Posts Tagged “obituary”

Mayor Getty and community mourn Trustee Greg Ramirez passing

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Mayor Getty and community mourn Trustee Greg Ramirez passing

Mayor Getty and community mourn Trustee Greg Ramirez passing Mayor Christopher Getty has Closed the Lyons Village Hall and suspended Garbage Service for Monday, January 28th in a Call for Mourning of Trustee Greg Ramirez “It is with deep regret that we share the news of the passing of Village of Lyons Trustee Gregory F….

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Miriam Zayed passing mourned by Chicagolands Arab, Muslim community

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Miriam Zayed passing mourned by Chicagolands Arab, Muslim community

Miriam Zayed passing mourned by Chicagolands Arab, Muslim community Local activist fought for the rights of Arabs and Muslims in the Chicagoland area and also for the rights of all in mainstream American politics. Miriam Zayed was among one of the first two Arab Americans in Chicagoland to run for public elective office in the…

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Longtime Lebanese American activist Jackie Haddad passes

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Longtime Lebanese American activist Jackie Haddad passes

Longtime Lebanese American activist Jackie Haddad passes Jackie Haddad worked behind-the-scenes on behalf of the influential Lebanese and Arab American communities to raise funds for the needy, helped to lead and organize the annual conferences of the Midwest Federation of American Syrian & Lebanese Clubs, and was active in her local community in Elmhurst where…

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WMAQ TV Reporter Warner Saunders passes away at 83

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WMAQ TV Reporter Warner Saunders passes away at 83

WMAQ TV Reporter Warner Saunders passes away at 83 Iconic African American television journalist Warner Saunders dies. Saunders was a brilliant reporter who fairly covered the news and sympathized with those who were oppressed. By Ray Hanania Warner Saunders was almost one-of-a-kind. Not only was he a true journalist, he was also a genuine human…

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Obit: Illinois legislator George Shadid, 1929 – 2018

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Obit: Illinois legislator George Shadid, 1929 – 2018

Obit: Illinois legislator George Shadid, 1929 – 2018 Lebanese American legislator based in Peoria, Illinois dies, February 3, 2018. George P. Shadid ( born on May 15, 1929) died on Saturday February 3, 2018 according to friends and family. Shadid, 88, was a pioneer in American and Illinois politics, the inspiration of the growing and…

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Skimming through the Obits and life

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Skimming through the Obits and life

Skimming through the Obits and life The obituary section of the old more informed newspaper era was an obsession with my father back in the 1950s and 1960s. Today, the newspapers are anorexic but the Obit section is still growing strong. And, I understand why my father paid attention to it so much now that I…

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Remembering Summit Mayor Joe Strzelczyk

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Remembering Summit Mayor Joe Strzelczyk

Summit Illinois Mayor Joseph Strzelczyk died Sunday, May 17, a few days before he would have celebrated his 76th birthday. Strzelczyk was a people’s mayor, kind, generous and caring. Despite his small handful of relentless critics who falsely claimed he was absent during his recent battle with cancer, Strzelczyk worked hard for the citizens of…

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