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  • 9 hrs ago | via Marietta Times 

    George W. Nicholas

    The services for George W. Nicholas were held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, May 23, 2015, at Holy Resurrection Orthodox Church, 1449 N. Quentin Road, Palatine, Ill., with the Very Rev. Alexander Kuchta officiating.


  • 11 hrs ago | via Northwest Herald 

    Stefanik, Virginia J.

    Virginia J. Stefanik Born: Jan. 12, 1925; in Chicago, IL Died: May 24, 2015; in Woodstock, IL Virginia J. Stefanik, age 90, of Woodstock, died Sunday, May 24, 2015, at Centegra-Woodstock Hospital. She was born January 12, 1925, in Chicago, to John and Mae VanDerHull.


  • 11 hrs ago | via Dayton Daily News 

    HASTING Jr., Roy A.

    News Death Notice HASTING, Jr., Roy A. Age 55, departed this life on Wednesday, May 20, 2015. He was born on June 16, 1959 to the late Lucille and Hasting Roy Sr. in Chicago, IL.


  • Monday | via 

    College of DuPage Football Coach Dies from Fall Off ...

    Caption: Kyle Kirchhoff, 24, of Hanover Park and a second-year football coach for College of DuPage, died from a fall of a catwalk at a Chicago concert venue. A 24-year-old northwest suburban man died after he fell from a catwalk at the Aragon Ballroom in Chicago's Uptown neighborhood, the Chicago Tribune reported.


  • Sunday May 24 | via Northwest Herald 

    Jones, David J.

    David J. Jones Born: April 19, 1938; in Harvard, IL Died: May 22, 2015; in Woodstock, IL David J. Jones, 77, of Harvard, passed away Friday, May 22, 2015, at Centegra Hospital-Woodstock surrounded by his loving family and friends. He was born April 19, 1938, in Harvard to David W. and Kathleen Jones.


  • Thursday May 21 | via Northwest Herald 

    Lapins, Thomas F.

    Thomas F. Lapins Born: Oct. 15, 1931; in Chicago, IL Died: May 17, 2015; in Belleville, IL Thomas F. Lapins, age 83, of Shiloh, Illinois, passed away on Sunday, May 17, 2015 at Memorial Hospital in Belleville, Illinois. Thomas was born on October 15, 1931 in Chicago.


  • Wednesday May 20 | via 

    Skokie Obituary: Gail S. Alter nee Jacobson, 72

    Gail S. Alter nee Jacobson, 72. Beloved wife and best friend for 49 years of Bernard S. Alter. Loving mother of Michael Alter and Jeffrey Alter.


  • Tuesday May 19 | via Daily Herald 

    Naperville's Don Wehrli remembered for strong opinio...

    Donald E. "Don" Wehrli was a man with strong opinions and stronger family values, a heart for improving his community and a firsthand knowledge of much of Naperville's history. A former city council member and founder of Naperville Trolley, Wehrli remained active in the city he loved until he died Sunday morning in his sleep after a battle with prostate cancer.


  • Saturday May 16 | via Chicago Tribune 

    Death of woman who fell at UIC reclassified as accident

    The death of a 21-year-old north suburban woman who died early May 8 after plunging from a University of Illinois at Chicago building has been reclassified as an accident after initially being ruled a suicide, officials said. The Cook County medical examiner's office had determined, following an examination May 9, that Yuliya Fedorova, of the 20500 block of Margaret Avenue in Lincolnshire, died of blunt force trauma of the head and neck from a jump from height, according to the Cook County medical examiner's office.


  • Thursday May 14 | via New York Daily News 

    B.B. King dead at 89: Legendary blues guitarist pass...

    Blues giant B.B. King, whose six-string genius shaped generations of guitar gods from around the globe, died at home Thursday in Las Vegas, his lawyer said. He was 89. The Mississippi Delta native, born Riley B. King, died peacefully in his sleep at 9:40 p.m., said attorney Brent Bryson.


