She helped fight for the freedom of young Mexican American men wrongly convicted of killing a farmworker near a swimming hole in southeast L.A. County.
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Actress Valerie Harper, the foil of Mary Tyler Moore's Mary Richards and star of "Rhoda," dies at XX.
Krassner was a key figure in the swirling cultural upheaval that began in the late 1950s and continued through the Vietnam era. He founded the influential underground magazine the Realist. He also coined the term "Yippie" in 1967 and co-founded the Youth International Party.
Judith Waldow was a teacher in Wheaton who started each day by playing the piano as her students entered the classroom.
Bernie Judge was an editor for the Chicago Tribune, the Sun-Times and the Daily Law Bulletin, i influencing dozens of journliasts along the way
John McEvoy was an editor with the Daily Racing Form in Chicago and later wrote mystery novels centered around the horse track. He died at age 83.
Marvin Wortell owned a small manufacturing plant and was active in the Chicago Maritime Society.
Derry Snyderman contributed to many causes, including the Jewish United Fund and a global organization working to lift children out of poverty. He died May 25
Ipema founded the MidAmerica Leadership Foundation in 1986. Over Ipema’s 14-year career leading the group, it incubated 42 nonprofit groups.
Judy Marks was a volunteer with the Glen Ellyn Historical Society and with the western suburb's speed skating team.
Scott Falk, an attorney who specialized in mergers and acquisitions and was active with the Chicago Humanities Festival and the Red Cross, died May 17 at 55.
Bud Frankel started a marketing services company in the early 1960s that did work for companies including McDonald's.
Ruth Teninga Anderson
Architect I.M. Pei, renowned for such buildings as the Louvre Pyramid and the East Wing of the National Gallery of Art, has died at 102
Georgie Anne Geyer, a foreign correspondent and syndicated columnist, has died at 84
Louis Auslander was active with the International Kennel Club of Chicago and served as the judge for prestigious dog shows.
Carolyn Boddie Gibson was a teacher in Wheaton and a village trustee in Olympia Fields who earlier took part in momentous events during the Civil Rights era
John Lucadamo was a reporter and editor in Chicago for almost 20 years before changing course and becoming an English and journalism teacher at New Trier High School in Winnetka.
Tony Papleo was active in the improvisational comedy scene in Chicago for many years
Carmelita Pope was a mainstay on locally produced Chicago TV commercials and programs like quiz shows and soap operas from the 1950s through the 1970s.
Dominic DiFrisco was a longtime public relations executive in Chicago who was a leader in the Italian-American community
Joyce Turner Hilkevitch started and ran Mostly Music, a chamber music program that showcased young musicians. She died April 19 at 87.
Eugene Stunard was a real estate appraiser who had a major role in Chicago's condo conversion craze of the 1970s
Douglas Williams was a sculptor who was active for decades with the South Side Community Art Center.
Don Casper was a photographer for the Chicago Tribune remembered for being the first on the scene to a major South Side fire in 1968
Donald Stewart was a past president of Spelman College in Atlanta who in the early 2000s ran the Chicago Community Trust
William Rattner was commercial litigator in Chicago who after retirement ran Lawyers for the Creative ARts, a pro bono organization that works with artists and arts organizations