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  • Former Sen. Alan Dixon dead at 86. 'He took really great care of people'

    Former Sen. Alan Dixon dead at 86. 'He took really great care of people'
    During much his two terms as a U.S. senator, in the 1980s and early 1990s, Alan Dixon was the locally minded counterpart to then-Sen. Paul Simon, always angling for the best deals for Illinois. He was known as “Al the Pal” for his...
  • H. Juergen Krenzien, 1928–2014

     H. Juergen Krenzien, 1928–2014
    H. Juergen Krenzien, the former owner of Paul Klein Travel in Chicago and a sought-after adviser on luxury travel, had a client list that included members of some of Chicago's most prominent families. "He'd been everywhere a traveler could ever dream...
  • Stephen Gaskin dies at 79; founder of The Farm commune

    When Stephen Gaskin took a good, hard look in the early 1970s at the San Francisco he loved, he knew he couldn't stay. "It was going decadent," he said years later. "We started seeing guys in long dark overcoats and brimmed hats who were heroin people....
  • Walter Dean Myers dies at 76; his books focused on young blacks

    Like many of the protagonists in his dozens of young adult books, Walter Dean Myers was once a troubled, sensitive and intelligent young man living an aimless life. A writer's heart beat in his chest, the passion for words there even as he stumbled...
  • Kenneth K. Hamsher 1922-2014

    A former mayor and longtime funeral home owner in Fox Lake, Kenneth K. Hamsher for many years operated an ambulance service that provided emergency care in the village and surrounding communities before the Fox Lake Rescue Squad was formed. Mr. Hamsher...
  • Paul Horn dies at 84; Grammy winner was a pioneer of New Age music

    Paul Horn dies at 84; Grammy winner was a pioneer of New Age music
    Paul Horn, a Grammy-winning alto saxophonist and flutist whose career reached from mainstream contemporary jazz to pioneering efforts in music that came to be known as New Age, has died. He was 84. Horn died June 29 at his home in Vancouver, Canada,...
  • Ken Roberts dies at 73; promoter transformed KROQ-FM into a powerhouse

    Ken Roberts dies at 73; promoter transformed KROQ-FM into a powerhouse
    Ken Roberts, a concert promoter who rescued a debt-ridden Pasadena rock music station and oversaw its rebirth as powerhouse KROQ-FM (106.7), which helped acts like Prince and Culture Club gain mainstream attention, died May 22 in New York City. He was 73....
  • PASSINGS: Louis Brown Jr., Barry Moss

    Louis Brown Jr., 90, father of Nicole Brown Simpson, who was slain in 1994, leading to a sensational trial in which her former husband O.J. Simpson was accused, died Thursday at home in Dana Point. Louis Brown had been suffering from Alzheimer's disease...
  • Gerald Ratner, 1913-2014

    Gerald Ratner, 1913-2014
    Gerald Ratner practiced law in Chicago for more than 75 years and for many decades represented the billionaire Crown family in business and real estate deals that included the sale of the Empire State Building. A baseball player at the University of...
  • Louis Zamperini dies at 97; Olympic track star and WWII hero

    Louis Zamperini dies at 97; Olympic track star and WWII hero
    The government announcement of Louis Zamperini's death in World War II made headlines. Zamperini was the "Torrance Tornado," the tough kid turned track star who set a national high school record for running the mile. In 1936, he was known as "The Zamp,"...
  • Milli Dyer, 'backbone' of North Lauderdale, dies at 83

    Milli Dyer, 'backbone' of North Lauderdale, dies at 83
    Carmela "Milli" Romano Dyer, a city clerk for nearly 38 years, died Monday at Northwest Medical Center in Margate, weeks after her 83rd birthday. City officials had named Northwest 59th Court "Milli Dyer Terrace." And Fire Station No. 34 on Bailey Road...