Final goodbye: Recalling influential people who died in 2020
The world also said goodbye to U.S. Rep. John Lewis, a lion of the civil rights movement who died in July. Other former political figures who died this year include Egyptian leader Hosni Mubarak, New York Mayor David Dinkins, Arizona Gov. Here is a roll call of some influential figures who died in 2020 (cause of death cited for younger people, if available):___JANUARY___David Stern, 77. The guitarist who supplied the scratching, seething sound that fueled the highly influential British punk band Gang of Four. He fused African rhythms with funk to become one of the most influential musicians in world dance music.
Kamala Harris pitches ‘Kim Foxx is smart on crime’ message in robocall to Cook County residents
Foxx is running for a second term against O’Brien and Libertarian candidate Brian Dennehy. She took over as state’s attorney after defeating incumbent Anita Alvarez in the 2016 election as the city reeled from the video release of the Chicago police murder of Laquan McDonald. Although she has come under fire for her office’s handling of the Jussie Smollett case as well as this summer’s multiple looting rounds in Chicago, politicians with name recognition nationally and in Illinois have endorsed her.chicagotribune.com