Auction offers personal memorabilia of Cubs broadcaster Jack Brickhouse

Pat Brickhouse reached out to Tom Krupp, a co-owner of Coy-Krupp Conducted Sales, which carries out many estate sales.

“I appreciated Jack’s contributions to journalism and to sports,” Krupp said. “He had saved so many things that were mementos of his past. Things that were significant to the history of the Cubs, White Sox and Bears.”

An Armour Mansion in Lake Forest

This classically styled 12-room mansion on a bluff in Lake Forest that overlooks Lake Michigan has its fine points, and I’ll get to them. But first, a nod to its former resident, the formidable Sarah Wood Armour, who was a key supporter of the Lyric Opera of Chicago for over five decades and the daughter of Robert Wood, who helped build both the Panama Canal and Sears, Roebuck & Co. Mrs. Armour bought the house in 1980 with her husband, the philanthropist and businessman Andrew W. Armour III of the meatpacking family…

Harold “Harry” Hartshorne Jr., appropriately located on Hartshorne Road.

Ron Dorsey of Grayslake, Ill., had been in line at 5:15 a.m. to get number 20 (the doors didn’t open until 7:30 a.m.).

Dorsey and a friend, Joyce Thomas of South Holland, Ill., said they didn’t know Hartshorne, but they do know Chris Coy, one of persons running the estate sale.

“We come to all of Chris’s sales,’ said Thomas.

99-year-old Mabel Brown was a pillar of our community

Tom Krupp is the president of Coy-Krupp Conducted Sales, the company coordinating the estate sale.

“Every cupboard was full — every nook and cranny. Every closet,” Krupp said.

“She was a very private person,” Krupp said. “People got one image of her. I think this opens up a whole other world to what kind of person she really was.”