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303 W. Eugene

In 1886 a little-known architect was hired by an undertaker’s family to design a Queen Anne-style residence at 303 W. Eugenie. Adam Boos, according to the Real Estate and Building Journal of May 15 that year, would be constructing the three-story building out of brick and stone. The work was commissioned for the family of […]

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Islam Against Ignorance

Amir Ali can’t wait for the world to rediscover its Islamic roots. He calls Abraham a great man for preparing the world for the prophet Muhammad. But around the 13th century, Ali says, someone brought hypocrisy into the mix and the prophet’s message got corrupted. Islam has had an image problem ever since. “We’re supposed […]

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Oh Ricky, You’re so Fine

The T-shirt in Denise Mroczek’s closet with the big footprint on it was trod upon July 4, 1999, possibly by Rick Springfield. Mroczek had tossed it onstage at Ribfest in Naperville, where it was 95 degrees and Springfield was singing amid a steady shower of clothing and flowers from his screaming fans. Mroczek, who was […]