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In Memoriam: Nancy Hughes remembered for philanthropy in Lake Forest

by Alan P. Henry, Freelance Reporter News, Obituaries

Theirs was a love that would last a lifetime.

Nancy Ludwig, the popular, pretty blonde senior at Glenbrook North High School, loved music. So did classmate John Hughes, who would later create the iconic coming-of-age teen comedy films that...

In Memoriam: Lake Forest police officer had been high school prom king, football co-captain

by Alan P. Henry, Freelance Reporter News, Obituaries

As lifelong Lake Forest resident Richard Verbeke battled cancer last spring, one of his hopes was that he would be able to attend his 60th Lake Forest High School class reunion.

Dick, who was prom...

In Memoriam: Lake Forest resident was ballroom manager, volunteered in community

by Alan P. Henry, Freelance Reporter News, Obituaries

The 18th century English statesman Lord Chesterfield famously defined a man of many talents and facets as “a man of parts.” Byron C. Karzas, who died July 31 at age 93, was such a man.

Successful businessman and...