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Susan Ryan devoted almost 20 years of her life to supporting other cancer victims at Wellness House and Gilda’s Club. (May 30, 2012)

Susan Ryan, volunteered with groups that helped her through cancer, dies

When cancer in the soft tissue of Susan Ryan’s right leg forced surgeons to remove some muscle, she sought emotional support at Wellness House of … Read more ›

Jules Routbort worked at Argonne National Laboratory for 44 years. (March 15, 2012)

Argonne scientist dies

Jules Lazar Routbort was an expert in the field of ceramics engineering, and during a long career at Argonne National Laboratory, he published more than … Read more ›

Darien Police Sgt. James Borsilli

Darien Police Sgt. James Borsilli remembered

James Borsilli graduated from Illinois Benedictine College in Lisle with a degree in international business and economics, and the ambition of working for the Federal … Read more ›

Dr. Michael J. Campbell

Dr. Michael J. Campbell, Darien resident, pediatrician

Dr. Michael J. Campbell emigrated from a fishing village in Ireland to Chicago, where he graduated from high school and got his medical degree before … Read more ›

Malvi Ghandi advances in Geographic Bee
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Malvi Ghandi Wins Our Lady Of Peace Geographic Bee

DARIEN, IL – Eighth grade student, Malvi Ghandi, moved one step closer to a $25,000 college scholarship by winning the first round of the 24th … Read more ›

COD symposium examines the ‘new face of homelessness’

When Jill Markussen wanted to revamp her career a few years ago, she considered the time she spent volunteering at a hospice and nursing homes … Read more ›

Former United Airlines photographer dies

Donald Edward Jiskra Sr. provided the spectacular imagery to match the slogans in many of United Airlines’ most memorable advertising campaigns. From sweeping vistas in … Read more ›

Eileen Hagarty (Zbigniew Bzdak, Chicago Tribune / June 15, 2011)

Darien resident, nurse dies of ALS

After Eileen Hagarty died over the weekend, her family knew it was time to read the letters. Mrs. Hagarty, 60, of Darien, died Sunday, June … Read more ›