  • Thursday May 14 | via Northwest Herald 

    Loesch, Josephine

    Josephine Loesch Born: March 19, 1917; in Chicago, IL Died: May 10, 2015; in Woodstock, IL Josephine Loesch, age 98, of McHenry, passed away on May 10, 2015, in Woodstock. She was born in Chicago on March 19, 1917, the daughter of Jacob and Mary Kantorski.


  • Wednesday May 13 | via The Chronicle-Telegram 

    William L. Gregory

    William L. Gregory, 81, formerly of LaGrange, passed away Wednesday, May 6, 2015, at his home in Summerfield, Florida. He was born September 27, 1933 in Cedarville, West Virginia.


  • Tuesday May 12 | via Chicago Tribune 

    Death of woman who fell at UIC ruled suicide

    A 21-year-old north suburban woman who died early Friday after plunging from a public stairwell connected to a University of Illinois at Chicago building has been identified, officials said. An examination Saturday determined Yuliya Fedorova, of the 20500 block of Margaret Avenue in Lincolnshire, died of blunt force trauma of the head and neck from a jump from height, according to the Cook County medical examiner's office. 1 comment

  • Tuesday May 12 | via Chicago Reader 

    Ethics is rewarded indirectly at the Lisagors

    Speaking personally, the Headline Club's Lisagor Awards dinner has become a big deal in recent years because I get to stand in front of the crowd with my friend Len Aronson, say a few words, and make a presentation. Applause rings in our ears.


  • Monday May 11 | via Chicago Sun-Times 

    Melvin a Rickya Maclin - labor activist who led sit-...

    Ricky Maclin and fellow union activist Armando Robles helped organize a 2008 sit-in at Republic Windows & Doors that drew the attention of the White House. He and the other union workers at Republic Windows & Doors became private eyes.


  • Monday May 11 | via 

    Barbara Saulnier of Summit dies at age 78.

    A memorial service for former township resident Barbara Saulnier will be held Saturday, May 16, at 11 a.m. at Christ Church, 66 Highland Ave. Born in Chicago, Ill., Mrs. Saulnier graduated from Abraham Clark High School in Roselle in 1954. She attended Smith College in Northampton, Mass., graduating in 1958 with a degree in English literature and a minor in history and art history.


  • Friday May 8 | via Chicago Sun-Times 

    Top Chicago journalism awards given for Koschman sto...

    Chris Fusco, Carol Marin, and Tim Novak, pictured here in February, won a watchdog award Friday for their coverage of the David Koschman case A series of stories by three Chicago Sun-Times reporters that led to the conviction of a nephew of former Mayor Richard M. Daley in a decade-old killing took a top prize Friday from the Chicago Headline Club's awards recognizing the best in journalism in the city and suburbs in 2014. Reporters Tim Novak, Chris Fusco and Carol Marin were presented with the organization's Watchdog Award for Excellence in Public Interest Reporting.


  • Thursday May 7 | via Bureau County Republican 

    Ruth Solberg

    Ruth Maxine Swanson Solberg of Centralia, Wash., was welcomed into the Kingdom of Heaven on Sunday, May 3, 2015, into the arms of her Lord & Savior Jesus Christ. She was born Sept.


  • Tuesday May 5 | via The Janesville Gazette 

    Mark Allen Severance, Janesville, WI

    Mark Allen Severance, 52, of Janesville, died on Friday, May 1, 2015, at Mercy Hospital and Trauma Center from injuries he sustained in a motorcycle accident. Even after this tragic event, Mark will continue to live on through his gift of organ donation.


  • Tuesday May 5 | via Free Press 

    Scott Bavone

    Born Aug. 13, 1967 in Oak Park, Scott was a son of Dominick and Sandra Robinson-Bavone. He was raised and educated in Bolingbrook, and was a car salesman with Tyson Motors, prior to gaining employment with Ron Tirapelli Ford in Shorewood.