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Palos Park man fatally shot in apparent robbery Chicago

  • Written by Tim Hadac

A 66-year-old Palos Park man was shot in the chest and killed at about 2 p.m. last Saturday, in an apparent robbery on Chicago’s Southwest Side.
Herbert Goode was the owner of Silver Cloud Galleries, 20 W. Ohio St., Chicago, a high-end, custom framing and fine art services firm. He was shot near 57th and Claremont, where his company maintains a production facility.
Goode was shot several times and pronounced dead on Saturday afternoon at Mount Sinai Hospital.
A Chicago police spokesman told The Regional News on Tuesday afternoon that no one has been charged in the killing and that the case remains under investigation.
Goode is survived by his wife, Karen, son, Alex, and other family and friends, according to published reports.
Goode was an animal lover and donor to animal welfare groups, his son said, and had volunteered his time over the years to a number of community organizations.
To honor Goode’s memory, donations are being accepted at gofundme.com. As of Tuesday afternoon, nearly $2,000 has been raised and will be donated to the Animal Welfare League, 10305 S. Southwest Highway, Chicago Ridge.
Family friend Lisa Conn, who launched the GoFundMe page, wrote that the lives of many people “have been touched by Herb, Karen, and Alex in some way.
“You know the kind of people they’ve always been: the warmest, funniest, most vibrantly intelligent individuals in any room,” she continued. “You know that as a unit, they are the kindest, most thoughtful, and generously loving family anyone could ever have the good fortune to encounter. You know that no one in their orbit has ever been allowed to drift alone because they welcomed everyone with open hearts.”
In a Facebook post on Monday, Alex Goode thanked everyone for the outpouring of sympathy and support.
“We very much appreciate your texts and emails...but please forgive us if we do not answer your phone calls at this time,” he wrote. “No memorial arrangements have been made yet, and if you’ve read the articles or seen it on the news, you know just as much about what happened as we do.”