For many who left the South’s cotton fields and farms for factories in Chicago, Leola White’s home was the first stop on the way to a better life.
In the 1960s, Phil Chinn didn’t care that his work for fair housing in DuPage County made him “extremely unpopular,” Bernard Kleina said.
Inez Loredo — “central to the campaign to win Benito Juarez” Community Academy and a longtime community activist in Pilsen — has died at 95.
“Anne Marie was an excellent economist with a tremendous amount of integrity,” said Dan Sullivan, research director at the Chicago Fed.
Jeanne Uzdawinis said she started Cafe Selmarie because “I want to open a cafe in my neighborhood for my neighbors and my friends.”
“We are heartbroken to announce the untimely death of our friend, Ralphie May,” reads a post on his Facebook page.
Daughter who never knew WWII Marine from the North Side looking forward to being close to him for the first time — and wishes she knew more about him.
Skip Haynes, who wrote the Chicago anthem “Lake Shore Drive,” died of cancer Monday in California. He was 71.
“After meeting Hank, I wouldn’t let anyone else pierce me,” said House music legend Jamie Principle, who’s on the “Humanz” world tour with Gorillaz.
“If God gives you the years,” Adele Bernstein used to say, “You live.”
Chicago union leader Robert Vaughn has died at 82. The former meat-cutter rose to be president of Local 546 of the United Food and Commercial Workers.
Hefner died of natural causes at his home surrounded by family on Wednesday night, Playboy said in a statement.
He designed 27 churches. Two of his striking projects include St. Gall’s, 5511 S. Sawyer, and the Citibank building at 9009 Ogden Ave. in Brookfield.
“Cherif Bassiouni was one of the most consistent, courageous and knowledgeable people I have ever met,” said human rights activist Bianca Jagger.
Blaine founded SNAP in 1988, years after she was abused as an 8th grader by a Toledo, Ohio, priest who taught at the Catholic school she attended.