Fire Department Historian Passes Away At 84Retired Senior Fire Alarm Operator Kenneth Little helped produce four volumes of the history of Chicago firehouses. WBBM's Steve Miller reports.
'Lake Shore Drive' Song Writer Skip Haynes DeadSkip Haynes' business partner, Dana Walden, said there’s talk of spreading Haynes’ ashes on Lake Shore Drive.
Rock Star Tom Petty Dead At 66Petty, best known as the frontman for Tom Petty and the Hearbreakers, suffered cardiac arrest at his California home late Sunday night.
Hugh Hefner, Playboy Founder, Dead At 91The Chicago-born Hefner was credited -- or blamed -- with pushing the boundaries of adult entertainment with the magazine's launch in 1953.
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.

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