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His final farewell unfolded as if he had choreographed every song and step. With people in the pews belting out the Celtic hymn "Lord of the Dance," the Rev. Andrew Greeley was carried out of Christ the King Roman Catholic Church in Chicago's Beverly...
As the real estate market continues to improve, so do local housing options for retirees. Just ask Joe Schmieder. He moved in February to GreenFields of Geneva, a new retirement community in the western suburb. Schmieder had lived for 41 years in a house...
Seventy years have passed since four little girls in crisp white blouses and plaid skirts shared graham crackers, nap mats and giggles at St. Barnabas School in Chicago's Beverly community. It was 1942. Rosalie, Kathy and Mary Jane were in one...
Chicago is known for many things. But being the perfect place for stargazing isn't one of the Windy City's traits. If Audrey Fischer has her way, though, it will be. She wants to be able to look up into the sky — even in the Loop — and see...
With people living longer and the numbers of those hitting age 55 and over increasing every day, trend awareness and flexibility are key in the senior housing market. Those who run and manage retirement communities, and especially continuing care...
Since retiring from Trinity United Church of Christ in 2008, the Rev. Jeremiah Wright Jr., 70, has kept a relatively low profile. He has declined most interview requests, including one for this story. Wright has since moved from his historic home in...
WGN NewsDozens of Chicago area soldiers are back home, just in time for the holidays. More than 75 reservists from the 822nd Military Police Company returned from an 11-month tour in Afghanistan. They were welcomed back to the Army Reserve Center in Arlington...
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Hearing aids might help increase memory, reduce anxiety and increase social interaction among dementia patients, local health experts say. "Whether you have dementia or not, you need to hear," said Ronna Fisher, audiologist and founder and president of...
Chicago police shot and killed a man in the city's Beverly neighborhood who they said turned toward them with a weapon in his hand, officials said this morning. The shooting happened around 11 p.m. Monday near West 95th and South Wood Streets,...
Older people who face a challenging personal situation can find emotional comfort and practical advice at local support groups. Paul Slosar attends a support group for those caring for a relative with memory loss. The support group meets at Smith...
The sweet potato, sometimes mistakenly referred to as the yam, may have a lovely name but it is not an object that inspires immediate ardor. It is a homely, even ugly, food item, lacking the robust color of tomatoes or the sculpted beauty of broccoli....
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