Chicago Sun-Times Latest news from the Chicago Sun-Times Online en-us (Editor) Newspapers Chicago Sun-Times 84 34 30 Copyright 2014 <![CDATA[ Pal of Cicero Town President Larry Dominick to plead guilty ]]> Lead story image

Plumber George Hunter — whose sewer business has received more than $1.8 million from Cicero taxpayers without a contract — is accused of dodging more than $400,000 in taxes. ]]> Wed, 23 Jul 2014 02:17:22 -0500 <![CDATA[ Grieving mom files second suit against father-in-law Chicago cop ]]> Lead story image

A grieving suburban mom whose home was raided by the DEA just days after her 8-year-old daughter died of cancer has filed a second lawsuit against her former Chicago cop father-in-law, who she says helped her grow marijuana to medicate her dying child, then maliciously ratted her out. ]]> Wed, 23 Jul 2014 10:04:01 -0500 <![CDATA[ Malaysia jet victims’ bodies arrive in Netherlands ]]>

EINDHOVEN, Netherlands — Two military transport planes carrying 40 coffins bearing victims of the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 landed Wednesday in the southern city of Eindhoven, and pro-Russian rebels shot down two fighter jets in Ukraine’s restive east as fighting flared in the region. Six days after the Boeing 777 was shot down over the battlefields of eastern Ukraine, the first bodies finally arrived in the Netherlands, the country that bore the heaviest toll in the crash that killed all 298 passengers and crew. A Dutch Hercules C-130 that Dutch government spokesman Lodewijk Hekking says is carrying 16 … ]]> Wed, 23 Jul 2014 11:16:16 -0500 <![CDATA[ Police question person of interest in shooting death of 11-year-old ]]> Lead story image

Chicago police are questioning a person of interest in the shooting death of 11-year-old Shamiya Adams, slain last week during a sleepover on the West Side ]]> Wed, 23 Jul 2014 09:44:00 -0500 <![CDATA[ Facebook page helps musicians recover stolen equipment ]]> Lead story image

Chris Kneale nearly vomited when he saw a pile of broken glass on the Wicker Park street where his van had been parked. It contained all the equipment his Brooklyn-based band, Go Deep, had brought to town for a gig in late May, including gear he purchased with money he saved by renting his bedroom to a boarder and crashing on the couch. Kneale’s story is not unusual — a fact that Chicagoan Tracy Kreuser wants to change. ]]> Wed, 23 Jul 2014 12:03:39 -0500 <![CDATA[ Ex-CPS janitor charged with sexually attacking 2 students ]]> Lead story image

A former Bowen High School janitor raped one student and fondled another in classrooms while he worked at the South Side school in 2012 and 2013, Cook County prosecutors said Tuesday. ]]> Tue, 22 Jul 2014 15:04:05 -0500 <![CDATA[ Driver appears in court on charges in fatal I-55 crash ]]> Lead story image

JOLIET — The driver of a semitrailer involved in a crash on Interstate 55 Monday that killed four people, including an 11-year-old girl, is being held on $1 million bond. Francisco Espinal Quiroz, 51, of Leesburg, Ind., appeared in Will County bond court Tuesday afternoon. He is charged with felonies for false reporting of driving records and failure to maintain record of duty status. He also was cited for failure to reduce speed to prevent an accident. Assistant State’s Attorney James Long said the investigation is still ongoing and other charges, including reckless homicide, are possible. Two fatal crashes occurred … ]]> Wed, 23 Jul 2014 02:17:44 -0500 <![CDATA[ Prosecutors: Man brags about ‘Fat Man’ tattoo during alleged rape ]]> Lead story image

A South Side man who raped a woman during a home invasion bragged about his “Fat Man” tattoo during the attack and repeatedly asked the victim if she’d be his girlfriend, Cook County prosecutors said. ]]> Tue, 22 Jul 2014 15:54:02 -0500 <![CDATA[ Reputed mobster allegedly tossed woman down stairs 3 times: affidavit ]]> Lead story image

An informant said Robert “Bobby” Panozzo Sr., 54, boasted about killing an elderly woman around 1987, according to an affidavit police obtained for a search warrant. Panozzo “jokes about how surprisingly difficult it was to murder an elderly woman,” according to the affidavit. ]]> Tue, 22 Jul 2014 02:15:06 -0500 <![CDATA[ 1 dead, 6 injured in shootings across city ]]>

One man was killed and at least six people, including three teenage boys, were shot across the city Monday evening. ]]> Tue, 22 Jul 2014 06:13:34 -0500 <![CDATA[ OSI Group, based in Aurora, investigates report that expired meat reprocessed ]]>

The meat supplier at the center of China’s latest food scandal is a unit of Aurora-based OSI Group, a major beef and chicken supplier to McDonald’s restaurants. OSI Group issued a statement Monday saying it has launched its own investigation into a report on China’s Dragon TV that workers at its factory in Shanghai were caught on camera reprocessing expired and discarded meat, including picking up meat off of the floor and mixing fresh meat with meat older than the expiration date. ]]> Mon, 21 Jul 2014 20:28:00 -0500