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CHICAGO (AP) - Former Cook County State's Attorney Bernard Carey, a Republican who was elected in the wake of a Chicago police raid that killed two Black Panther Party members in 1969, is dead at age 83. Wife Mary Rita said Carey died Friday of stomach cancer at his home in Naples, Florida.

Former Mayor Dave Ransburg Dies at 78

Nov 13, 2017

Former Peoria Mayor Dave Ransburg died over the weekend. He was 78.

Ransburg was mayor from 2001 to 2005.

Before getting involved in city government, Ransburg was a business executive. The Indiana native earned an engineering degree from Purdue and an MBA from Harvard.  He moved to Peoria in 1972 when he purchased the LR Nelson Corporation, a sprinkler manufacturing company.

During his tenure as mayor, he spearheaded several initiatives including Vision 2020. He was also one of those people instrumental in the development of the Peoria Riverfront Museum.


Civic Philanthropist and Former Caterpillar CEO Glen Barton has died. Barton retired as CEO of Caterpillar in 2004 after 43 years with the company.

CHICAGO (AP) - Colleagues, friends and family members are paying tribute to Abner Mikva, a former Illinois congressman and judge who died Monday at age 90.

Cardinal Francis George, a vigorous defender of Roman Catholic orthodoxy who played a key role in the church's response to the clergy sex abuse scandal, has died. He was 78.

  The Illinois Republican Party says longtime conservative activist Jack Roeser has died. The wealthy businessman spent years on the outside, fighting the party establishment.