Chicago Sun-Times Latest news from the Chicago Sun-Times Online en-us (Editor) Newspapers Chicago Sun-Times 84 34 30 Copyright 2014 <![CDATA[ Emanuel says red-light cameras ‘have to be 100 percent right’ ]]> Lead story image

Mayor Rahm Emanuel said Thursday he’s “angry” about the unexplained spike that generated at least 9,000 questionable red-light camera tickets at a dozen Chicago intersections and said the system “has to be 100 percent right” to be trusted. ]]> Thu, 24 Jul 2014 17:27:51 -0500 <![CDATA[ Hawk Harrelson fired Tony La Russa and the rest is baseball history ]]> Lead story image

Tony La Russa by the numbers? Three teams, six pennants, three World Series titles and . . . well, let Hawk Harrelson take it from here. “He managed 33 years, and he only got fired one time,” Harrelson said this week. “You’re talking to the one ass---- that fired him.” That stretch with the White Sox between 1979 and 1986 on La Russa’s résumé is the more forgettable part of a Hall of Fame managerial career that included repeated World Series appearances with the Oakland Athletics and St. Louis Cardinals. But La Russa, 69, doesn’t wind up in Cooperstown, New York, this … ]]> Fri, 25 Jul 2014 02:29:23 -0500 <![CDATA[ Michelle Obama to Chicago donors: ‘Write the biggest, fattest check . . . you can’ ]]> Lead story image

First lady Michelle Obama was especially frank Thursday evening when addressing a crowd of some 150 Chicago donors about the best way to influence politics: “Write the biggest, fattest check that you can possibly write.” Here to raise money for the national Democratic Party, the first lady also put in a plug for local Democrat Gov. Pat Quinn, pledging to “do everything in our power to make sure he gets over the finish line. He is the guy for this state.” ]]> Fri, 25 Jul 2014 02:23:57 -0500 <![CDATA[ Los Angeles man arrested in 1992 murder of Skokie teen ]]> Lead story image

A 71-year-old man has been in arrested in the 1992 death of a Skokie teen found strangled in a Morton Grove forest preserve, the boy’s mother told the Chicago Sun-Times on Thursday. ]]> Fri, 25 Jul 2014 02:18:27 -0500 <![CDATA[ Jordan Lynch a fan-and-GM favorite ]]> Lead story image

BOURBONNAIS — On Friday, the first day of practice at Bears training camp, it could be family members who occupy the sidelines at Olivet Nazarene University. The next day, it could be friends from Mount Greenwood and Mount Carmel. Next week, it could be former teammates and coaches from NIU. Running back Jordan Lynch is just that popular. “I’m sure my dad will be down here every day,” Lynch said. “It’s only about 40 minutes away.” Lynch already knows his way around campus, having been a fan in attendance a handful of times. But the drive down Interstate-57 felt different … ]]> Fri, 25 Jul 2014 02:23:34 -0500 <![CDATA[ Cops: Gang member fired ‘without care,’ hit girl at sleepover ]]> Lead story image

A teenage gang member fired into a crowd of rivals “without care” in retaliation for a fistfight he wasn’t even involved in — but wound up killing an 11-year-old girl who was at a nearby building for a sleepover, police said Thursday. ]]> Fri, 25 Jul 2014 02:18:12 -0500