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‘Ferris Bueller’ accordion Berwyn polka queen Vlasta Krsek played in Chicago parade scene sold at auction

The custom-made Baldoni accordion sold at an auction of Hollywood memorabilia that saw the top price — $437,500 — go for Sylvester Stallone’s handwritten ideas for ‘Rocky.’

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Chicago jazz trumpeter Burgess Gardner, who played with greats, taught music, dead at 85

Jazz was more than an outlet for his artistry and a source of income for him. It was a wellspring of Black pride. He also taught music in Chicago’s public schools.

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Ted Erikson, one of Chicago’s great distance swimmers, first to cross Lake Michigan, dead at 93

He once swam about 28 miles from the Farallon Islands — a haven for great white sharks — to San Francisco’s Golden Gate Bridge with a boat captain ready ‘to shoot at the sharks that were getting close to him,’ his daughter said.

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Accordion of ‘Polka Queen’ Vlasta Krsek featured in ‘Ferris Bueller’s Day Off’ to be auctioned

It’s part of an auction of Hollywood memorabilia that also includes John Travolta’s ‘Vincent Vega’ suit from ‘Pulp Fiction’ and Gal Gadot’s ‘Wonder Woman’ lasso.

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Dolores Roe Thompson, longtime Streeterville resident, dead at 88

Mrs. Thompson enjoyed visiting Los Angeles. In the mid-’70s, "We were having lunch at the Polo Lounge at the Beverly Hills Hotel and were waiting for the car to come around. Charlton Heston was standing there waiting," her son said. "She turned to him and said, ‘Oh, Moses!’ It was very entertaining."

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Rev. William G. ‘Bill’ Kenneally, popular longtime St. Gertrude’s Parish pastor, dead at 85

He pushed Catholic church officials for change, worked for social justice and was known for welcoming all to his North Side church.

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Jerry L. Martin, one of Illinois’ last pen-and-paper court stenographers, dead at 82

‘It’s amazing what he could do with a pen and a pad of paper, the same as we have now with tape recorders, computers,’ Judge Shelley Sutker-Dermer said.

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Melvin Potash, who worked nearly 70 years at his family’s Potash grocery stores, dead at 92

The longtime Lincolnwood resident was one of three brothers who founded the 71-year-old chain of Potash grocery stores, for which he worked from 1950 to 2017.

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Carmen L. Collins, a model who reinvented herself as a real estate broker, dead at 69

She appeared in ads for Fashion Fair cosmetics, Jewel Food Stores, Greyhound buses and Illinois Bell, in Mademoiselle and Ebony and on ‘The Oprah Winfrey Show.’

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Albert Chow, chess master who dropped out of Lane Tech to play and teach professionally, dead at 57

By the late 1980s, he was one of the best players in the Midwest, ‘He decided what he wanted to do at 15, and he did it for the rest of his life,’ said Bill Brock, a founding member of the Chicago Chess Center.