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The Rev. Kevin O’Rourke, Catholic medical ethicist, dies at 85

The Rev. Kevin O’Rourke was a leading Roman Catholic scholar on ethics in health care whose stands were sometimes controversial but always, he believed, rooted … Read more ›

Badminton expert James Wigglesworth Jr., with his masters men's doubles national championship trophy in 1978. (HANDOUT / March 27, 2012)

James Wigglesworth, known in the Chicago area as Mr. Badminton, dies at 88

James D. Wigglesworth Jr. was 10 when he picked up a badminton racquet for the first time and launched a shuttlecock. It was love at … Read more ›

Nello Ferrara, created Lemonheads for Ferrara Pan, dies

At Ferrara Pan, he invented some of the company’s well-known brands and built the company into a pillar of the Chicago area’s long-standing candy tradition, … Read more ›

Nello Ferrara, 93, invented Lemonheads, saw MacArthur in occupied Japan, sang with Sinatra

The Chicago Sun-Times reports:  Nello Ferrara was a singer who liked to serenade people. But to snackers with a sweet tooth, he was better known … Read more ›

Rose Marie Economou (Photo courtesy Columbia College Chicago)

Teaching was a ‘calling’ for Emmy-winning broadcaster Rose Marie Economou

Rose Marie Economou always used the contacts she made over a storied career in broadcasting to help aspiring Columbia College Chicago students create a career … Read more ›

Michigan, Fenwick star James Maddock dies

James “Jimmy” Maddock, a former Fenwick star and three-year starting quarterback at Michigan, died July 20 at 76. Maddock played 27 games at quarterback for … Read more ›

Shirley Klem, former Oak Park trustee, dies at 85

As a village trustee in Oak Park during the 1970s, Shirley Klem promoted progressive housing practices and encouraged racial diversity. At times the only woman … Read more ›