| Apr 18, 2012
| 5:13 PM
They came by the hundreds, many of them youths wearing baseball uniforms.
They somberly filed into the Dieterle Memorial Home in west suburban Montgomery on Wednesday to pay their final respects to a 12-year-old Oswego boy who died last week after he was...
| Dec 29, 2011
| 9:13 AM
Ever since I did a story on Riley Davis’ bone marrow transplant in September 2009, I looked forward to finally meeting him in person. I wanted to be there when he went back to Jacksonville Elementary School. He was in the middle of fourth grade when...
| Jan 4, 2012
| 2:54 PM
Elizabeth L. "Bobbi" Phillips, who co-founded and operated a West Baltimore funeral home, died of congestive heart failure Dec. 28 at her home. She was 93.
Born Elizabeth Lattimore in Baltimore and raised on Schroeder Street, she was a 1936 Frederick...
| Jan 8, 2012
| 8:39 PM
Is it just me or is this season BORING? After a two week holiday hiatus, I was hoping that these peaches would be up to no good. But it's back to normal in the land of wigs, funeral parlors, sex toys and such.
Phaedra is still getting things together for...
| Jan 10, 2012
| 2:56 AM
Funeral arrangements have been made for Rasul "Rocky" Clark, who was paralyzed while playing football for Blue Island's Eisenhower High School in 2000 and later fought an unsuccessful battle to keep his health insurance.
Visitation will be Friday at AR...
| Jan 17, 2012
| 2:51 PM
Funeral services are scheduled for Wednesday for a Marine Corps sergeant and Chicago Heights native who was killed this month while serving in Afghanistan, according to the Indiana funeral home handling the arrangements.
Jonathan "Biggin" Metzger, 32,...
| Jan 24, 2012
There will be a time, many times actually, when a friend, co-worker or casual acquaintance will face the death of a loved one.
There will be mourning. There may be a visitation or memorial service, perhaps reflecting religious, family, cultural and...
| Jan 26, 2012
| 3:56 PM
Saying she was "disturbed and discouraged and disappointed," Cook County board president Toni Preckwinkle promised to "overhaul" the medical examiner's office -- and fire some workers -- because of crowded conditions in the morgue.
"I've been as...
| Feb 28, 2012
| 3:20 AM
A South Side woman has sued the struggling funeral home that was supposed to handle her mother’s funeral, claiming the business kept her mother’s body for more than 40 days after the funeral until the funeral home was shut down last week by...
| Feb 29, 2012
| 7:50 PM
Three more families have joined a lawsuit against a struggling South Side funeral home, claiming they waited months to receive the ashes of their loved ones, only to find the bodies were being stored in a building with no power.
There were nine bodies...
| Mar 6, 2012
| 4:44 PM
Funeral arrangements have been set for a man who drowned in Belmont Harbor after disappearing early Saturday.
The body of Philip Patnaude, 28, was found Monday morning about 30 feet from the mouth of Belmont Harbor, in an area where police divers had...