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'Fearless' Elgin woman dies in sky diving accident

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Stephanie Eggum, 32, of Elgin died in a sky diving accident Thursday.

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Stephanie Eggum, 32, of Elgin sky dives over Arizona in this video image. Eggum died Thursday during a jump near Ottawa, Ill.

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A professional sky diver from Elgin who also made her mark as a drag racer, died in a sky diving accident Thursday afternoon, relatives said. LaSalle County authorities are investigating the death of 32-year-old Stephanie Eggum. "She was very serious about her work, and also serious about her play," her boss said. "... We kind of enjoyed living through her. She did a lot of living in her short time."
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