Artist Who Created Paint-By-Numbers Pictures DiesRobbins came up with the idea for paint-by-numbers photos in the 1940s while working for the Palmer Paint Company in Detroit.
Guitarist, Surf Rock Pioneer Dick Dale Is Dead At 81His best-known song, 1962's "Miserlou" (sometimes spelled "Misirlou"), was an adaptation of an early-19th century Middle Eastern instrumental folk tune. In Dale's hands it became a furious rave-up that packed dance floors -- and has had a long life in pop culture.
Pritzker Prize, Irish-born Architect Kevin Roche DiesRoche also designed Chicago's Leo Burnett building that garnered the spotlight back in 2014 when Nik Wallenda makes his tightrope walk uphill at a 19-degree angle, from the Marina City west tower across the Chicago River to the top of the Leo Burnett Building.
Hall of Famer, Pioneering Manager Frank Robinson Dies At 83He advocated for more minorities throughout baseball and worked with former Commissioner Bud Selig to develop the Selig Rule, directing teams to interview at least one minority candidate before hiring a new manager.
Kristoff St. John's Last Soap Episode Airs WednesdayThe actor, who played the struggling alcoholic and ladies' man Neil Winters for 27 years, died Sunday at his home in Los Angeles. He was 52. The cause of death is under investigation by the medical examiner.
Tuskegee Airman John Lyle Dead At 98The members of the nation's first black fighter squadron won acclaim for their aerial prowess and bravery, despite a military that imposed segregation on its African American recruits while respecting the rights of German prisoners.
Legendary Jazz Singer Nancy Wilson Dead At 81Wilson's biggest hit came in 1964 with "(You Don't Know) How Glad I Am," which rose through the charts to the #11 spot on Billboard's Hot 100 singles and earned her a Grammy Award for best R&B recording. She would win two more Grammy Awards, in 2005 and 2007.
Southern Illinois Chancellor Remembered As A Passionate EducatorMontemagno died October 11 and was buried last week at Mound City National Cemetery.
SIU Carbondale Chancellor Carlo Montemagno Has Died"His loss will be deeply felt at SIU, in Southern Illinois and in the scientific and academic communities."
Blues Great Otis Rush Is DeadThe Blue Hall of Fame inductee won a Grammy for Best Traditional Blues Recording in 1999.
Visitation For Former Naperville Mayor George PradelHe represented Naperville from 1995 to 2015 and was the city's longest serving mayor.
Burt Reynolds: Five Of His Essential MoviesHe was a top box office draw in the late-'70s and early '80s and had several movies in the works at the time of his death.
Co-Stars, Friends Pay Tribute To 'Trailblazer' Burt Reynolds"Oh how sad I am today along with Burt's millions of fans around the world as we mourn one of our favorite leading men."
Aretha Franklin's Family Being 'Guided By God' To Honor HerThe result has been a week's worth of activities in Franklin's hometown of Detroit meant to pay homage to a woman who helped define the city.
McCain's 106-Year-Old Mother To Attend Services in DC, MarylandThe McCain matriarch was a frequent presence on the campaign trail when her son sought the presidency in 2008.