Jim Roetheli, who spent 35 Christmas seasons as a Santa on State Street in downtown Chicago for Macy’s and Marshall Field’s, has died at 69.
U.S. District Judge John W. Darrah died Thursday at the age of 78.
Hashian played on Boston’s first two hit records.
Elaine Hofer-Hermanson, dead at 82, wanted her ashes scattered in Lake Michigan — a fitting finale for a pioneering commodore with the Coast Guard.
Martin McGuinness, once the IRA’s most highly esteemed militant, used his formidable clout to bury the hatchet with his Protestant enemies.
The former IRA commander led the paramilitary movement toward reconciliation and went on to serve as Northern Ireland’s deputy first minister.
Artists Skip Williamson and Jay Lynch — two seminal figures in the underground comics movement, both with strong ties to Chicago — have died.