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  • Karyn Kupcinet 1963 death still unsolved

    On Thanksgiving Day 1963, as the nation still was reeling from the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, a 22-year-old woman was killed in Hollywood. Her naked body wasn't discovered by neighbors for three days. Though still a struggling, little-known actress, her death was banner-headline news in Chicago. Her name was Karyn Kupcinet.
  • Eugene Schlickman, 1929-2014

     Eugene Schlickman, 1929-2014
    Eugene Schlickman didn't hesitate to reach across the political aisle to get work done. In fact, he made a point of it, his son Steve said. An eight-term Republican state representative from Arlington Heights, Mr. Schlickman, 84, died of heart failure...

    Doc that helped save inmate Paul Crump a must-see

    Doc that helped save inmate Paul Crump a must-see
    It is a savage and sorrowful story, the life of Paul Crump. It ended in 2002 when he was 72. He died at Chester Mental Health Center in a rural area near the banks of the Mississippi River in that southern part of Illinois known locally as Little Egypt....

    Blagojevich hit with 14-year prison sentence

    Blagojevich hit with 14-year prison sentence
    A contrite former Gov. Rod Blagojevich was sentenced Wednesday to 14 years in federal prison, capping one of the state's worst political scandals and humbling a controversial and defiant figure who rode into office as a champion of reform. The sentence...

    First Illinois governor to do time was known as 'Mr. Clean'

    First Illinois governor to do time was known as 'Mr. Clean'
    A former Illinois governor was sentenced to prison last week. That's about a once-a-decade event here since the 1970s. Flashback readers know that Illinois' culture of corruption began long before that, notably with Gov. Len Small in the 1920s, but the...