Sam Shepard, Pulitzer-Winning Playwright, Is Dead At 73Sam Shepard, the Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright, Oscar-nominated actor and celebrated author whose plays chronicled the explosive fault lines of family and masculinity in the American West, has died. He was 73.
Actor John Heard, Of 'Home Alone' Movies, Dies At 72Actor John Heard, whose many roles included the father in the "Home Alone" series and a corrupt detective in "The Sopranos," has died.
Cook County Commissioner Robert Steele DiesSteele, a lifelong Chicagoan from North Lawndale, had Type-2 diabetes
Adam West, Who Played 1960s-Era Batman, Dies At 88Adam West, whose straight-faced portrayal of Batman in a 1960s TV series lifted the tight-clad Caped Crusader into the national consciousness, has died at age 88, his family said Saturday on a verified Facebook page.
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.

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