Posts Tagged: Chicago

Looking for extra money, Luther Rawlings ended up as a top lightweight title contender

CHICAGO – Luther Rawlings left his hometown of Memphis, Tenn., for Chicago when he was 14 years old without his mother’s permission and with no designs on becoming a professional boxer. “It was not preplanned,” Rawlings told The Ring magazine

Looking for extra money, Luther Rawlings ended up as a top lightweight title contender

CHICAGO – Luther Rawlings left his hometown of Memphis, Tenn., for Chicago when he was 14 years old without his mother’s permission and with no designs on becoming a professional boxer. “It was not preplanned,” Rawlings told The Ring magazine

Denied parole two dozen times, “Lipstick Killer” William Heirens dies after 65 years in prison

CHICAGO – For decades, Betty Finn and Jim Degnan had to relive the gruesome details of their sister’s murder.  Every year for 29 years, they attended parole hearings for William Heirens — Chicago’s notorious “Lipstick Killer” who confessed to three

Denied parole two dozen times, “Lipstick Killer” William Heirens dies after 65 years in prison

CHICAGO – For decades, Betty Finn and Jim Degnan had to relive the gruesome details of their sister’s murder.  Every year for 29 years, they attended parole hearings for William Heirens — Chicago’s notorious “Lipstick Killer” who confessed to three

Newsman Franklin McMahon’s sketchs of Emmett Till lynching trial were bold strokes for civil rights

CHICAGO – 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 daughter Chicago sculptor Margot McMahon. “He called himself an artist reporter and really

Newsman Franklin McMahon’s sketchs of Emmett Till lynching trial were bold strokes for civil rights

CHICAGO – 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 daughter Chicago sculptor Margot McMahon. “He called himself an artist reporter and really

Jazz saxophonist Red Holloway, 84, helped define Chicago bebop sound

MORRO BAY, Calif. – You could hear the sound of the South Side of Chicago in Red Holloway’s saxophone, his music gritty and tough and steeped in the blues. So even though he moved to Los Angeles in 1967 and

Jazz saxophonist Red Holloway, 84, helped define Chicago bebop sound

MORRO BAY, Calif. – You could hear the sound of the South Side of Chicago in Red Holloway’s saxophone, his music gritty and tough and steeped in the blues. So even though he moved to Los Angeles in 1967 and

Fluke encounter during Depression turned Steven Kordek, 100, into pinball design wizard

    (Without Steven Kordek’s work, I might not have pissed away hundreds of quarters in dozens of bars in college.) CHICAGO – If not for the need of some shelter from the rain, pinball might never have had its

Fluke encounter during Depression turned Steven Kordek, 100, into pinball design wizard

    (Without Steven Kordek’s work, I might not have pissed away hundreds of quarters in dozens of bars in college.) CHICAGO – If not for the need of some shelter from the rain, pinball might never have had its

Wrigley Field peanut vendor Jerry Manos, 70, spent off season traveling the US

 (This man knew how to live – low overhead, wide-open spaces.) CHICAGO – Jerry Manos was the envy of a lot of men, his sister-in-law Sheila Meyer said. As a peanut vendor outside Wrigley Field for nearly 30 years, Mr.

Wrigley Field peanut vendor Jerry Manos, 70, spent off season traveling the US

 (This man knew how to live – low overhead, wide-open spaces.) CHICAGO – Jerry Manos was the envy of a lot of men, his sister-in-law Sheila Meyer said. As a peanut vendor outside Wrigley Field for nearly 30 years, Mr.

Bucking conventional medical wisdom of the time, Kay McGee brought her Down syndrome daughter home

RIVER FOREST, Ill. – When her daughter Tricia was born with Down syndrome in 1960, Kathryn “Kay” McGee refused to accept the conventional wisdom back then that the best course was to put the child in an institution. “Medical advice

Bucking conventional medical wisdom of the time, Kay McGee brought her Down syndrome daughter home

RIVER FOREST, Ill. – When her daughter Tricia was born with Down syndrome in 1960, Kathryn “Kay” McGee refused to accept the conventional wisdom back then that the best course was to put the child in an institution. “Medical advice