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Riley Jeanne Root greeted the world Thursday morning

Date: 
01/08/2016
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Riley Jeanne Root took 24 hours to make an appearance,

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Obituaries

First Ward office rocked by news: Joseph Muntaner dead

Date: 
05/15/2017
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"Chicago police are conducting a death investigation after a long-time 1st Ward political operative was found shot to death

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Edith Konieczko leaves this world a better place

Date: 
04/21/2017
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It was Easter morning, 30 years after her husband George passed away when Edith Konieczko took her last  breath in the Pulaski Park home where she experienced most of her life's journey. 

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Kasia's Deli founder, Kasia Bober dies at 80

Date: 
06/09/2016
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As a child in Poland, Kazimiera “Kasia” Bober had no shoes and but one dress.

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Maldonado family faces double losses: Carmen G. and Nancy Franco Maldonado

Date: 
01/04/2016
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While Roberto Maldonado, Chicago's 26th Ward Alderman, was at the funeral of his mother Carmen G. Maldonado on Dec. 23, his wife Nancy Franco Maldonado, 46, was in the hospital battling pancreatic cancer.

Ukrainian Village's Chychula family loses John at age 61

Date: 
06/26/2015
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John Chychula, 61, who grew up in the Ukrainian Village then moved to Palatine, IL, in 1995, is described as a "gentle giant," loving, jovial, even-tempered, smart and talented, with a good sense of humor. He lost a long hard fought battle against multiple health challenges on Tues., June 23. 

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Myrta Cruz lost fight with cancer

Date: 
03/17/2015
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"A strong, determined, brave, courageous, giving and encouraging woman who was very protective of her children," is how Myrta "Mert" Cruz is described by her daughter Mary Mercado. Curz, 65, died of cancer on Mar. 11.

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Father Thomas N. Pelton dies unexpectedly

Date: 
01/03/2014
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Father Thomas N. Pelton, Coordinator of the Supportive Program at Presence Saints Mary and Elizabeth Medical Center (PSMEMC), 2233 W. Division St., and pastor emeritus of Maternity of the BVM Parish, 3647 W. North Ave., unexpectedly died Fri., Jan.

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Flags at half-staff on Friday

Date: 
11/19/2013
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In remembrance of the 50th Anniversary of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy on Fri., Nov. 20, from sunrise to sunset, Governor Patrick Quinn 

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Jim Walsh, Wicker Park pioneer and architect succumbs to post polio syndrome

Date: 
06/14/2013
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On June 7, just days after his 75th birthday, Jim (James M.) Walsh was felled by a childhood disease…polio, that first ravished his small body before entering kindergarten. 

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Kevin Pierce, architect, sustainability pioneer and Wicker Park resident loses war with cancer

Date: 
05/08/2013
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Ahead of the curve on green architecture and sustainable development, architect Kevin Kurtz Pierce, 55, longtime Wicker Park resident, lost his battle with brain cancer (glioblastoma multiforme) on May 2. 

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David Hernandez Legacy: his fingerprints will continue to imprint on people and communities

Date: 
02/27/2013
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David Hernandez a poet, inspirer, teacher, man of the neighborhoods, man of the city and a man never lacking for words will continue to speak on through his writings, poems, videos and the many people that he inspired, taught, worked and played with. 

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Dan Blue's memorial service set by family

Date: 
02/16/2013
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Daniel Blue's family has finalized plans for a memorial service.

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Social Notes

Rich Moran to be on stage at Taste of Chicago

Date: 
06/30/2010
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Rich Moran, Wicker Park resident, will be on stage Fri., July 2 at Taste of Chicago's Illinois Lottery Taste Stage at Balbo and Columbus between 4 and 5 p.m. 

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