Chicago teacher Marva Collins (CBS)

Chicago Education Pioneer Marva Collins, 78, Dies

Collins started West Side Preparatory school in Chicago’s Garfield Park neighborhood with her own money when she grew frustrated with the city’s school system.


B.B. King performs on stage during the 2013 Crossroads Guitar Festival at Madison Square Garden on April 12, 2013 in New York City.  (Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images)

The Thrill Is Gone: ‘King Of The Blues’ B.B. King Dead At Age 89

B.B. King might have put it best when he said, “As long as people have problems, the blues can never die.” The legend might be gone, but his music lives on.


Former Illinois Gov. Dan Walker (Supplied Photo)

Former Illinois Gov. Dan Walker Dead At 92

Former Illinois Gov. Dan Walker, who spent four tumultuous years in the governor’s office and nearly 18 painful months as an inmate in federal prison, died Wednesday. He was 92.


Cardinal Francis George in Rome (CBS)

Cardinal George Overcame Setbacks To Lead Hometown Archdiocese

Francis Cardinal George was a son of the city’s Northwest Side, schooled at St. Pascal’s in Portage Park. He had an unusually early vision of his destiny. CBS 2 Chief Correspondent Jay Levine looks back on George’s career.



Celebrated Author & Neuroscientist Colleen Mccullough Slammed in Sexist Obituary

By Liz Valliyil, CBS2  CHICAGO (CBS) — Brilliant, beloved, talented, and successful: these adjectives paint the picture of acclaimed neuroscientist and author Colleen McCullough, who was laid to rest this week in her native Australia. Most people will […]


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Former Cook County Judge Ronald Banks Dies At 76

Ronald J.P. Banks, the Cook County judge behind a landmark 1985 murder conviction of three chemical company supervisors in the death of a factory worker, died on New Year’s Day.


Roger Field (CBS)

Roger Field, Former CBS 2 Health And Science Editor, Dies

From the late 1970s until 1986, Field served as health and science editor for CBS 2, joining the celebrated team that included news anchors Bill Kurtis and Walter Jacobson, sports anchor Johnny Morris and movie critic Gene Siskel.


Lisa Radogno (Facebook)

Daughter Of Illinois Senate Republican Leader Dies

Lisa Radogno injured her arm and leg in a hit-and-run in Washington back in May. It’s believed that could be what triggered a blood clot that claimed her life Wednesday night.


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Eadie Levy, Matriarch Of Levy Restaurants Empire, Dies At 92

Diners couldn’t get enough of her noshes. And they loved the way she remembered their names, asked about their families and doled out advice.


Dennis Farina, a former Chicago police officer turned actor, has died. (Credit: Alberto Rodriguez/Getty Images)

Actor, Former Chicago Cop Dennis Farina Dies

Dennis Farina, a former Chicago police officer turned actor, has died, the Associated Press is reporting.


Rev. John Boyle (Photo courtesy Fourth Presbyterian Church)

Fourth Presbyterian Associate Pastor, WWII Veteran John Boyle Dies At 87

John Boyle found his path to God after walking into the hell of Dachau. He was a 19-year-old sergeant serving with the U.S. Army forces that liberated the infamous German concentration camp on April 29, 1945.


The Rev. Andrew Greeley

Father Andrew Greeley Dies At Age 85

Chicago priest and author Andrew Greeley has died.


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‘Hot Dog Man’ Harry Heftman Dies At 103

Chicago’s “Hot Dog Man” has died, just a couple of months shy of his 104th birthday.


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Longtime Tribune Reporter, Columnist Robert Wiedrich Dies

A highly respected former member of the Chicago journalism community has died.

CBS Chicago–04/16/2012