Funeral held today for Ald. JoAnn Thompson

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CHICAGO -- The funeral for 16th Ward Alderman JoAnn Thompson was today.

The funeral started at 12 p.m. at Freedom Temple at 1459 West 74th Street.

Thompson had been serving in the City Council since 2007.

She was running for her third term in office.

She is known for bringing a Whole Foods to the Englewood neighborhood and starting an annual music festival.

Thompson died last Monday night from sudden heart failure.

She was 58.

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