Commissioner Joan Murphy Dies At 79, Fought Cancer Since 2012A Cook County commissioner for the 6th District since 2002, Murphy began her political career as the elected clerk of Crestwood in 1965, at a time when “there weren’t many women in any political office,” her son said.
2-Year-Old Girl Dies After Being Hit By Vehicle In Palos HillsAbout 2:15 p.m., Massa Qarajeh ran across 104th Avenue near Calumet Sag Road and was hit by the Jeep, which was southbound on 104th, according to the Cook County sheriff’s and medical examiner’s offices.
Girl, 7, Dies At Suburban Cheer CampKatherine Babich, of Park Ridge, fell ill Monday morning, and was taken to Advocate Lutheran General Hospital in Park Ridge, where she was pronounced dead early Monday afternoon, according to Maine Township High School Distrct 207 and the Cook County Medical Examiner’s office.
Day After Selling City’s Old Main Post Office, Bill Davies DiesDavies, 82, had been ill for several weeks before the sale of the long-closed building that straddles Congress Parkway in the West Loop, according to Vicky Flores, who ran the Chicago office of Davies’ International Property Developers.
Man Dies On Flight From Chicago To MexicoAeroméxico flight 683 took off from O'Hare International Airport around 12:30 a.m., and made an emergency landing in Houston about two hours later, after an elderly passenger became unresponsive in his seat.
Lawyer Seeking Video Of Death In Police Custody Accuses Mayor Of 'Empty Promise'Two weeks after Mayor Rahm Emanuel embraced a new policy calling for the release of audio and video of police-involved shootings and other serious incidents within 60 days, an attorney is slamming City Hall for withholding video connected to a man’s death in police custody last summer in Brighton Park.
Matteson Firefighter Dies While Responding To Medical EmergencyThe 49-year-old first-responder rushed to the scene of a Matteson retail store, where a shopper required CPR, Fire Chief Chris Schwalbe said in a prepared statement Friday evening.
Man Convicted Of Sexual Assault Dies In CustodyRenard Winfield, 44, was convicted in July 1998 of six counts of aggravated criminal sexual assault in Cook County and had been held at the Pontiac Correctional Center, about 100 miles southwest of Chicago, according to the Illinois Department of Corrections.
Death Aboard Metra Train Was 'Narcotics-Related,' Aurora Police SayAdam Castilla, 25, of Plainfield was found dead in a bathroom aboard a Metra/Burlington Northern passenger train at the Aurora Transportation Center around 2 p.m. Thursday.
Some Facts About Death In The United States Your eventual demise is a certainty, so you might as well have the facts of death.
Coroner: Cause Of Toddler's 2009 Death Now 'Undetermined'Originally, pathologists said “fatal acute” bleeding had caused the death of Benjamin Kingan, who died in January 2009. Melissa Calusinski is serving a 31-year prison sentence in the boy's death.
Opinion: No, The Year-To-Year Rise In Law Enforcement Officer Deaths Isn't Because People Hate CopsWho knows, maybe there is a grand conspiracy to murder police officers. But you know what? The numbers provided by the FBI don’t come close to proving that. If you say otherwise, you are a liar.

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