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Lakeview home listing includes 'underground tunnels'

March 13, 2012|By Tracy Swartz, RedEye

Forget that the house was once owned by a "local celebrity." A Lakeview home currently for sale features underground tunnels from the Prohibition era.

The four-bedroom, brick house in the 3500 block of South Marshfield Avenue was built in 1889, according to its listing. It's for sale for $550,000.

The home owner said the tunnels were once used to shuttle liquor between buildings, but they are now "cemented up." She declined further comment for this story.

The listing also boasts that a "local celebrity" once lived there. Real estate records show that NBC Chicago anchor Allison Rosati lived in the house in the late 1980s and early 1990s.

Rosati did not respond to RedEye requests for comment. The listing agent, David Bovyn of Kale Realty, confirmed that Rosati was a previous tenant.

tswartz@tribune.com | @tracyswartz

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