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5 Dead, 29 Hurt In City Weekend Violence

Chicago Sun-Times | Posted 08.06.2012 | Chicago

Five men are dead and at least 29 people were wounded in acts of violence around the city this weekend. The weekend’s first fatality occurred ear...

Alderman Hospitalized After Collapsing At Event

Chicago Sun-Times | Posted 07.30.2012 | Chicago

A South Side alderman was hospitalized Sunday evening after she collapsed at a music festival she was hosting in the Englewood neighborhood. Ald. J...


Hermene Hartman | Posted 09.21.2012 | Chicago
Hermene Hartman

Stella has been a good friend to many and I will miss her. The Chicago Sun Times will not be the same. Thanks Stella for a great job for 43 years.

City Will Hire More Teachers To Handle Longer CPS School Day

Posted 07.24.2012 | Chicago

After months of acrimony culminating in a 90 percent strike authorization vote, the Chicago Teachers Union and the city have reached an agreement that...

New CPS Budget Offers Pay Raises, Dips Into Reserves

Chicago Sun-Times | Posted 07.06.2012 | Chicago

Facing a $665 million deficit, Chicago school officials released a budget plan Friday for the coming year that relies on the school system’s most dr...

Sun-Times Parent Company Buys Chicago Reader

Posted 05.23.2012 | Chicago

The Chicago Reader, reported earlier this year to be on the auction block, was officially purchased Wednesday by Wrapports LLC, the parent company of ...

Sun-Times Parent To Buy Chicago Reader For $3 Million

Crain's Chicago Business | Lynne Marek | Posted 07.09.2012 | Chicago

(Crain's) -- Wrapports LLC, the parent of the Chicago Sun-Times, is poised to purchase the Chicago Reader as soon as next week for about $3 million, a...

‘Little Louie’ Still Getting To Second Base At Sox Park

Chicago Sun-Times | Posted 04.27.2012 | Chicago

White Sox Hall of Fame shortstop Luis Aparicio hasn’t played big league ball in nearly 40 years, but the guy still gets to second base at Sox Park. ...

TribLocal Announces Partnership With Journatic, Changes To Local Coverage

Posted 04.23.2012 | Chicago

The Chicago Tribune's hyper-local online and print division, TribLocal, announced big changes stemming from a Tribune Co. investment in Chicago-based ...

Mayor Rahm Emanuel Rolls Out Public Relations Razzle-Dazzle

David Ormsby | Posted 06.03.2012 | Chicago
David Ormsby

In the spite of the public relations razzle-dazzle, the substance of the mayor's strategy is unshakably sound.

Chicago Reader On The Auction Block; Sun-Times Solicited As Buyer

Crain's Chicago Business | Lynne Marek | Posted 05.12.2012 | Chicago

(Crain's) -- The owner of the Chicago Reader has put the alternative weekly on the sales block, hiring a Dallas firm to help shop the paper, according...

The Board of Education's Circus Act Doesn't Help Kids

Kenzo Shibata | Posted 04.16.2012 | Chicago
Kenzo Shibata

The December 14th takeover of the Chicago Board of Education meeting by parents and educators was at the first meeting after CPS announced its desire to "turnaround" ten schools. Immediately following, there was blowback from the mainstream media.

Tribune Defends Candidate Endorsements, After Sun-Times Ducks Out

Posted 01.24.2012 | Chicago

The Chicago Tribune on Tuesday published an editorial stating that, despite the Sun-Times' Monday announcement that they would cease making candidate ...

Dem-Leaning Newspaper Stops Making Political Endorsements

Posted 01.23.2012 | Chicago

The Chicago Sun-Times announced late Sunday that, for the first time since it launched 71 years ago, it will not be making endorsements in the upcomin...

Report: Sun-Times To Be Sold For More Than $20 Million

Posted 12.21.2011 | Chicago

The Chicago Sun-Times, the city's second biggest newspaper whose recent financial woes led to a bankruptcy declaration in 2009 and the recent erection...

Sun-Times Launches Paywall For Online Content

Posted 12.06.2011 | Chicago

One of Chicago's two main daily newspapers will be introducing a "metered" paywall later this week. The Chicago Sun-Times announced late Tuesday th...

Could the Occupy Chicago Movement Help Gov. Pat Quinn Sustain ComEd "Smart Grid" Veto?

David Ormsby | Posted 12.12.2011 | Chicago
David Ormsby

The thinking among Springfield insiders up until a few weeks had been that the legislature was likely to override Governor Quinn's veto of ComEd's "Smart Grid" bill. That was before the Occupy Wall Street movement ignited.

Two Thumbs Up for Ebert And "Life Itself"

Cathleen Falsani | Posted 11.23.2011 | Religion
Cathleen Falsani

The chapter "How I Believe in God," is one of the more self-aware, humble and eloquent accounts of personal belief I've ever read.

Food Critic Fired After 27 Years

Time Out Chicago | Posted 11.13.2011 | Home

After 27 years and countless restaurant reviews for the Chicago Sun-Times, Pat Bruno never thought it would end this way. Not with just a phone call f...

Student Arrested And Expelled For Writing Name On Desk, Peers Seek Change

Posted 09.14.2011 | Education

A Chicago student advocacy group is fed up with its school system's zero-tolerance disciplinary policies. Voices of Youth in Chicago Education rall...

The Hidden Truth About Chatham

Zack Isaacs | Posted 08.29.2011 | Chicago
Zack Isaacs

For years, Chatham has been the premier black community on the South Side with nice homes and manicured lawns. But some residents feel their "grass wa...

Sun-Times Critic Ousted After Inaccurate 'Glee' Review

Chicago Tribune | Posted 08.09.2011 | Chicago

Paige Wiser is out at the Chicago Sun-Times after 17 years, the last three as its television critic, because her "Glee Live!" concert review in Sunday...

Does Illinois Need More Casinos? Columnists Set the Stakes

Danny Groner | Posted 08.02.2011 | Chicago
Danny Groner

It's now up to Gov. Pat Quinn to decide whether the state gets more casinos to help jumpstart the local economy. Quinn told reporters the bill, which passed the state Senate on Tuesday, was "excessive."

Sun-Times Reporters Win Pulitzer For Local Reporting

Posted 06.18.2011 | Chicago

On a warm April weekend in 2008, 40 people were shot--seven fatally--in Chicago. The story made national news, if only for a day or two. But two repor...

Alcoholic Fallout

Brenda Wilhelmson | Posted 06.01.2011 | Books
Brenda Wilhelmson

I knew I was stomping on toes when I was writing Diary of an Alcoholic Housewife. I wasn't just telling my story, I was telling other people's stories, too--or at least my side of their stories.