Showing posts with label Sad. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Sad. Show all posts

Tuesday, September 22, 2020

Blanche M. Manning R.I.P. A thoughtful and wonderful person

Honorable Blanche M. Manning, retired judge of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois. Judge Manning was a courageous barrier breaker. She faithfully served the People of the State of Illinois as a state court prosecutor and attorney for the U.S. Equal Opportunity Commission. She continued her service to the People as a Cook County Circuit Court Judge and Illinois Appellate Justice, before President William J. Clinton appointed her to the Federal Bench. 

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Saturday, August 1, 2020

This should not have happened

Killed while playing outside, 9-year-old Janari Ricks had plans to ‘rebuild the community,’ mom says. It is the fault of Lightfoot, Preckwinkle, Foxx, Daley, Gainer and every other politician that panders to the criminals.
“He was in the house all day yesterday, he didn’t come out until 5,” his mother said with tears in her eyes. “And he came out to play with his friends and my baby never been able to make it back home.”
By Madeline Kenney Aug 1, 2020, 2:27pm CDT

Janari Ricks was entering fourth grade at Ruben Salazar Elementary School, his mother, Jalisa Ford (left) said. Provided

Janari Ricks was known to have a football in one hand and a basketball in the other, his family and friends said.

The 9-year-old had aspirations to be a professional basketball player and called himself “Young Curry,” a nod to his favorite basketball player, Stephen Curry.

But Ricks was always incredibly intelligent, his mother, Jalisa Ford, said. He was a straight-A,

Monday, January 27, 2020

Tragic yes, but so is flying through the fog with innocent people on board

Kobe Bryant, daughter, 7 others killed in helicopter crash in California

The federal investigation of the helicopter crash that killed Kobe Bryant and eight others began to unfold on Monday, with experts questioning why the pilot flew in foggy conditions and the chopper's maintenance history.

Sunday morning visibility was so poor that both the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Office and Police Department grounded their choppers. It's unclear if weather played a role in the crash.

Investigators will review flight records and collect other data from the helicopter's operator to help determine how it slammed into a hillside near Malibu, National Transportation Safety Board member

Thursday, November 21, 2019

Hug your children

Grieving Chicago mom pleads for help in finding daughter's killer

By Anita Padilla

Catching the Killers: Grieving Chicago mom pleads for help in finding daughter's killer

A grieving mother is asking for help in tracking down the people who shot and killed her daughter.

CHICAGO - A grieving mother is asking for help in tracking down the people who shot and killed her daughter.

The innocent teen was fatally shot after sneaking out of her parent's home and riding in a car through a gang-infested block.

She thought her daughter was sleeping. She didn't know her teen had plans to go to a party. By the time

Friday, October 18, 2019

Boxer Patrick Day dies after fight

Boxer Patrick Day dies 4 days after fight in Chicago

CHICAGO, ILLINOIS - OCTOBER 12: Patrick Day looks on in the first round of his Super-Welterweight bout against Charles Conwell at Wintrust Arena on October 12, 2019 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Dylan Buell/Getty Images)

CHICAGO - Boxer Patrick Day died Wednesday, four days after sustaining head injuries in a fight with Charles Conwell.

Promoter Lou DiBella said Day died at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. He was 27.

Friday, December 21, 2018

Eduardo Marmolejo R.I.P.

Wake: Friday 3 to 9 P.M. at Blake Lamb
Funeral: Saturday 11:30 A.M. St. Rita

Monday, December 17, 2018

2 CPD killed tonight

From 2d City Cop blog

Two Officers Killed by Train

Investigating "shots fired" call:
Both had less than three years on, both in their 30's.

RIP Officers.

A train struck and killed two Chicago police officers Monday evening as they were pursuing a suspect on the city's far South Side.
Speaking at a press conference, Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson said officers Conrad Gary, 31, and Eduardo Marmolejo, 37, were investigating a report of shots fired and had followed the suspect onto the tracks. The officers were hit by a Metra commuter train shortly after 6 p.m. CST. 
Johnson said both officers killed were newly appointed. Gary had served one and a half years on the job, and Marmolejo two and a half years.

Tuesday, November 6, 2018

Mike Parker R.I.P.

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Soccer coach Bill Dolehide, murdered while driving through Robbins

Services Set For Bill Dolehide
CRESTWOOD, IL -- Services are set for a Crestwood father of three, who was shot March 7 driving through Robbins on his way home from to work. Bill Dolehide, 56, suffered a fatal gunshot wound to the head. His family kept him on life support at Advocate Christ Medical Center so his organs could be donated.
Dolehide was a popular soccer coach at the Crestwood Soccer Club. He was a eucharistic minister volunteered for many other services and activities at Incarnation Church in Palos Heights.
Dolehide's body will lie in state from 3 to 9 p.m. Friday, March 16, at the Crestwood Recreation and Wellness Center, 5331 W 135th St. A funeral Mass will take place the next morning at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 17, at Incarnation Catholic Church, 5757 W 127th St., Palos Heights
Friends started a GoFundMe campaign which has already raised $50,000. Monies raised will go toward Dolehide's children's education.
I wonder if Bill Dolehide is related to the Dolehide family of doctors with a practice on Western Ave. 

