Edna Stewart, Chicago's Soul Food Queen, Dies At 72

08/14/2010 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011
  • NBC Chicago

Family members say Chicago cook and restaurant owner Edna Stewart, whose West Side establishment was almost as famous for its political clientele as it was for its soul food, has died less than a week after her 72nd birthday.

Stewart's brother, Sam Mitchell Jr., said she was diagnosed with ovarian cancer in November and died Friday morning at Rush Oak Park Hospital.

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