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homicides.suntimes.com — Chicago Sun-Times (IL) - Saturday, February 16, 2013 Author/Byline: Stefano Esposito ; Staff Under different circumstances, President Obama's speech at Hyde Park Academy High School on Friday might have simply been a proud occasion for Mike Lopez. After all, the South Side man's 15-year-old stepdaughter was among the students there to hear the president talk ...
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RT @Suntimes: Two years ago today, Hadiya Pendleton was shot and killed in a senseless act of violence. sun-tim.es/1v9h49Q pic.twitter.com/mK7R44I7Ne

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RT @Suntimes: Two years ago today, Hadiya Pendleton was shot and killed in a senseless act of violence. sun-tim.es/1v9h49Q pic.twitter.com/mK7R44I7Ne

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RT @Suntimes: Two years ago today, Hadiya Pendleton was shot and killed in a senseless act of violence. sun-tim.es/1v9h49Q pic.twitter.com/mK7R44I7Ne

Jan 29, 2015

RT @Suntimes: Two years ago today, Hadiya Pendleton was shot and killed in a senseless act of violence. sun-tim.es/1v9h49Q pic.twitter.com/mK7R44I7Ne

Jan 29, 2015

RT @Suntimes: 2 years ago, Hadiya Pendleton was killed in senseless act of violence. sun-tim.es/1v9h49Q pic.twitter.com/kGkDt9ZPmz

Thibodeau and Bulls seem to be headed for a breakup

chicago.suntimes.com — Posted: 01/28/2015, 06:24pm | Joe Cowley LOS ANGELES - Tune out all the background noise for a moment. That means putting the Jeff Van Gundy-John Paxson war of words on mute, ignoring the rumors that Van Gundy and Bulls management continued that war of words in an American Airlines Center bathroom afterwards, and downplaying the conspiracy theories about why certain players have been medically excused from everyday drills.
Jan 29, 2015

RT @Suntimes: All signs point to a parting of ways after the season for the #Bulls and coach Tom Thibodeau. sun-tim.es/1ERzjk7 pic.twitter.com/zczzmBI1jA

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RT @Suntimes: All signs point to a parting of ways after the season for the #Bulls and coach Tom Thibodeau. sun-tim.es/1ERzjk7 pic.twitter.com/zczzmBI1jA

Jan 29, 2015

Sun-Times @chicagobulls beat writer says"all signs" show Thibs and team destined to part ways. But provides no signs. chicago.suntimes.com/basketball/7/7…

It's Round Two of nuns versus strippers in western suburbs

chicago.suntimes.com — Warning: This story contains a reference to "high friction bodily interactions for money." Or as the not-gonna-take-anymore nuns of Melrose Park also call it in their latest legal assault on their strip club neighbors: Prostitution. "We have investigated and developed irrefutable proof that Club Allure has been engaging in the lucrative business of selling what ...
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RT RT RT @Suntimes Warning: This story contains a reference to “high friction bodily interactions for money.” sun-tim.es/1KcDVT1

Jan 29, 2015

Habit-ual offenders RT @Suntimes: It's Round Two of nuns versus strippers in western suburbs sun-tim.es/1KcDVT1

Emanuel leads field, but poll points to runoff

chicago.suntimes.com — Mayor Rahm Emanuel may be sitting on a huge pile of campaign cash and getting the endorsements of 15 labor unions, but a new poll points to potential trouble ahead in his re-election bid. A Chicago Tribune poll released Tuesday morning shows while Emanuel has a double-digit lead over his nearest challenger, Cook County Commissioner ...

Karen Lewis on mayor's race, illness and willingness 'to work as hard as I can'

chicago.suntimes.com — For a time after a brain tumor sidelined her plans to run against Mayor Rahm Emanuel, Karen Lewis regretted missing her chance. Lewis had long been determined to oust the mayor who had pushed her members to a launch a historic strike, cut schools' budgets and once cursed her out over dinner.
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Karen Lewis on mayor's race, illness and willingness 'to work as hard as I can': chicago.suntimes.com/news/7/71/3279…

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ICYMI: Karen Lewis on mayor's race, illness and willingness 'to work as hard as I can': chicago.suntimes.com/news/7/71/3279…

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Wilson contributes another $665,000 to his own mayoral campaign

chicago.suntimes.com — Mayoral challenger Willie Wilson bought himself instant credibility - and TV time to introduce himself to Chicago voters - by lending his campaign $1 million of his own money. Now, he's doubling down on that investment. Wilson has added $665,000 more to that initial investment in himself, $280,000 of it in the last week - ...

Election 2015: 11th Ward alderman candidates discuss the issues

chicago.suntimes.com — Posted: 01/29/2015, 08:56am | Emily McFarlan Miller The Chicago Sun-Times editorial board will meet with candidates running for alderman in the 11th Ward at 10 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 29, ahead of the Chicago municipal election on Feb. 24.
Jan 29, 2015

RT @emmillerwrites: Is the “Daley” name a blessing or curse today for a politician in the city of Chicago? sun-tim.es/1wEm5B4 #CSTvote15

Jan 29, 2015

Is the “Daley” name a blessing or curse today for a politician in the city of Chicago? sun-tim.es/1wEm5B4 #CSTvote15

Jan 29, 2015

Our editorial board is meeting now with 11th Ward alderman candidates. Follow along on our live blog: sun-tim.es/1wEm5B4 #CSTvote15

