Martha Lavey, Major Steppenwolf Theatre Figure, Passes Away At 60Martha Lavey, who was Steppenwolf Theatre's artistic director for almost 20 years, has died.
Don Rickles, King Of Insult Comedy, Dies At 90Don Rickles, the big-mouthed, bald-headed "Mr. Warmth" whose verbal assaults endeared him to audiences and peers and made him the acknowledged grandmaster of insult comedy, died Thursday. He was 90.
'Gong Show' Creator Chuck Barris Dies At 87Chuck Barris, whose game show empire included "The Dating Game," "The Newlywed Game" and that infamous factory of cheese, "The Gong Show," has died. He was 87.
Carolyn Rush, Wife Of US Rep. Bobby Rush, Dies At Age 68Carolyn Rush, the wife of Chicago Democratic U.S. Rep. Bobby Rush, has died at age 68.
McCorvey, Who Was At Center Of Roe V. Wade, Dead At 69Norma McCorvey, whose legal challenge under the pseudonym "Jane Roe" led to the U.S. Supreme Court's landmark decision that legalized abortion but who later became an outspoken opponent of the procedure, died Saturday. She was 69.
Michel, GOP Leader Skilled At Deal-Making, Dies At Age 93Bob Michel, an affable Illinois congressman who served as leader of the Republican House minority for 14 years and was skilled at seeking compromise critical in getting many initiatives of two Republican presidents through Congress, died Friday. He was 93.
Mother Dies From Cigarette Abuse, Son Writes Angry ObituaryThe death of a Bensenville mother and grandmother has prompted an obituary of grief and anger.
Parents Use Daughter's Obituary To Help Others Struggling With AddictionAn Ohio resident used the darkest hours of her life as a vessel to help others who may be going down the same path.
Tom Carey, Strategist For Cook County Democrats, Dies At 62Tom Carey, a longtime political strategist for the Cook County Democratic Central Committee, has died. He was 62.
Ex-Chicago Top Cop, Who Ran Mobbed-Up Jewelry Theft Ring, DiesWilliam Hanhardt, a former high-ranking Chicago Police official who spent years in prison for running a mob-connected jewel-theft ring, has died at age 88.
Red Solo Cup Inventor Robert Hulseman Dies At Age 84Robert Hulseman, who in the 1970s invented the Red Solo Cup for family picnics only to see it embraced as the go-to beverage holder at college keg parties and football tailgates -- and even the inspiration for a country music party hit -- has died. He was 84.
Actress Debbie Reynolds Dies At Age 84Actress Debbie Reynolds, the star of the 1952 classic "Singin' in the Rain," has died. She was 84.

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