Debra Ward, dead at 62, of Chicago’s Biba boutique, sold “impeccable” clothing to Julia Roberts, Nia Long, Madonna, Robert DeNiro and Juanita Jordan.
Beloved Chicago native and actor Howard Witt, who died Wednesday, was “a legend,” said Goodman Theatre artistic director Robert Falls.
Tony Dinos, 77, who died Wednesday after battling lung cancer, was famed for the chili he served at his Ramova Grill in Bridgeport.
West played the superhero straight for kids and funny for adults. He died after a short battle with leukemia, his family said.
Candy Curran’s death notice said she teased her spouse on “all the ways she had learned to bring about his early demise, from watching crime shows.”
Vivacious Eileen Wolcoff not only “started The Redhead” piano bar,” said friend Alan Kaye, she was THE redhead.”
Fred A. Kummerow, a University of Illinois professor who spent decades pushing for a federal ban on artery-clogging artificial trans fats, has died.