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Hey, did you read:
• That Willie Louis, who in 1955 braved intimidation and testified against Emmett Till’s killers, died last week in Oak Lawn at age 76? (Despite Louis’s testimony, an all-white Mississippi jury acquitted the two defendants; in a magazine article four months later, they admitted murdering Till, a 14-year-old who was visiting from Chicago.) —Steve Bogira
• That Marv Rotblatt, a short pitcher who had a short career with the White Sox, died earlier this month in Evanston at age 85? (He’ll live on in the annual marathon Carleton College softball game started 46 years ago and named in his honor.) —Steve Bogira