Red Foley
Clyde Julian Foley (June 17, 1910 – September 19, 1968), known professionally as Red Foley, was an American singer, musician, and radio and TV personality who made a major contribution to the g...
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Frank H. Schwarz
Frank Henry Schwarz (1894–1951) was an American painter and muralist.Schwarz was born in New York City in 1894. Later Schwarz's family lived in Chicago, Illinois. When Schwarz's mother died, his fath...
John Crerar (industrialist)
John Chippewa Crerar (8 March 1827 – 19 October 1889) was a wealthy American industrialist and businessman from Chicago whose investments were primarily in the railroad industry. Although he had a suc...
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Nat King Cole
Nathaniel Adams Coles (March 17, 1919 – February 15, 1965), known professionally as Nat King Cole, was an American singer who first came to prominence as a leading jazz pianist. He was widely noted fo...
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Ron Huberman
Ron Huberman is an American private equity manager and entrepreneur. He moved to the private sector following almost two decades in public service for the city of Chicago. He is the former chief execu...
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Eddie Gaedel
Edward Carl Gaedel (June 8, 1925 – June 18, 1961) was an American with dwarfism who became famous for participating in a Major League Baseball game.Gaedel (some sources say the family name may actuall...
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Richard Klein (paleoanthropologist)
Richard G. Klein (born April 11, 1941) is a Professor of Biology and Anthropology at Stanford University. He is the Anne T. and Robert M. Bass Professor in the School of Humanities and Sciences. He ea...
Svengoolie
Svengoolie is a hosted horror movie show. The show's title is taken from the name of the character host. The show is a long-running local program in the Chicago area and in recent years expanded natio...
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Fritz Leiber
Fritz Reuter Leiber, Jr. (December 24, 1910 – September 5, 1992) was an American writer of fantasy, horror, and science fiction. He was also a poet, actor in theater and films, playwright and che...
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The Everly Brothers
The Everly Brothers were American country-influenced rock and roll singers, known for steel-string guitar and close harmony singing. Isaac Donald "Don" Everly (born February 1, 1937) and Phillip "Phil...
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Bruce DuMont
Bruce DuMont (born June 18, 1944, New London, Connecticut) is an American political analyst and broadcaster based in Chicago, Illinois. He is the host of Beyond the Beltway, a talk radio show that ai...
Helen Rose
Helen Rose (February 2, 1904 – November 9, 1985) was an American costume designer and clothing designer who spent the bulk of her career with Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.
Helen Rose was born on February 2...
Matthew Laflin
Matthew Laflin (December 16, 1803 - May 21, 1897) was an American manufacturer of gunpowder, businessman, philanthropist, and an early pioneer of Chicago, Illinois.
He was born on December 16, 180...
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Sam Zell
Samuel "Sam" Zell (born September 27, 1941) is an American business magnate. He is chairman of Equity Group Investments (EGI), the private investment firm he founded in the 1960s. The majority of his ...
Tony Rezko
Antoin "Tony" Rezko (born 1955) is an American businessman. He was a fundraiser for Illinois Democratic and Republican politicians. After becoming a major contributor to Rod Blagojevich's successful ...
Michael Madigan
Michael J. Madigan (born April 19, 1942) is the Speaker of the Illinois House of Representatives and Chairman of the Democratic Party of Illinois. He is the longest-serving Speaker in state history, h...
Sam Cooke
Samuel "Sam" Cooke (January 22, 1931 – December 11, 1964) was an American recording artist and singer-songwriter, generally considered among the greatest of all time. Influential as both a singer...
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Barack Obama
Barack Hussein Obama II (/bəˈrɑːk huːˈseɪn ɵˈbɑːmə/, born August 4, 1961) is the 44th and current President of the United States, and the first African American to hold the office. Born in Honolulu, H...
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Curtis Mayfield
Curtis Lee Mayfield (June 3, 1942 – December 26, 1999) was an American soul, R&B, and funk singer-songwriter, guitarist, and record producer, who was one of the most influential musicians behind s...