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Former Mayor Jane Byrne's casket is carried into St. Vincent de Paul Parish for her funeral. The city's first and only female mayor, Byrne died on Nov. 14, 2014, at the age of 81. (Credit: CBS)

Final Farewell To A Feisty Barrier Breaker, Mayor Jane Byrne

Chicago was paying a last tribute Monday to its first and only female mayor, as funeral services were held for Jane Byrne at the church where her mother attended grammar school, and her grandparents were early members.

11/17/2014

Portrait of Jane Byrne. (Credit: Chicago History Museum)

Funeral Set For Late Mayor Jane Byrne

Jane Byrne died Friday at the age of 81. She was the city’s first and only female mayor, but her funeral won’t only be about her political achievements. It’s also about her life as a mother, grandmother, and aunt.

11/17/2014

Funeral procession for Shamiya Adams. (Credit: Chris Martinez)

Mourners Say Goodbye To 11-Year-Old Girl Killed At Sleepover

Hundreds attended funeral services at Living Word Christian Center for 11-year old Shamiya Adams, who was shot and killed during a sleepover with a friend in Garfield Park.

07/26/2014

Jeff Westerfield. (Family photo)

Funeral Held For Slain Gary Police Officer Jeffrey Westerfield

Visitation services were held Sunday for Gary Police Officer Jeffrey Westerfield at the Genesis Convention Center. His funeral was scheduled for Monday morning at the convention center, followed by a procession to his burial service in Shererville.

07/14/2014

100-year-old Louis Reinhart poses with his family on the field before the game between the Chicago Cubs and the Miami Marlins. (Photo by David Banks/Getty Images)

100-Year-Old Cubs Fan Dies Three Weeks After Delivering Game Ball

100-year-old Louis Reinhart was supposed to be part of the Wrigley Field centennial celebration on Opening Day, but Chicago traffic tied up his family, and they got to the stadium too late to deliver the game ball as planned.

07/02/2014

U.S. Army Pfc. Aaron Toppen (Family Photo)

Mokena Soldier Laid To Rest

Friends and family of a fallen soldier from Mokena were preparing to say their final goodbyes on Tuesday, when 19-year-old Army Pfc. Aaron Toppen will be laid to rest after he was killed in a friendly fire incident in Afghanistan.

06/24/2014

Jason Werner and Jacquelyn Buchholz (Credit: Cook County Sheriff)

Couple Sentenced To Prison For Burglarizing Families At Funerals

Jacquelyn Bucholz avidly read on-line obituaries to find out who had died in and around the small McHenry County town where she lived with her husband, Jason Werner.

06/08/2013

Chicago Ridge police officers carry the casket of baby "Jeremiah Michael" into Our Lady of the Ridge Catholic Church for a funeral service. Jeremiah's body was found abandoned in a cooler found on a conveyor belt at a recycling plant on May 1, 2013. (Credit: Mike Krauser/WBBM)

Funeral Held For Abandoned Baby Found In Cooler

Chicago Ridge police officers carried the tiny casket holding the body of “Jeremiah Michael” was carried in a slow procession into Our Lady of the Ridge Catholic Church.

05/16/2013

Anne Smedinghoff. (Credit: Facebook)

Slain Diplomat From River Forest Honored At Funeral

Hundreds of mourners were packing into a church in west suburban River Forest on Wednesday, to pay their final respects to a young woman killed while working as a diplomat in Afghanistan.

CBS Chicago–04/17/2013

Roger Ebert Funeral Services

Roger Ebert ‘Had A Heart Big Enough To Accept And Love All’

Hundreds gathered at Holy Name Cathedral on Monday to say a final farewell to Pulitzer Prize-winning film critic Roger Ebert.

CBS Chicago–04/08/2013

Film Critic Roger Ebert receives a special award of recognition at the American Society of Cinematographers 17th Annual Outstanding Achievement Awards at the Century Plaza Hotel on February 16, 2003 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

Ebert Funeral Set For Monday At Holy Name

The funeral for legendary Chicago Sun-Times film Critic Roger Ebert will be held at 10 a.m. on Monday at Holy Name Cathedral, according to a press release from a publicist for Ebert’s family.

04/06/2013

Illinois State Police Trooper James Sauter (Credit: ISP)

Trooper James Sauter Remembered For Smile ‘The Size Of Mt. Rushmore’

Hundreds of police officers packed into a Palos Heights church on Tuesday for the funeral of Trooper James Sauter, who was killed last week when a semi-trailer truck slammed into his patrol car.

CBS Chicago–04/02/2013

Pallbearers carry Jonylah Watkins' casket into New Beginnings Church in Woodlawn, a week after she was killed when she was shot as she sat on her father's lap in a minivan. (Credit: CBS)

Hundreds Gather For Slain Baby’s Funeral

Loved ones of the 6-month-old girl who was shot and killed as she was in her father’s lap inside a minivan in the Woodlawn neighborhood were gathering at a local church Tuesday morning for her funeral.

03/19/2013

Jonylah Watkins was shot and killed while with her father in a parked minivan on the South Side. Police believe the shooter was targeting her father. (Facebook)

Funeral Costs For Slain Baby To Be Donated

The cost of the funeral and burial of six-month-old Jonylah Watkins, who was shot to death this week, will be donated.

03/14/2013

Crowds file past the open casket of Hadiya Pendleton Friday. (CBS)

Man Arrested After Causing Disturbance Outside Pendleton’s Funeral

A 43-year-old man was arrested Saturday morning after causing a disturbance outside the church where funeral services for 15-year Hadiya Pendleton were to later be held.

02/09/2013

Hadiya Pendleton (Supplied to CBS)

Michelle Obama To Attend Hadiya Pendleton’s Funeral

Michelle Obama is planning to attend the funeral of a teenager who was shot and killed about a week after she had performed at the president’s inauguration.

CBS Chicago–02/07/2013

A Chicago Police cruiser drives past a West Side funeral home during the funeral for a woman killed in a gang-related shooting, as part of the city's crackdown on violence at funerals attended by gang members. (Credit: CBS)

Cops Keep Close Eye On Funeral For Victim Of Gang Shooting

Chicago’s crackdown on violence at gang funerals took a different turn Thursday, as police took pre-emptive action to remove a potential gang target from a funeral site.

CBS 2–12/13/2012

Roosevelt J. Yarber was arrested and charged with class 4 felony UUW – Weapon Possess / Carry / Conceal Weapon. (Credit: Chicago Police)

$25K Bond For Teen Caught With Handgun At Gang Funeral

Roosevelt J. Yarber, 17, was arrested and charged after a witness allegedly told officers that Yarber had a handgun during a funeral service.

12/08/2012

The funeral program for Porshe Foster, 15, who was killed by gang gunfire. (CBS)

Friends, Family Say Goodbye To Innocent Teen Killed By Gang Gunfire

Porshe Foster, 15, was a sophomore in high school, a straight-A student, an aspiring architect, and an athlete. CBS 2′s Brad Edwards reports.

12/06/2012

Porshe Foster (Credit: Family photo)

Classmates Raise Money For Funeral For Girl Shot On South Side

Classmates of a 15-year-old Chicago girl who was shot to death last week have raised money to help pay for her funeral.

12/05/2012

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