Our human ancestors have been laying their dead to rest for thousands of years. The departed were usually laid in the earth or on a funeral pyre. Today, earth and fire are still the most commonly used methods. But now a new paradigm is on offer.
Family, friends and officials from Chicago’s South Side are remembering the short life of Tyshawn Lee on Tuesday. Mourners arrive to St. Sabina Catholic Church for funeral of 9-year-old Tyshawn Lee. Chicago Mayor Emanuel here.
Hundreds of mourners, including first lady Michelle Obama, stood and applauded the family of a 15-year-old Chicago girl a week and a half after her death brought national attention to the city's staggering gun violence.
A 32-year-veteran of the Chicago Fire Department who was killed battling a house fire is being laid to rest.Thousands of uniformed firefighters and police officers and scores of friends and family members of Herbert "Herbie" Johnson watched as a fire truck bearing Johnson's casket pull
A group of Chicago pastors is protesting cuts to a $15 million state program that pays for funerals and burials for the poor. Pastors United for Change says the program pays funeral homes and cemeteries when families on public aid can't afford the cost. The Rev.