Emanuel embraces countdown clocks at red-light camera intersections

chicago.suntimes.com — Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Thursday embraced a costly plan to mandate countdown signals at every one of Chicago's 174 red-light camera intersections and vowed to pay five more tickets issued to his own motorcade for running red lights.
Jan 29, 2015

MT @Suntimes He did it again. Mayor Rahm Emanuel will pay 5 more tickets his motorcade got for running red lights. sun-tim.es/1tA8LCW

16-year-old girl missing from Norwood Park home

chicago.suntimes.com — Posted: 01/29/2015, 03:19pm | LeeAnn Shelton Police are asking the public's help to find a teen who went missing from the Northwest Side Norwood Park neighborhood on Tuesday. Ashley Gooch, 16, left her home in the 5600 block of North Oketo about 6 p.m. and has not returned, police said.

Ponzi schemer gets 25 years for conning elderly investors

chicago.suntimes.com — Posted: 01/29/2015, 02:59pm | Kim Janssen A Northwest suburban Ponzi schemer who conned hundreds of retirees out of their life savings was sentenced to 25 years in prison Thursday by a federal judge who told him he'd done "real damage." Daniel Spitzer, 55, of Barrington, cost 270 victims $34 million by fraudulently promising healthy returns on a U.S.
Jan 29, 2015

Ponzi schemer sentenced to 25 years in prison. He made his victims feel foolish, judge said sun-tim.es/1z9JnVe

After backlash, Indiana Gov. Pence scraps plan for state-run news website

chicago.suntimes.com — INDIANAPOLIS - Indiana won't continue developing a state-run news website, Gov. Mike Pence announced Thursday after days of criticism over his plans to offer prewritten stories to the media. Pence issued a memo to leaders of state agencies, informing them that the state would not create the new website, which was to have been named ...

Indiana Gov. Mike Pence scraps plan for state-run news website

chicago.suntimes.com — INDIANAPOLIS - Indiana Gov. Mike Pence bowed to criticism Thursday, scuttling his plan to develop a state-run news website that had been widely lambasted for its pledge to offer prewritten stories to the media. Pence issued a memo to leaders of state agencies, informing them that the state would not create the new website, which ...

Phoenix nuns rent out monastery guest rooms to Super Bowl goers

national.suntimes.com — Posted: 01/29/2015, 11:23am | Nick Kotecki, Digital Editor at Sun Times Network A group of West Phoenix nuns have monetized their monastery. Sisters of Our Lady of Guadalupe Monastery will provide guest rooms to Seahawks and Patriots fans in town for the Super Bowl.

Yes, Bill Clinton opens his own beer

chicago.suntimes.com — Former President Bill Clinton was on Thursday's episode of the Rachael Ray Show, where he helped Ray cook up some black bean and butternut chili. Here's what we learned: Clinton loves chili. He isn't picking sides, but only rooting for a good game during Sunday's Super Bowl. He loves House of Cards.
Jan 29, 2015

Yes, Bill Clinton opens his own beer (With bonus cringey video!) chicago.suntimes.com/politics/7/71/…

Emanuel unveils infrastructure agenda without mentioning Infrastructure Trust

chicago.suntimes.com — Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Thursday will tout his accomplishments-and outlined his second-term agenda-for rebuilding Chicago's crumbling infrastructure without ever mentioning the Infrastruture Trust he once described as pivotal to that effort. Emanuel is claiming credit for securing "roughly $700 million from Washington" for projects that range from rebuilding the CTA's Red Line South and turning ...

Kings rally past Blackhawks with two late goals in third period

chicago.suntimes.com — Posted: 01/29/2015, 12:17am | Mark Lazerus LOS ANGELES - It wasn't quite Game 5 of last spring's Western Conference final, one of the most thrilling games in recent memory, but Wednesday night's clash between the last two Stanley Cup champions was pretty good all the same.

Poll: Punxsutawney Phil would do a better job than most members of Congress

chicago.suntimes.com — Congress has officially sunk to a new low. While the approval rating of those on Capitol Hill has been hovering at historically low levels, a new poll shows half of Pennsylvania believes Punxsutawney Phil would be a perfectly suitable - and capable - member of Congress.
Jan 29, 2015

RT @Suntimes: 50 percent of those polled say "Phil" would do a better job than those currently in Congress. sun-tim.es/1yR7kAk pic.twitter.com/iw9wh2JqQk

Election 2015: 1st Ward alderman candidates discuss the issues

chicago.suntimes.com — Posted: 01/29/2015, 11:30am | Emily McFarlan Miller The Chicago Sun-Times editorial board will meet with candidates running for alderman in the 1st Ward at 1 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 29, ahead of the Chicago municipal election on Feb. 24. RELATED: Election 2015: Your guide to Chicago mayor, alderman candidates The 1st Ward includes Logan Square, Ukrainian Village and Wicker Park.
Jan 29, 2015

Our editorial board is meeting now with 1st Ward alderman candidates. Follow along on our live blog: sun-tim.es/15LG3Ea #CSTvote15

Judge tosses lawsuit filed by Dwyane Wade's ex

chicago.suntimes.com — Posted: 01/29/2015, 12:23pm | Kim Janssen The latest court action brought by basketball star Dwyane Wade's ex-wife has been tossed out by a federal judge, who ruled that suburban cops had probable cause to arrest her in 2012 on suspicion of attempted child abduction.