badly burned body found on the floor of a River North parking garage early Tuesday has been identified as a 60-year-old real estate attorney, officials said.

Louis S. Cohen, 60, was of the 200 block of Ivy Lane in Highland Park, according to the Cook County medical examiner’s office. An autopsy Wednesday was pending and did not determine a cause and manner for Cohen’s death, the office said.

Just before 6 a.m. Tuesday, police and fire crews responded to a fire in the 11th floor of a parking garage in the 300 block of North LaSalle Drive and found the body on the floor.

The cause of the fire was unknown. Police were conducting a death investigation. Arson detectives were called to the scene. . .

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1 posted on 01/19/2017 4:28:56 PM PST by Brad from Tennessee
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To: Brad from Tennessee

Viking funeral in a parking garage?

CC


2 posted on 01/19/2017 4:30:56 PM PST by Celtic Conservative (CC: purveyor of cryptic, snarky posts since December, 2000..)
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To: Brad from Tennessee
An autopsy Wednesday was pending and did not determine a cause and manner for Cohen’s death, the office said.

Let me guess...he died of natural causes?

3 posted on 01/19/2017 4:31:58 PM PST by mountn man (The Pleasure You Get From Life, Is Equal To The Attitude You Put Into It.)
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To: Fedora

Is he on your list!


4 posted on 01/19/2017 4:32:23 PM PST by hoosiermama (It is time to believe in the future: Time to believe in each other: Time to believe in AMERICA ! DT)
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To: Celtic Conservative

Viking funeral in a parking garage?

We need a “Like” icon on this website, LMAO


5 posted on 01/19/2017 4:34:09 PM PST by wetgundog ("Extremism in the Defense of Liberty is No Vice" -AuH2O)
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To: Brad from Tennessee

What a weird story and horrid way to die!


6 posted on 01/19/2017 4:36:24 PM PST by nopardons
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To: nopardons

He may have already been dead when burned. Possibly shot or whatever.


7 posted on 01/19/2017 4:38:36 PM PST by SoCal Pubbie
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To: Brad from Tennessee

It looks like he left Lock Lord fairly recently to go to a new firm.


8 posted on 01/19/2017 4:40:50 PM PST by PAR35
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To: Brad from Tennessee

Message sent.


9 posted on 01/19/2017 4:41:11 PM PST by exit82 (Making America Great Again begins with........me.)
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To: SoCal Pubbie

I did think of that too, but RIVER NORTH is a sort of chi-chi neighborhood,not someplace in da hood.


10 posted on 01/19/2017 4:42:02 PM PST by nopardons
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To: Brad from Tennessee

Spontaneous Human Combustion makes a come-back in the Windy City.


11 posted on 01/19/2017 4:46:42 PM PST by Steely Tom (Liberals think in propaganda)
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To: nopardons

it’s about 4 blocks from Cabrini Green


12 posted on 01/19/2017 4:49:36 PM PST by babble-on
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To: babble-on

Cabrini Green was demolished years ago. Although I am rarely in Chicago I happened to be near 300 N. LaSalle today. Despite all the press reports of rampant thug life in Chicago this neighborhood was all business in the middle of the day.


13 posted on 01/19/2017 4:53:41 PM PST by JerryBlackwell (some animals are more equal than others)
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To: Brad from Tennessee

Successful Trump protester?


14 posted on 01/19/2017 4:55:39 PM PST by VanShuyten ("a shadow...draped nobly in the folds of a gorgeous eloquence.")
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To: Brad from Tennessee

Guy was a donor to Democrat Dan Seals [$1500 and $900 in 2010], who was endorsed by Dick Durbin.

Don’t know what cases he’s been involved in but burning of a dead guy in his car to obscure evidence was a common practice in Illinois; I would not be surprised if it was a hit.


15 posted on 01/19/2017 4:58:59 PM PST by piasa
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To: Brad from Tennessee

Moody Bible Institute is right up the street in the 800 block of N. LaSalle.


16 posted on 01/19/2017 5:01:05 PM PST by exit82 (Making America Great Again begins with........me.)
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To: JerryBlackwell

Cabrini Green got torn down DECADES ago and rebuilt with lovely town homes, and expensive other types of buildings. It is no longer a damned ghetto for the thugs.


17 posted on 01/19/2017 5:04:48 PM PST by nopardons
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To: Brad from Tennessee

He was also a Clinton donor in 2007 [$2300 & $700] when she ran against Zero.


18 posted on 01/19/2017 5:06:56 PM PST by piasa
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To: JerryBlackwell

Once in a while weird things can happen up there too...maybe 15 years ago another prominent real estate figure, Lee (?) Miglin, was murdered in his Near North garage by a gay drifter that later went on to murder clothing designer Versace in Florida. They still don’t know just what led up to Miglin’s death.


19 posted on 01/19/2017 5:07:08 PM PST by M1903A1 ("We shed all that is good and virtuous for that which is shoddy and sleazy... and call it progress")
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To: piasa; Fedora

When he donated to Hillary he was employed by DLA Piper as an attny....

So, what is DLA Piper?:

Chicago - Overview | Locations | DLA Piper Global Law Firm
https://www.dlapiper.com/en/us/locations/chicago

DLA Piper is a global law firm with lawyers located in more than 30 countries throughout the Americas, Asia Pacific, Europe, Africa and the Middle East, positioning ...


20 posted on 01/19/2017 5:09:37 PM PST by piasa
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