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  • Friday Jul 31 | via The Orlando Sentinel 

    Former White Sox great Billy Pierce dies

    Billy Pierce, one the most dominant left-handed pitchers in White Sox history died Friday in Palos Heights at 88. Pierce, whose No. 19 the Sox retired in 1987, was on the Hall of Fame Golden Era Committee ballot last year but failed to get in.

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  • Friday Jul 31 | via The Orlando Sentinel 

    Former White Sox great Billy Pierce dies

    Pierce, whose No. 19 was retired by the Sox in 1987, was on the Hall of Fame Golden Era Committee ballot last year but failed to get in.

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  • Friday Jul 31 | via Northwest Herald 

    Kowalec, Elizabeth M.

    Elizabeth M. Kowalec Born: Jan. 2, 1967 Died: July 26, 2015 Elizabeth Mary Kowalec, born on January 2, 1967 in Chicago, has passed away on July 26, 2015, from a ruptured aneurysm in the main artery. Surviving are her four daughters, Francesca Kowalec, Crystal Wilkinson, Chantal Curd and Brandy Wilkinson; 4 grand daughters, and 2 grandsons; her mother, Joan Kowalec; and 4 sisters Linda Mcgeever, Christina Kowalec, Janice Kowalec and Danette Ware.

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  • Wednesday Jul 29 | via Watertown Daily Times 

    Arlene F. Rowe Parsons

    Arlene F. Rowe Parsons age 69 of Prospect St. Adams passed away Tuesday morning at 3:45 a.m. at her home under the care of her family and Hospice. Arlene was born August 22, 1945 in Watertown the daughter of George and Mary Alden Hasseler.

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  • Tuesday Jul 28 | via New York Daily News 

    Chicago mother found dead with 3 sons was strangled:...

    Friends and family members lay mementos at a makeshift memorial at the former home of Chicago woman Latoya Jackson and her three sons, two days after their bodies were discovered in the house earlier this month. Jackson's death was ruled a homicide Tuesday.

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  • Monday Jul 27 | via Milford Mirror 

    Obituary: Marcia Fink, nee Klein, 84, of Chicago, Il...

    Marcia Fink, nee Klein, age 84, of Chicago, Ill., formerly of Milford, Conn., beloved wife for 63 years of Dr. Howard Fink; loving mother of Andrea Fink and Susan Fink Caplan; adored Grammy of Aaron, Daniel and Jacob; cherished sister of the late Leonard Klein; dear sister-in-law of the late Leonard Fink; treasured aunt and friend to many. Graveside service: Tuesday, July 28, 2:30 p.m., at Memorial Park, 9900 Gross Point Road, Skokie.

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  • Sunday Jul 26 | via Patch.com 

    Descendants Recall Family-Owned Funeral Homes' Role ...

    Recalling the 100th anniversary of the capsizing of the Eastland in the Chicago River on July 24, 1915, that killed 844 people. Photos: 1) The Eastland excursion boat laying on her side in 20 feet of water in the Chicago River on July 24, 1915; 2) the Second Regiment Armory that was set up as a temporary morgue for the Eastland victims.

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  • Friday Jul 24 | via Chicago Tribune 

    Bob Abt of Abt Electronics, who 'raised bar' for eth...

    Bob Abt, CEO of Abt Electronics and known as a Chicago retail legend who guided the company through the rise and decline of national competitors such as Circuit City and Best Buy, has died at age 77. "Bob had a passion for electronics that is unsurpassed," Mike Fasulo, president of Sony Electronics, said in a statement. "He was inspiring in his vision to bring the best and most innovative retail experience our industry has ever seen and had an unrelenting commitment to his customers and partners."

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  • Friday Jul 24 | via Patch.com 

    Brookfield Funeral Home's History Entwined With East...

    Recalling the 100th anniversary of the capsizing of the Eastland in the Chicago River on July 24, 1915, that killed 844 people. Photos: 1) The Eastland excursion boat laying on her side in 20 feet of water in the Chicago River on July 24, 1915; 2) the Second Regiment Armory that was set up as a temporary morgue for the Eastland victims.

