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  • Harris funeral plans announced

    Harris funeral plans announced
    EAST CHICAGO – Funeral arrangements are set for Indiana State Rep. Earl Harris, who died Monday. Visitation will be 2-8 p.m. Friday at Divinity Funeral Home, 3831 Main St., East Chicago, with the family speaking to visitors between 6 and 8 p.m....
  • Daniel Shilling, masonry worker oversaw Chagall mosaic, dies at 89

    Daniel Shilling, masonry worker oversaw Chagall mosaic, dies at 89
    Daniel Shilling oversaw masonry projects including the 1974 installation of modernist artist Marc Chagall's "The Four Seasons," a rainbow-colored mosaic in what was then First National Bank Plaza in the Loop. Mr. Shilling, 89, died of cardiopulmonary...
  • Jack Peltason dies at 91; former UC Irvine chancellor, head of UC system

    Jack Peltason dies at 91; former UC Irvine chancellor, head of UC system
    Jack Peltason, a constitutional scholar with a modest manner and a homespun sense of humor who was a former chancellor of UC Irvine and president of the UC system for three years in the 1990s, has died. He was 91. The cause of his death Saturday was...
  • Gregory Walcott dies at 87; star of 'Plan 9 From Outer Space'

     Gregory Walcott dies at 87; star of 'Plan 9 From Outer Space'
    Gregory Walcott, a tall, rugged character actor who appeared in Clint Eastwood films, detective shows, Westerns and "Plan 9 From Outer Space" — a terrible howler whose notoriety he came to view with graceful good humor — died Friday at his...
  • Jerry Warren dies at 84; San Diego journalist and aide to Nixon, Ford

    Jerry Warren dies at 84; San Diego journalist and aide to Nixon, Ford
    Jerry Warren was the top editor of the San Diego Union, and Union-Tribune after a merger, for a combined 20 years. But before that, it was he who faced journalists as the White House's deputy press secretary during the Richard Nixon presidency. Indeed,...
  • First African American woman to become LAPD lieutenant dead at 83

    First African American woman to become LAPD lieutenant dead at 83
    Marion Hellenkamp, the first black woman to reach the rank of lieutenant with the Los Angeles Police Department, has died, police officials announced Monday. She was 83. On Dec. 11, 1961, Hellenkamp, then 30, became an officer with the department....
  • Seymour H. Persky, architectural preservationist, dies at 92

    Seymour H. Persky, the colorful Chicago real estate mogul and preservationist who amassed a dazzling collection of architectural artifacts and ensured the long-term survival of a revered Gold Coast house whose authorship is ascribed to architects Louis...
  • Samuel Charters dies at 85; influential historian of blues and jazz

    Samuel Charters dies at 85; influential historian of blues and jazz
    Samuel Charters, a vital historian of American blues, folk and jazz who helped introduce a generation of music lovers to Robert Johnson, Blind Willie McTell and other performers, died Wednesday in Stockholm. He was 85. The cause was a bone marrow...
  • Reporter for NYC TV station dies after brain hemorrhage

    A veteran New York television reporter has died after suffering a brain hemorrhage after covering a story. WABC-TV says 49-year-old Lisa Colagrossi was stricken while returning to the station from a fire scene Thursday. Colagrossi was taken to a...
  • Lee Kuan Yew, founder of modern Singapore, dies at 91

    Lee Kuan Yew, the founder of modern Singapore who was both feared for his authoritarian tactics and admired worldwide for turning the city-state into one of the world's richest nations while in power for 31 years, died Monday. He was 91. Lee was admitted...
  • Jack W. Peltason, former president of UC system, dies at 91

    Jack W. Peltason, former president of UC system, dies at 91
    Jack W. Peltason, a constitutional scholar and a former chancellor of UC Irvine who was president of the University of California system for three years in the 1990s, died Saturday, UC Irvine announced. Peltason, 91, had Parkinson’s disease....