As the nephew of a high-ranking CPD official growing up in a neighborhood of cops, John Rivera was naturally drawn to a police career, friends said.
John Bucci, famed for Trevi Fountain replicas, fiberglass cars, has died at 84
Helen Miller, union activist who fought for living wage, dies at 82
Floyd Saunders, dead at 92, Wrigleyville bartender poured shots for stars, fans
Marshall Brodien, 'TV Magic' pitchman, Wizzo the Wizard on 'Bozo,' dead at 84
John Bucci won renown for his traveling replicas of Italy’s famed Trevi Fountain, realistic enough that people threw coins in them.
“Before organizing with the union, I was like a little mouse in the corner saying ‘peep, peep’ but now I’m a roaring lion,” Mrs. Miller once said.
“I play like a lumberjack cutting down a tree,” the musician told the Sun-Times in 1993.
Floyd Saunders was a trusted source of drinks and advice at the Wrigleyville Tap, where musicians were frequent customers.
He wrote the 1972 law prohibiting gender discrimination in education; it became known as Title IX for its section in the Higher Education Act.
According to one report, the actor spent his final years broke and living in the South.
Visitation will be 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Wednesday at St. Peter Catholic Church in Geneva, followed by a funeral Mass there at 1 p.m. Wednesday.
“There’s only a few people that I really consider pure at heart, and Miss Irvin was one,” said Jabari Parker, the former Simeon high school star.
Luke Perry had been hospitalized since last Wednesday, after a 911 call summoned medical help to his home in the Sherman Oaks section of Los Angeles.
The fiery frontman of British dance-electronic band The Prodigy was found dead Monday at his home near London. He was 49.
Rollo was the sidekick to Lamont Sanford, played by actor Demond Wilson, and often drew the skepticism of patriarch Fred Sanford, played by Redd Foxx.
“He was so exacting and paid so much attention to detail. I learned a lot from him,” said Pultizer Prize-winning journalist Maurice Possley.
Hiro Tsuchida, a well-known figure among BMX “flatland” riders, died after collapsing at a basketball practice. The Northwest Side resident was 49.
Oscar-winning orchestrations included “My Fair Lady” (1964), “Gigi” (1958), “Porgy and Bess”(1959) and “Irma La Douce” (1963).