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Magician and James Randi spent most of his life debunking frauds, charlatans, fakers and quacks. His death Tuesday reminds us to keep it factual and always remain skeptical.
An obituary for Joel Daly, the longtime and influential Chicago TV news anchor (1934-2020).
Prolific Chicago developer Jim Loewenberg, whose projects include Lakeshore East and its Aqua and Vista towers, has died at 86.
Holly Williams Madigan, wife of former Tribune CEO who was active in Chicago's civic life, dies at 79
Multi-instrumentalist Ira Sullivan dies at age 89.
Gale Sayers, the dazzling Chicago Bears running back and kick returner whose injury-shortened career made him the youngest player ever inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame, died after a years-long decline in health that included dementia. He was 77.
Of all the Chicago auto dealers who ever graced the small screen as their own TV pitchman, few were as delightfully campy as Bob Rohrman.
Celebrities and newsmakers with ties to the Chicago area who died in 2020.
Celebrities and newsmakers who died in 2020.
Remembered as a ‘journalistic whirling dervish,’ former Chicago Tribune correspondent William R. Neikirk dies at 82
Remembrances of former Northwestern University President Arnold Weber, who died at 90 after being recently hospitalized for congestive lung failure.
Keller taught Jewish thought and religion to generations of Chicagoans at Telshe Yeshiva Chicago. He faced COVID-19, pneumonia and other illnesses.
Former Illinois Gov. James R. Thompson — "Big Jim" — died suddenly on Friday night.
Dave Shelton, founder of Medusa’s, which attracted a “melting pot” of teens and young adults from across the Chicago area for cutting edge music, dancing and art, has died.
Obituary for Michael Peter Smith, 1941-2020. A folk musician who also wrote for the stage, his song "The Dutchman" was popularized by Steve Goodman. His contributions to Steppenwolf's "Grapes of Wrath" culminated in a best-play Tony Award.
Former Indiana Gov. Joe Kernan died Wednesday at age 74.
Former WLS-Ch. 7 meteorologist Jerry Taft died Thursday at the age of 77.
The man behind Faces, Jay's and any number of Chicago nightspots has died at age 79.
Ashod ‘Mr. Ash’ Baboorian, ‘Chicago’s Greatest Magician,' dies at 80: ‘It’s rare to meet someone like that in life.’
Charles Compton was part of the country’s early aerial warfare history as one of the first volunteer pilots with the Civil Air Patrol during World War II.
Before retiring from the Tribune in 1991, Labuz spent long hours coordinating the newspaper’s sales and printing staff.
Obituary for Chicago's longtime director of protocol Rosalie Clark, 1925-2020. She did everything from hosting Gorbachev to helping the city celebrate the millennium, and was married to Chicago politician William G. Clark.
Rosati’s Pizza CEO Fredric “Rick” Rosati, who turned his family’s business from mom-and-pop shop into a nearly 200-restaurant chain, died last week.
Lynika Strozier, an accomplished woman of science in Chicago at the Field Museum, died June 7 from complications from coronavirus at age 35.
Former Illinois state legislator and lobbyist Robert Molaro dies at 69
Former longtime Chicago Ald. Burton Natarus, who held sway over an influential downtown ward for more than 30 years, has died at 86.
Former Illinois state Sen. Arthur Berman dies at 85
Evanston civic leader Hecky Powell has died.
Michael McCaskey, who took over the reins of the Chicago Bears from his grandfather George Halas in 1983 before the team achieved its greatest moment two years later, died Saturday. He was 76.
Maria Lopez was a nurse in robotic surgery at the University of Illinois Hospital in Chicago. She was set to retire April 30.