Retired U. of C. physicist Riccardo Levi-Setti was also a rock star — a renowned authority on trilobite fossils,. He died Nov. 8 in Hyde Park at 91.
Riccardo Levi-Setti, famed physicist, fossil-hunting 'rock star,' dead at 91
Zenon Mazurkevich, architect of landmark Ukrainian church on NW Side, dead at 79
Frank Rotondo, longtime bartender at L. Woods, Bones, Kenilworth Inn, dead at 83
Isabell Smith, stylish, devoted mom who was a nylons model, has died at 92
William Goldman summed up the mystery of making a box office hit by declaring “Nobody knows anything.”
The pair officially called it quits in 2007 after 13 years of dating, but have remained friendly, often spending holidays together.
Roy Clark was “Hee Haw” host or co-host for its entire 24-year run, with Buck Owens his best known co-host.
The California-born MacGregor began as a dancer in New York before shifting to acting, studying under legendary teacher Sanford Meisner.
Zenon Mazurkevich-designed Chicago church “is this gigantic, shiny, imposing yet quirky spaceship-like object” in an unusual Northwest Side spot.
Stan Lee, the architect of the contemporary comic book, has died. He was 95.
“He was a smart, highly educated guy just overflowing with ideas.”
Triplett was the third African-American selected in the 1949 draft, but he was the first of those draftees to play in a regular-season game.
Bartender Frank Rotondo was “part therapist, part bartender, part friend,” says Rich Melman, founder of Lettuce Entertain You restaurants.
Fit and ever-stylish, Isabell Smith worked into her mid-50s as a hosiery fit model, providing dependable measurements to create petite-size nylons.
Longtime reporter Mike Parker, who retired from WBBM-TV in 2016, died at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. He was 75 and had congestive heart failure.
Phillip Jackson, a former Chicago Housing Authority boss who founded the Black Star Project, died Sunday. He was 68 and had cancer.
A friend told George Wilkins Jr.’s son: “I grew up without a father, but I learned how to be a father while watching your father.”
Some Chicago aldermen were in the Halloween spirit Wednesday.