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  • Tuesday Jul 21 | via Chicago Tribune 

    Disaster on the Eastland: An illustrated narrative

    Western Electric employees gathered at the Chicago River on South Water Street - later renamed Wacker Drive - to board one of three steamships reserved to take them across Lake Michigan to the annual company picnic in Michigan City, Ind. Those boarding the SS Eastland soon would find themselves in an overturned ship fighting to stay alive in polluted river water.

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  • Monday Jul 20 | via Northwest Herald 

    Nordlof, William R.

    William R. Nordlof Born: Aug. 9, 1939; in Chicago, IL Died: July 16, 2015; in Rochester, MN William R. Nordlof, 75, of Huntley died Thursday, July 16, 2015, at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. He was born in Chicago on August 9, 1939, to Ragnar W. and Florence Nordlof.

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  • Sunday Jul 19 | via The News-Gazette 

    Tragedy in Chicago echoed in C-U 100 years ago

    Passengers are rescued as they stand atop the Eastland passenger ship after the vessel capsized in the Chicago River in downtown Chicago. The Eastland Disaster Historical Society is planning events this summer to mark the 100th anniversary of the disaster, in hope that the events educate Chicago-area residents about the more than 840 people who died when the ship sank in the Chicago River on July 24, 1915.

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  • Friday Jul 17 | via Chicago Tribune 

    Lawsuit against chef Homaro Cantu, who committed sui...

    A lawsuit filed against Homaro Cantu, the world-famous Chicago chef who committed suicide in April, was dismissed Friday after a settlement was reached, according to the plaintiff's attorney. Cantu, 38, was well-known for his fine-dining restaurant Moto in the West Loop.

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  • Friday Jul 17 | via The Indianapolis Star 

    Luther Thomas Garcia

    He attended Lake Forest Academy, graduated from Butler University and from Indiana University School of Law .

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  • Thursday Jul 16 | via Chicago Tribune 

    Rare Eastland disaster photos discovered in Tribune ...

    A man carries a person wrapped in blankets after the SS Eastland disaster July 24, 1915, in Chicago. Local stores, hotels and restaurants opened their doors to survivors, wrapping them in blankets and giving them food until they found a way home.

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  • Thursday Jul 16 | via Northwest Herald 

    Mitchell, Donna V.

    Donna V. Mitchell Born: Feb. 20, 1933; in Elkhart, IN Died: July 14, 2015; in McHenry, IL Donna V. Mitchell, age 82, of McHenry, passed away Tuesday, July 14, 2015, at her home, surrounded by her loving family. Born February 20, 1933 in Elkhart, Indiana, to Alexander and Veronica MacLean, Donna was raised with her twin brother and other siblings in Dover, Ohio and later Chicago.

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  • Wednesday Jul 15 | via My FOX Chicago 

    Family plans memorial festival year after teen's mur...

    The Washington Heights community will honor the memory of 17-year-old gunshot victim Marcel Pearson with a memorial and festival a year after he was gunned down near his South Side home, Homicide Watch Chicago is reporting. Pearson was fatally shot on July 8, 2014, while walking through Robichaux Park near his Washington Heights neighborhood home just two days before his college orientation at Western Illinois University.

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  • Wednesday Jul 15 | via Norwalk Citizen News 

    54 stingrays die at Chicago-area zoo when oxygen lev...

    Officials say all 54 stingrays in a popular exhibit at a suburban Chicago zoo died because the oxygen levels in their tank dropped too low. The Chicago Zoological Society released a statement Saturday saying the four southern stingrays and 50 cow-nose rays in the Brookfield Zoo exhibit were in a shallow pool that allows visitors to touch and feed the creatures.

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  • Wednesday Jul 15 | via The Star Press 

    Benjamin Mullins

    The son of Oscar and Goldie Mullins, he was born on August 31, 1934 in Antigo, Wisconsin.

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  • Jul 3, 2015 | via Oyster Bay Enterprise Pilot 

    Obituary: Barbara A. Cavagnuolo

    Barbara A. Cavagnuolo died on July 13, 2015, at age 47, of Oyster Bay. Beloved wife of Scott.

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