CTU strike, Day 4: Talks continue, but Monday classes still uncertain

October 20, 2019 Editor 0

Chicago Teachers Union members and their supporters rally in Daley Plaza earlier this week before marching through the Loop. Friday afternoon, Oct. 18, 2019. | Ashlee Rezin Garcia/Chicago Sun-Times Talks continue Sunday as parents, but students await official word on Monday classes. Chicago Teachers Union and city negotiators returned to […]

Dyer man killed in I-65 motorcycle crash

October 20, 2019 Editor 0

A Dyer man died Oct. 20, 2019, after crashing his motorcycle on Interstate 65 in northwest Indiana. | Sun-Times file photo The man, 26, was northbound at a high rate of speed about 1 a.m. when he slammed into the back of a pickup truck near the Merrillville-U.S. 30 exit […]

Chicago-area high school football schedule: Week 9

October 20, 2019 Editor 0

Taft’s David Dunbar (24) is brought down by Simeon’s Latrell Scott (44). | Kevin Tanaka/For the Sun-Times The complete schedule for Oct. 23 to Oct. 26 Wednesday, Oct. 23 Illini Second City Prosser vs. Clemente at Lane Thursday, Oct. 24 Illini Great Lakes Collins vs. Young at Rockne Dunbar vs. […]

Modernized campgrounds could be coming soon to national parks

October 20, 2019 Editor 0

More than 9.2 million people stayed at national park campgrounds last year, led by tent campers, people traveling in RVs, backcountry campers and those staying at sites run by concessionaires. | stock.adobe.com Redesigning some campgrounds, and adding running water, tent and cabin rentals, food trucks, extended family sites and Wi-Fi […]

Roadside Bigfoot attraction: Georgia museum devoted to Sasquatch

October 20, 2019 Editor 0

A Bigfoot mask and other items donated by the family of Yeti researcher Tom Slick are on display at Expedition: Bigfoot! The Sasquatch Museum in Cherry Log, Georgia. | AP David Bakara, a longtime member of the Bigfoot Field Researchers Organization has filled up a former supper club with Sasquatch […]

Nickelodeon’s ‘The Casagrandes’ extols Mexican American life via animation

October 20, 2019 Editor 0

The animated series “The Casagrandes” features a multigenerational Mexican American family. | Nickelodeon via AP The long-awaited spin-off from the network’s popular animation series, “The Loud House” seeks to tackle family-oriented themes like love, friendship and jealousy. ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — “The Casagrandes,” Nickelodeon’s new original animated series that centers around […]

3 displaced in Grand Crossing fire

October 20, 2019 Editor 0

Three people were displaced Oct. 20, 2019, after a fire in Grand Crossing. | Sun-Times file photo One person was also taken to the University of Chicago Medical Center in serious condition, fire officials said. Three people were left homeless Sunday after a fire ravaged a home in Grand Crossing […]

Rushing to judgment on impeachment could hurt Dems

October 20, 2019 Editor 0

President Donald Trump | AP file photo Trump argues that his push to have the Ukrainian government investigate the Biden’s was part of his mandate to fight corruption. That might play well with fair-minded voters.  For some Democrats, impeachment has become a rush to judgment. That rush may do them in. […]

2 wounded in West Town drive-by

October 20, 2019 Editor 0

Two people were wounded in a shooting in West Town Oct. 20, 2019. | Sun-Times file photo. They were in the 200 block of North Laflin Street when someone shot them, police said. Two people were wounded when they were shot Sunday in West Town. A 22-year-old man was standing […]

Bulls rookie Coby White downplays his electric preseason

October 20, 2019 Editor 0

White didn’t get caught up in a shaky Summer League performance, in which he shot 3-for-30 from three-point range, so he’s not going to overreact to an eye-opening preseason. Rookie guard Coby White’s first Summer League in Las Vegas was a nightmare. His decision-making at point guard was questionable, and […]

Man fatally shot in Lawndale

October 20, 2019 Editor 0

A 39-year-old man was shot and killed in Lawndale Oct. 19, 2019. | File photo Crevaul Smith was standing on the sidewalk in the 2900 block of West Harrison Street, when shots were fired, police said. A 39-year-old man was shot and killed Saturday in Lawndale on the West Side. […]

Man found with a gunshot wound in Gary

October 20, 2019 Editor 0

A man was found with gunshot wounds in Gary Oct. 19, 2019. | Adobe Stock photo Authorities found 50-year-old Antonio Reeves in the 500 block of Ralston Street, and he was pronounced dead on the scene. A 50-year-old man was killed in a shooting Saturday in northwest Indiana. Officers responded […]

What feds could reveal about ComEd/Exelon’s political muscle

October 18, 2019 Editor 0

The Illinois State Capitol in Springfield. | AP File Photo/Seth Perlman What will be truly fascinating is if the feds ever publish a list of politicians who allegedly got sweet favors for their votes. The political muscle of ComEd/Exelon aced its last major test in 2016, when the energy companies […]