Later generations knew him primarily as the tireless conductor of the Labor Day weekend telethons to raise funds for victims of muscular dystrophy.
A trip to Japan proved life-changing for Susan Lindstrom, sparking her love for refined stationery. A passion that led to her starting Paper Source.
Gregory was one of the first black comedians to find mainstream success with white audiences in the early 1960s, most notably Chicago’s Playboy Club.
Leland “Sugar” Cain, one of the last surviving Chicago & North Western railroad dining-car employees from train travel’s heyday, has died at 92.
John Macsai, who designed Lincolnwood’s famed Purple Hotel as well as graceful Lake Shore Drive high-rises, has died at 91 at his Evanston home.
He had a string of television appearances, but he was best known for the 1982 comedy “My Favorite Year.”
Melvyn “Deacon” Jones, a bluesman who was part of the 1960s Chicago rock and soul band Baby Huey and the Babysitters, has died at 73.