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Four members of a suburban family killed in Ireland traffic accident

BOLINGBROOK (Sun-Times Media Wire) - A Bolingbrook police officer was killed in a crash Monday while visiting Ireland for a family funeral.
Officer Stephen Alexander, 49, was killed in the crash along with his father Doug, mother Lily and brother Doug Junior, according to a statement from the Bolingbrook Police Department. The family was in the town of New Ross in Wexford, Ireland for a funeral.
Alexander was a 17-year veteran with the southwest suburban police department, according to the statement. He received his associate’s degree in criminal justice from the College of DuPage and graduated from the Cook County Police Academy in 2001 as valedictorian and also received the top marksmen award.

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

David Cassidy, dead at 67

David Cassidy, pop culture idol of the 1970s, died Tuesday in a Florida hospital. The musician and actor was 67.
His publicist JoAnn Geffen confirmed his death, with a statement from his family. “On behalf of the entire Cassidy family, it is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our father, our uncle, and our dear brother, David Cassidy. David died surrounded by those he loved, with joy in his heart and free from the pain that had gripped him for so long. Thank you for the abundance and support you have shown him these many years.”
He had been hospitalized for several days with organ failure. Cassidy announced his diagnosis with dementia in early 2017. He performed at the B.B. King Blues Club & Grill in New York in March, talking about his dementia, and said his arthritis made playing guitar an ordeal.
With pretty-boy good looks and a long mane of dark hair, Cassidy was one every girl’s favorite teen crush in the early 1970s and drew screaming crowds at concert appearances. David Cassidy was part of a showbusiness family that included his father, Tony-winning actor Jack Cassidy, stepmother Shirley Jones, half-brother Shaun Cassidy and daughter, actress Katie Cassidy.
Raised in New Jersey, Cassidy moved to Los Angeles in 1969 after starring in a Broadway musical that closed after only four performances. In 1970, after signing with Universal, Cassidy took on the role of older brother Keith Partridge in “The Partridge Family.” Keith was the son of Shirley Partridge, who was played by Jones.
The ABC sitcom was loosely based on real-life family musical act the Cowsills, and ran from 1970 to 1974. The show became popular for its squeaky queen portrayal of life on the road as a family rock band in a brightly painted bus. In addition to Cassidy and Jones, “The Partridge Family” starred Susan Dey, Danny Bonaduce and Suzanne Crough as the family’s other children, and Dave Madden as manager Ruben Kincaid.
Cassidy and Jones were the only cast members who were allowed to actually sing; the other kids lip-synced, while the Wrecking Crew provided musical backup. Theme song “C’mon Get Happy” became one of TV’s most enduring songs, and helped launch Cassidy’s musical career.
After the singles “I Think I Love You” and “Cherish” took off, Cassidy began working on solo albums as well. He regularly sold out stadiums, leading to commentators to coin the phrase “Cassidymania.” Several of his shows resulted in riots or mass hysteria, including one notable 1974 performance in Australia, which garnered calls for Cassidy to be deported from the country.
At a 1974 London concert, nearly 800 people were injured in a stampede at a Cassidy concert, and one teenage girl died a few days later. He stopped touring and acting soon after, concentrating on recording, and had a hit with “I Write the Songs” before Barry Manilow made it part of his act.
In musical theater, he performed in “Little Johnny Jones,” “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat,” “Time” and “Blood Brothers” and created the Vegas shows “The Rat Pack is Back” and “At the Copa.”
Cassidy was Emmy nominated for a guest role on a “Police Story” episode “A Chance to Live.” NBC based the series “David Cassidy – Man Undercover” on the segment, but it lasted just one season. He also made guest appearances on shows including “Fantasy Island,” “The Love Boat” and “Tales of the Unexpected.”
In the decades that followed, Cassidy continued to perform in Las Vegas and tour. At later shows, Cassidy was known for participating in Q&A sessions at his concerts. He also played the manager of Aaron Carter’s character in the 2005 film “Popstar” and starred with half-brother Patrick in “Ruby and the Rockits,” created by his half-brother Shaun.But he struggled with achieving his peak fame early in life, dealing with alcoholism and being arrested several times for DUIs. He filed for bankruptcy in 2015.
He is survived by half-brothers Shaun Cassidy, actors Patrick and Ryan; daughter Katie Cassidy and son, actor Beau Cassidy.

Sunday, June 25, 2017

Jasmal White is gone

The Train
A 19-year-old high school dropout, Jasmal  White, was run over, electrocuted and killed by a CTA Red Line train Saturday afternoon near Guaranteed Rate Field, authorities said.
Crews were called about 1:30 p.m. to the 35th Street Red Line station for reports of a person struck by a train, according to Chicago Fire Department Cmdr. Walter Schroeder.
Police said they believe Mr. White, while riding a bike on the platform, fell onto the tracks directly in front of a train as it was pulling into the station. He was pronounced dead at the scene and crews were still gathering body parts as of 7:00 P.M. Area Central detectives were conducting a death investigation.