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  • Ann Stepan, former legislator and 43rd Ward committeeman, dies at 71

    Ann Stepan entered politics as an extension of her passion for social justice and rose up to become a powerful North Side Democratic committeeman and then an Illinois state representative who was instrumental in shepherding a law protecting the public...
  • Jayne Meadows, actress and TV personality, dies at 95

    Jayne Meadows, actress and TV personality, dies at 95
     Jayne Meadows, the Emmy-nominated actress and TV personality who often teamed with her husband, Steve Allen, has died. She was 95. Meadows died of natural causes Sunday at her home in the Encino, California, area, spokesman Kevin Sasaki said Monday....
  • Jayne Meadows dies at 95; actress, wife of Steve Allen

     Jayne Meadows dies at 95; actress, wife of Steve Allen
    In 1952, Jayne Meadows was a broke, newly divorced film actress when she got a job she didn't really want. It ended up making her a household name. On the game show "I've Got a Secret," Meadows joined a panel of four celebrities who were supposed to...
  • Pete Dupuy dies at 79; vocal opponent of commercial fishing regulations

    Pete Dupuy dies at 79; vocal opponent of commercial fishing regulations
    On Dec. 7, 1973, San Fernando Valley motorcycle salesman Pete Dupuy took off in his Cessna plane to meet a couple of friends at a camping area in Mexico. Exactly what happened there became a matter of bitter dispute, but Dupuy's airplane ended up...
  • T.H. Poole Sr.: Civil-rights leader, activist

    T.H. Poole Sr.: Civil-rights leader, activist
    T.H. Poole Sr., a civil-rights activist from Lake County who fought to integrate everything from schools to swimming pools and who later rose to be state chairman of the NAACP, died Sunday at Florida Hospital Waterman in Tavares. Poole, 88, had...
  • Vernon Soukup, longtime Wheaton hardware store owner, dies at 89

    Vernon Soukup, longtime Wheaton hardware store owner, dies at 89
    Vernon Philip Soukup ran Wheaton's well-known Soukup's Hardware Store for more than 30 years, even after it survived a fire in the early 1970s. "Vernon was a very kind, considerate guy who would take as much time as necessary with a customer, even if...
  • Jayne Meadows, actress and TV personality, dies at 95

    Jayne Meadows, the Emmy-nominated actress and TV personality who often teamed with her husband, Steve Allen, has died. She was 95. Meadows died of natural causes Sunday at her home in the Encino, California, area, spokesman Kevin Sasaki said Monday....
  • Harry C. 'Jack' Hull III

    Harry C. 'Jack' Hull III
    Harry C. "Jack" Hull III, a retired financial consultant and an accomplished yachtsman who enjoyed competitive sailing and ocean racing, died April 5 at his Cleveland home of cancer. The former Annapolis resident was 68. "Jack was a delightful person...
  • Former Czech PM Stanislav Gross dies at age 45

    Stanislav Gross, who became the Czech Republic's youngest prime minister but was forced to resign nine months later, has died at the age of 45. The Social Democratic Party said Gross died Thursday but offered no details. Public television said he had...
  • 5-time Nepal Prime Minister Thapa dies at age 87

    Surya Bahadur Thapa, who served as Nepal's prime minister five times, has died in a hospital in India where he was being treated for stomach cancer, an official said Thursday. He was 87. Thakur Sharma, a spokesman for Thapa's Rastriya Prajatantra Party,...
  • Mike Mitchell dies at 66; winning racehorse trainer

    Thoroughbred trainer Mike Mitchell, who was a fixture on the Southern California horse racing scene for 40 years and held the trainer record for most wins at Del Mar racetrack, died Tuesday at home in Monrovia. He was 66. The cause was brain cancer,...