(File photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

Lockport Construction Worker Dies After Chicago Accident

A concrete wall at a construction site fell on top of 46-year-old David Varga Friday.


Thornwood High School in South Holland, Ill. (CBS)

Security Guard Dies After Collapsing During High School Brawl

A 54-year-old security guard at Thornwood High School died Thursday after attempting to help break up a fight between two students.


Chicago Firefighter Walter Patmon Jr. (Credit: Chicago Fire Department)

Chicago Firefighter Suffers Fatal Heart Attack

A Chicago firefighter suffered a heart attack and died late Sunday after he returned to quarters after helping to put out a small fire in the South Side Beverly neighborhood.



NW Side Boy, 11, Dies After Being Struck While Riding Bike

An 11-year-old boy died Monday, five days after he was hit by a car while riding his bicycle a block away from his Northwest Side home.


Philip Corboy

Famed Chicago Attorney Philip Corboy Dies

Famed Chicago attorney Philip Corboy has died at the age of 87.

CBS Chicago–06/12/2012

Ray Bradbury

Author, Waukegan Native Ray Bradbury Dies

Author and Waukegan native Ray Bradbury has died at the age of 91.

CBS Chicago–06/06/2012

Photo Of Stun Gun (AP Photo)

‘Combative’ Suspect Dies In Custody After Police Used Taser

Investigators in Aurora are awaiting autopsy results on a suspect who died after being tasered by police last night.


Nello Ferrara

Ferrara Pan Candy Chairman, Nello Ferrara, Dead At Age Of 93

An icon in the candy industry will be laid to rest today–after a funeral Mass at Holy Family Church on Chicago’s Near West Side


Jay Miller

Jay Miller, Longtime Head Of Illinois ACLU, Dies At 83

Jay Miller, who served more than 40 years in the leadership of the American Civil Liberties Union of Illinois, has died at the age of 83.

CBS Chicago–01/05/2012

Former Harwood Heights Mayor Norbert Pabich (Photo courtesy Harwood Heights website)

Former Harwood Heights Mayor Norbert Pabich Dies In Fall

A former Harwood Heights mayor died early Sunday from head injuries suffered after a fall down the basement stairs in his home.


Lincoln Park Zoo announced Monday the birth of a western lowland gorilla. The newborn arrived on Nov. 16.  (Credit: Lincoln Park Zoo)

Update: Baby Gorilla That Died Had Head Injury, Zoo Says

Early results show a nine-day-old baby gorilla at Lincoln Park Zoo died overnight from head trauma.


A beaming Maggie Daley appeared vibrant during one of her last public appearances as Chicago's first lady. (CBS)

Maggie Daley, Wife Of Former Mayor, Dies

Maggie Daley, the wife of former Chicago Mayor Richard M. Daley and a gracious promoter of the city’s cultural and educational programs, has died. She was 68.

CBS Chicago–11/24/2011


Woman, 83, Dies Nearly A Week After Being Hit By Car

An 83-year-old South Side woman died Thursday, nearly a week after she was struck by a vehicle while crossing the street near her home.



UIC Student Found Dead In Dorm Room

A student from the University of Illinois Chicago has died, after he was found unresponsive in his dorm room on campus.



Runner Dies During Corporate Challenge Run

A northwest suburban man died Thursday after he collapsed during an organized running event in downtown’s Grant Park.

CBS Chicago–05/27/2011

Chicago Reader

Reader, Time Out Writer Cliff Doerksen Remembered

The arts and alternative media communities are remembering Chicago Reader and Time Out Chicago writer Cliff Doerksen, who died last week at the age of 47.

CBS Chicago–12/24/2010

O'Hare Airport (Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Man Found Unresponsive On Plane, Dies At O’Hare

A California man found unresponsive on a Turkish Airlines flight died shortly after arriving at O’Hare International Airport.


Wrigley Field Marquee

Cubs Legend Ron Santo Dies

Legendary Cubs third baseman and broadcaster Ron Santo has died. He was 70.

CBS Chicago–12/03/2010

Sauganash Home Invasion

Jeweler Dies Nearly A Week After Sauganash Home Invasion

A 57-year-old jewelry supply business owner has died nearly a week after being bound with tape and savagely beaten in a Northwest Side home invasion.


Bicycle (Photo by Phil Walter/Getty Images)

Bicyclist Dies After Being Hit By Semi

Witnesses told police a bicyclist weaved directly in front of the semi that struck him.