Cook County, IL
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The community is located on the south side of the city, seven miles from the Loop.
The World's Columbian Exposition, in 1893, significantly increased the community's population.

Oakwoods Cemetery is in Woodlawn.



Traffic Policeman Joseph Fitzpatrick, 42 years old,was shot and fatally injured yesterday by five bandits who attempted to hold him up in front of the Hayes hotel, 6345 University avenue. He died late last night in St. Bernard’s hospital. Fitzpatrick had just gotten out of his car to visit a sister, who lives in the hotel, when the bandits appeared and ordered him to “stick ‘em up.” Instead he drew his own gun and fired three shots before he was felled by a bullet which struck just under his heart.
Fitzpatrick lived with his wife and daughter, Marie Leona, 8 years old, at 907 West Garfield boulevard. He formerly was assigned to traffic duty at Market and Madison streets for years and lately has been at Monroe and Dearborn streets where his sunny disposition won him the friendship of hundreds including many notables in financial and business circles who knew him as “Fitz.”
Woodlawn police investigating the slaying late last night found a brown overcoat with a pistol in the pocket which had been discarded between buildings at 6401 Woodlawn avenue. The gun is believe to have been used by one of the killers and has been turned over to ballistics experts.
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