| 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 13, 2012
Everybody knows that anything goes with "The Real Housewives of Atlanta" star Phaedra Parks. She stops by to talk about everything from motherhood, to career, and her new venture as a funeral home owner...and ofcourse sound off on her castmates and...
| Feb 14, 2012
| 7:42 AM
A funeral for the late Whitney Houston will reportedly take place in her hometown of Newark, N.J.
According to the Newark Star Ledger, funeral arrangements for Houston are being planned for Newark's Prudential Center Friday.
Earlier reports said Whigham...
| Feb 14, 2012
| 2:20 PM
It's a fitting goodbye for a superstar with down home roots. Flown by Tyler Perry's private plane from LA to Newark, Whitney Houston's body arrived at the local funeral home in a golden hearse, accompanied by her Grammy Award winning mother Cissy, and...
| Feb 16, 2012
| 5:15 AM
Friends and family of Whitney Houston are preparing to say one final goodbye to the superstar on Saturday - and the city of Newark is preparing as well.
The service will be private, but Whitney Houston's millions of fans worldwide will be able to watch...
| 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 1, 2012
| 1:59 PM
The Newark funeral home where the late Whitney Houston was eulogized nearly two weeks ago, spoke out Thursday against speculation that the home was involved in the release of a shocking photo showing the singer lying in a casket that graced the cover of...
| 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...
| Jun 22, 2011
Strap yourself in, dear reader.
Tidbits of additional information about recent column topics have been trickling this way, and it's time to catch up on them.
First, a recent column criticized Lake County for spending about $8,000 to pave a parking lot...
| Jul 1, 2011
The Rev. Michael Wenning, the retired senior pastor of Bel Air Presbyterian Church who presided at former President Reagan's 2004 burial service in Simi Valley, died Tuesday at his home in Mission Viejo, one week before his 76th birthday.
The cause was...