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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Hundreds gathered at Holy Name Cathedral on Monday to say a final farewell to Pulitzer Prize-winning film critic Roger Ebert.
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.
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.
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.
The cost of the funeral and burial of six-month-old Jonylah Watkins, who was shot to death this week, will be donated.
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.
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.
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.
Roosevelt J. Yarber, 17, was arrested and charged after a witness allegedly told officers that Yarber had a handgun during a funeral service.
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.
Classmates of a 15-year-old Chicago girl who was shot to death last week have raised money to help pay for her funeral.