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  • Restaurateur who moved Mexican food to masses dies Dec 16, 2014 12:46 PM
    Larry Cano, El Torito founder who helped bring Mexican food to US mainstream, dies at 90

  • Retired Mississippi chancery judge dies Dec 16, 2014 1:21 PM
    Retired Chancellor Ray H. Montgomery dies at age of 79

  • Former Miss America Mobley Collins buried in Miss. Dec 16, 2014 10:04 AM
    Friends, family: Former Miss America Mobley Collins kept close ties to her native Mississippi

  • Longtime South Dakota college basketball coach Martin dies Dec 16, 2014 10:04 AM
    Longtime South Dakota men's college basketball coach Doug Martin dies at age 78

  • Father of Texas Congressman Hensarling dies Dec 16, 2014 3:39 PM
    Father, 86, of Texas Congressman Hensarling dies at Temple hospital

  • Former Wheeling mayor, milkman dies at 92 Dec 14, 2014 7:31 AM
    Wheeling officials are remembering former Village President Ted Scanlon as a likable, down-to-earth leader who also worked as the town's milkman. The 92-year-old died Wednesday surrounded by family, Mayor Dean Argiris said. “You meet him, he was just the most kind, gentle, just non-assuming man,” Trustee Ken Brady said.

  • Notable deaths last week Dec 13, 2014 7:15 PM
    A beloved Illinois politician and comptroller; a video game pioneer; and a former Miss America who became an actress are among the deaths of note this past week.

  • Wheaton Warrenville South mourns cross country coach Tom Todd Dec 12, 2014 7:21 PM
    The Wheaton Warrenville South High School community is mourning the death of a beloved cross country coach and science teacher. Tom Todd died Wednesday afternoon at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago after a two-year long battle with lymphoma. He was 61. Boys cross country parent coordinator Keena Anderson described Todd as a big man with a strong presence, but a “soft, wonderful heart.”

  • Memorial service for Topinka set for Wednesday Dec 11, 2014 5:26 PM
    A public memorial service for late Illinois Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka is scheduled for next week. The comptroller’s office says the memorial service will be held at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday at Operating Engineers’ Local 150 headquarters in Countryside.

  • Images: Judy Baar Topinka through the years Dec 10, 2014 8:53 AM
    Images of Judy Baar Topkina through the years. The Illinois comptroller died early Wednesday. She was 70.

  • Judy Baar Topinka remembered as good-humored truth-teller Dec 11, 2014 5:03 AM
    Illinois Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka died early Wednesday, less than 24 hours after having a stroke, according to her office. Tributes have been pouring in since. “Never without her signature sense of humor, Judy was a force of nature,” Gov. Pat Quinn said in a statement.

  • Life story: Priest made a big impact in a short time Dec 9, 2014 9:24 PM
    The Rev. Theodore Schmitt came to the priesthood later in life, but his impact on the Catholic parishes he served, particularly St. John The Evangelist in Streamwood, was profound, officials say.

  • Notable deaths last week Dec 6, 2014 8:10 PM
    A hockey legend, a Belgian queen and two rock musicians who had played with the Rolling Stones are among this week's notable deaths.

  • American killed in Yemen had ‘wanderlust’ Dec 6, 2014 7:58 PM
    Lucy Somers said her brother had worked tirelessly to raise awareness of people’s plight in Yemen, and improve things with his work.“Through his photographs we can see the humanity through conflicts, the familiar in a turbulent tribal region,” she said.

  • Thousands mourn Barry, DC’s ‘Mayor for Life’ Dec 6, 2014 4:26 PM
    Local and national political leaders, prominent clergy and ordinary Washingtonians who got their first job as a result of Marion Barry’s programs were among the thousands who gathered Saturday at the Washington Convention Center to say goodbye to the man dubbed “Mayor for Life.”

  • Hundreds attend student's funeral in Germany Dec 3, 2014 12:38 PM
    Funeral for woman who protected girls from harassment draws hundreds of mourners in Germany

  • Longtime Elgin grocer, dress shop owner dies Dec 4, 2014 4:59 AM
    Bernice Gromer was the epitome of what it meant to be a “lady.” “My mom was a very kind person, and very talented woman. She was beautiful,” said her youngest son, Doug Gromer, 59, of Chicago. The lifelong Elgin resident and matriarch of a chain of grocery stores in the Fox Valley area died Tuesday at 91.

  • Authorities: ND teen killed in snowmobile crash Dec 1, 2014 10:00 AM
    Authorities: North Dakota teenager dies after crashing snowmobile into tree without helmet

  • Teenager dies from accident injuries Dec 1, 2014 12:01 PM
    Teen passenger in one-car wreck near Vancleave on Nov. 22 dies in Jackson hospital

  • Michigan State professor to retire after 57 years Dec 1, 2014 10:00 AM
    Michigan State University professor, 84, eyes retirement after 57 years teaching economics

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