Funeral services will be held Thursday for the granddaughter of Joliet City Councilwoman Susie Barber, who was killed Sept. 22 in an Arkansas convenience store robbery.
Akiya Egeston, 29, a Joliet native and Joliet Central High School graduate, was a clerk at the North Little Rock store where the robbery occurred, according to a story in the Joliet Herald News. She is survived by her husband and two sons, ages 6 and 9.
Three suspects have been arrested and charged in the murder, according to an online story by news radio station KARN-FM. Police say the three men left the store after being unable to open the safe, but one returned and shot Egeston, the story said.