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Franklin McMahon, artist who covered news events, dies at 90

Franklin McMahon covered the world and its newsmakers with a pencil and a sketch pad. “He told what he saw through his art,” said his … Read more ›

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SnowCare for Troops Seeks Volunteers and Military Families

With several more weeks of winter on the horizon, volunteers and military families are urged to sign up for Project EverGreen’s SnowCare for Troops, a … Read more ›


Longtime Lake County publisher dies

William Schroeder produced his first newspaper when he was 12, a four-pager complete with cartoons for his grade school. He went on to start the … Read more ›

Lake Forest’s Holle passes away; women’s ballplayer who advised on ‘League of Their Own’ movie

Pioneer Press reports: If you’ve ever seen the movie “A League of Their Own,” you learned about the era of women’s pro baseball with a … Read more ›

Doris McClory, widow of former Cong. Robert McClory, dies

The Daily Herald reports: She never held public office but Doris Hibbard McClory, a fixture in Washington D.C. and Lake County, was well known and … Read more ›

Robert Reusche (November 20, 2011)

Robert Reusche, banker and civic activist, dies

Robert F. Reusche led the trust department of Chicago’s Northern Trust Corp. for eighteen years and retired in 1990 as the bank’s vice chairman, but … Read more ›

Elizabeth “Betty” Ferris, longtime physical ed teacher in Lake Bluff, dies at 100

Elizabeth “Betty” Ferris, who taught physical education in Lake Bluff for about two decades and swam until she was 96, died of natural causes Friday, … Read more ›

Henry Wheeler passes away; former alderman was 91

Lake Forester reports: Henry P. Wheeler, a former Lake Forest alderman who also served as the president of the Lake Forest Preservation Foundation from 1986-88, … Read more ›