Jim Maloof, the former mayor of Peoria, Ill. died Sunday, the Peoria Journal-Star reports. A family friend who answered the phone at the family's home confirmed the former mayor's death to The Associated Press.Maloof served as Peoria's mayor from 1985 to 1997.
After hearing thoughts from local leaders, politicians and patrons of the arts in tribute to Chicago's former first lady Maggie Daley, Eight Forty-Eight turned to two people who knew her and her family well to learn more about Mrs. Daley.
David "Honeyboy" Edwards, considered to be the last of a generation of musicians who brought music from the rural Mississippi Delta to the rest of America, died at his home in Chicago early Monday morning. He was 96 years old.Honeyboy Edwards was born in 1915.