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  • Suhail al Chalabi, urban planner who helped city, suburbs, dies at 74

    Urban planner and consultant Suhail al Chalabi was a master at analyzing the economic impact of developments, from high-profile proposals like those for a south suburban airport and the Illiana Expressway to more mundane and less visible infrastructure...
  • Kenji Ekuan dies at 85; designer's works included Kikkoman sauce dispenser

    Kenji Ekuan dies at 85; designer's works included Kikkoman sauce dispenser
    Japanese industrial designer Kenji Ekuan, whose works included such diverse products as a bullet train and the red-capped Kikkoman soy sauce dispenser, has died. He was 85. Ekuan died of a heart problem at a Tokyo hospital early Saturday, according to...
  • John Robinson, Motorola employee and school board member, dies

     John Robinson, Motorola employee and school board member, dies
    John Winthrop "Jack" Robinson sat on two suburban school boards and played a key role in Motorola's educational program, Motorola University, during a 35-year career with the communications company. "Jack was way ahead of the game technologically, so...
  • Ed Sabol, NFL Films founder, dies at 98

    Ed Sabol, the passionate Philadelphian whose obsession with home movies developed into a business that helped transform professional football into America's preeminent sport, died Monday at his home in Scottsdale, Ariz. He was 98. The man everyone called...
  • 'Laugh-In' announcer, voiceover vet Gary Owens dies at 80

    Gary Owens, the droll, mellifluous-voiced announcer on "Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In" and a familiar part of radio, TV and movies for more than six decades, has died. He was 80. The veteran voiceover star died Thursday at his Los Angeles-area home, his son,...
  • Poet laureate Philip Levine dies at age 87

    Philip Levine, a Pulitzer Prize-winning poet whose intimate portraits of blue-collar life were grounded in personal experience and political conscience, died Saturday. Levine was 87. Levine, the country's poet laureate in 2011-2012, died at his home in...
  • 'It's My Party' singer-songwriter Lesley Gore dies at 68

    Singer-songwriter Lesley Gore, who topped the charts in 1963 at age 16 with her epic song of teenage angst, "It's My Party," and followed it up with the hits "Judy's Turn to Cry," and the feminist anthem "You Don't Own Me," died Monday. She was 68....
  • NFL Films founder Ed Sabol dies at age 98; revolutionized television coverage of football

    Ed Sabol, the NFL Films founder who revolutionized sports broadcasting and reimagined pro football from an up-and-coming league to must-watch theater, has died. He was 98. Sabol died Monday at his home in Scottsdale, Arizona, the NFL said. Sabol was...
  • Munster woman who helped topple Indiana's gay marriage ban dies

    Munster woman who helped topple Indiana's gay marriage ban dies
    Through five years of chemotherapy and surgeries to remove dozens of tumors, Niki Quasney remained upbeat, active and dedicated to seeing that her family would be recognized as one upon her death. "If my life is cut short because of ovarian cancer, I...
  • Barbara A. Murphy, homemaker

    Barbara A. Murphy, homemaker
    Barbara A. Murphy, a homemaker who worked as a school lunch aide, died Friday at Seasons Hospice at Northwest Hospital of chronic pulmonary obstructive disease. She was 82. The daughter of William Thomas Chilson and Barbara Heidel Chilson, Barbara Ann...
  • Billy Casper dies at 83; one of golf's least-known legends

    Billy Casper dies at 83; one of golf's least-known legends
    When Billy Casper decided in 1955 to make his living in golf, a veteran of the PGA Tour sized him up mercilessly. "Why doesn't he go out and get a nice job selling insurance?" the grizzled pro asked. Casper, renowned for his putting, went on to become...