Chicago Sun-Times Latest news from the Chicago Sun-Times Online en-us (Editor) Newspapers Chicago Sun-Times 84 34 30 Copyright 2014 <![CDATA[ Jay Cutler benched; Jimmy Clausen to start Sunday for Bears ]]> Lead story image

The benching increases the possibility the Bears could seek takers for Cutler’s big arm and bigger contract — he’s guaranteed $15.5 million next season — once the team’s nightmare season ends.   ]]> Wed, 17 Dec 2014 21:25:30 -0600 <![CDATA[ City Hall halts private parking on city lots near United Center ]]> Lead story image

THE WATCHDOGS: For nearly 20 years, three politically connected companies have been using city-owned property, without paying rent or property taxes on the land, to park cars in the shadows of the United Center. ]]> Wed, 17 Dec 2014 22:21:31 -0600 <![CDATA[ Roeper: Faced with fear or courage on ‘The Interview,’ Sony caves ]]> Lead story image

U.S. officials said they believe the North Korean government was behind the hack on Sony Pictures Entertainment. If the mission was to shut down the release of “The Interview,” humiliate Sony and make it seem like a lot of people will retreat in the face of a possible threat, it was extremely successful. ]]> Wed, 17 Dec 2014 19:44:45 -0600 <![CDATA[ Chicago couple found guilty of stealing millions in state grants ]]> Lead story image

A jury in Springfield has found a Chicago couple guilty of stealing more than $3 million in taxpayer money in a scheme that involved grants from the Illinois Department of Public Health, according to the U.S. Attorney's office. ]]> Wed, 17 Dec 2014 16:27:09 -0600 <![CDATA[ Alderman wants dogs allowed in new Maggie Daley Park ]]> Lead story image

“As the proud owner of two dogs, I am very sympathetic to concerns about prohibiting dogs in the northern portion of Grant Park,” Ald. Brendan Reilly (42nd) wrote in a newsletter to constituents. ]]> Wed, 17 Dec 2014 11:09:37 -0600 <![CDATA[ High school once named Obama Prep could be built on riverfront ]]>

A vacant riverfront parcel at Division and Halsted has emerged as the frontrunner for construction of a new, $60 million selective-enrollment high school that Mayor Rahm Emanuel initially had planned to name after President Barack Obama. ]]> Wed, 17 Dec 2014 21:10:08 -0600