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Times Staff WriterTwo South Africans, desperate to escape the impoverished futility of their lives, break into the home of an aging academic who walks in on them as they're ransacking the place for money. A pair of wealthy scions with off-the-charts IQs and a perverse...
Paul Harvey, who was long considered the most-listened-to radio broadcaster in the world and whose distinctive delivery and daily mix of news, commentary and human interest stories informed and entertained a national radio audience for nearly 60 years,...
Tribune staff reporterBobby Franks, 14, was heading home for supper in the South Side neighborhood of Kenwood. But only a block and a half away from his dinner table, little Bobby simply disappeared. The boy had vanished into a car rented under a phony name by two...
Tags: Juvenile Delinquency, Death, Social Issues, Illinois, Prisons
Wish you could get a little more gardening know-how under your belt, but feel reluctant to part with your hard-earned cash to do so? Save your budget for spring planting. We went looking around the Chicago area and found that there's a lot of garden...
Chicago Tribune reporterJoseph Williams, chairman of The Granite Cos. Inc., would be doing a lot if he completes his plan to build 3,000 units of housing plus 300,000 square feet of retail space and offices and 200,000 square feet of arts, educational and recreational facilities...
Leopold and Loeb. Indelibly linked, the names are an alliterative invocation of a brutal crime at once random and calculated: on May 21, 1924, Nathan Leopold and Richard Loeb, two University of Chicago graduate students and scions of wealthy, prominent...
Chicago Tribune NewspapersIt all sounds so familiar: a foreign war, an unpopular president, high-minded vows to spread democracy abroad and a dubious law to restrict liberties at home. Add to that scenario vast inequalities in wealth, high Immigration rates, scant regard for...
Sun reporterJohn Allen Muhammad was convicted yesterday of murder in the 2002 sniper rampage that killed six people in Montgomery County, ending a trial in which his claim of being framed was eclipsed by his protege's riveting portrayal of Muhammad as the creator...
Special to the TribuneIn the early 1980s, Dick Cunningham and his fellow lawyers at the State Appellate Defender's Office had a tradition called Thursday Night Drinking. They would leave their offices in the New World Building -- a place with cheap rents, mice and the...
Tags: Death, Illinois, Bars and Clubs, Dining and Drinking, Punishment
Special to the TribuneDick Cunningham loved music. He memorized lyrics and knew who played what instrument on which album. He loved show tunes, Sinatra, Elvis Costello. His favorite was Bob Dylan. On record or in concert, he'd say, it always seemed like Dylan was singing...
Los Angeles TimesDAYTON, Tenn. - In the same tense, humid courtroom where Clarence Darrow and William Jennings Bryan battled over the teaching of evolution 79 years ago, eight county commissioners quickly rescinded yesterday an anti-gay motion that had drawn national...
Special to the TribuneIn the spring of 1991, Dick Cunningham went before one set of examiners while his son Jesse went before another. Jesse, a high school senior, entered an academic competition in which he fielded questions about math, science and the arts. Dick, a...
Tags: Decathlon, Death, Cook County, Illinois, Illinois Supreme Court
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