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Mary Compton leaves a legacy of compassion and a photo collage of south suburban life

When Mary Compton died on Christmas Eve, the South Suburbs lost a keen-eyed photojournalist, a generous writer and an empathetic soul.

Regular readers of the Chronicle will be familiar with her work. From 2017 to 2021 she helped us capture the life and lives of the Homewood-Flossmoor community. See below for a gallery of some of our favorite photos she took over the years.

Mary Compton

What I remember most about Mary, in addition to her enthusiasm for every assignment, was her eye. She really saw people, not just as photo subjects but . . .

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