Leland “Sugar” Cain, one of the last surviving Chicago & North Western railroad dining-car employees from train travel’s heyday, has died at 92.
John Macsai, who designed Lincolnwood’s famed Purple Hotel as well as graceful Lake Shore Drive high-rises, has died at 91 at his Evanston home.
Melvyn “Deacon” Jones, a bluesman who was part of the 1960s Chicago rock and soul band Baby Huey and the Babysitters, has died at 73.
George Bannos, 65, who ran the Heaven on Seven restaurants with his brother Jimmy Bannos, died of a heart attack Tuesday at Lutheran General Hospital.
Haruo Nakajima, the actor who stomped in a rubber suit to portray the original 1954 Godzilla, has died at 88.
Roger Carlson, whose charming Evanston bookstore Bookman’s Alley was featured as a setting in the novel “The Time Traveler’s Wife,” has died at 89.
Renowned violinist, teacher Walter Levin is dead at 92. His dementia struggles were chronicled in the series “Evi & Walter: A love story in any key.”