Mattie Smith Colin, who as a Chicago Defender reporter waited with Mamie Till Mobley for the train carrying home the body of Emmett Till, has died.
Ferrer was the son of Academy Award-winning actor Jose Ferrer and singer-actress Rosemary Clooney, and a cousin of George Clooney.
William John Westenhaver, one of the foremost makers of all things tiki, has died at 91. His work can be seen at the Hala Kahiki in River Grove.
Brenda Barnes, the former CEO of Sara Lee, died Tuesday afternoon, family members said. She was 63.
Gene Cernan, commander of NASA’s Apollo 17 mission, set foot on the lunar surface in December 1972 during his third space flight.
Mike Haley was part of a rowdy crew of Cub fans who carried on the time-honored baseball tradition of heaping verbal abuse on rivals.