Chicago Sun-Times http://www.suntimes.com Latest news from the Chicago Sun-Times Online en-us webmaster@suntimes.com (Editor) Newspapers http://www.suntimes.com/csp/cms/sites/STM/assets/img/logos/suntimes.gif Chicago Sun-Times http://www.suntimes.com 84 34 30 Copyright 2014 <![CDATA[ Top 10 Chicago stories of 2012: How would you rank them? ]]> Lead story image

2012 was a busy year. Here are 10 of the most talked about Chicago stories of the year. Drag and drop the stories to let us know how you would rank them with the top story being the most important. Did we miss an important story? Let us know at the end of the interactive survey. ]]> Fri, 28 Dec 2012 14:26:15 -0500 http://www.suntimes.com/review2012/17117381-791/top-10-chicago-stories-of-2012-how-would-you-rank-them.html http://www.suntimes.com/review2012/17117381-791/top-10-chicago-stories-of-2012-how-would-you-rank-them.html <![CDATA[ Protests, verdicts, votes: The top 10 Chicago stories of 2012 ]]> Lead story image

A pair of politicians was humbled while teachers, NATO protesters assembled to make their points. ]]> Tue, 31 Dec 2013 17:20:52 -0500 http://www.suntimes.com/review2012/17248089-418/protests-verdicts-votes-the-top-10-chicago-stories-of-2012.html http://www.suntimes.com/review2012/17248089-418/protests-verdicts-votes-the-top-10-chicago-stories-of-2012.html <![CDATA[ 2012 Sun-Times pictures of the year ]]> Lead story image

Chicago Sun-Times photographers’ picks for 2012’s photos of the year. ]]> Thu, 31 Jan 2013 06:18:31 -0500 http://www.suntimes.com/review2012/17203166-791/2012-sun-times-pictures-of-the-year.html http://www.suntimes.com/review2012/17203166-791/2012-sun-times-pictures-of-the-year.html <![CDATA[ Our best recipes for 2012 ]]> Lead story image

We had so many wonderful recipes we featured in the Food section during the last year. That makes it tough to whittle the list down to just 10. The 10 we’ve selected as the year’s best — some sweet, some savory — all deserve a second look. And if you have some down time this week, get into the kitchen and try one — or more — out. You won’t be disappointed. Sue Ontiveros, Food editor … ]]> Wed, 26 Dec 2012 15:57:20 -0500 http://www.suntimes.com/review2012/17098300-423/our-best-recipes-for-2012.html http://www.suntimes.com/review2012/17098300-423/our-best-recipes-for-2012.html <![CDATA[ Chicago’s top business stories of 2012, a year of turnarounds, tailspins ]]> Lead story image

A lot of good things happened during the year. Stocks rose, the housing market began healing, and there was a sense that the Chicago economy was on the move and experimenting. Jarring job losses occurred, of course, but capitalism’s creative destruction was on full display. ]]> Thu, 31 Jan 2013 06:35:52 -0500 http://www.suntimes.com/review2012/17253227-420/chicagos-top-business-stories-of-2012-a-year-of-turnarounds-tailspins.html http://www.suntimes.com/review2012/17253227-420/chicagos-top-business-stories-of-2012-a-year-of-turnarounds-tailspins.html <![CDATA[ Brandon Marshall is Sun-Times Sportsperson of Year ]]> Lead story image

Blackhawks winger Patrick Kane and Bulls center Joakim Noah compare favorite late-night hot spots. It’s comical how Noah towers over Kane at the banquet table. Bears quarterback Jay Cutler and Hawks captain Jonathan Toews are swapping concussion experiences. Wide-eyed Notre Dame linebacker Manti Te’o soaks up advice from Bears linebackers Brian Urlacher and Lance Briggs, while Bulls star Derrick Rose introduces himself to White Sox left-hander Chris Sale. Everybody laughs when Bears cornerback Charles Tillman punches a basket of dinner rolls from the hands of a passing waiter. The sound of a knife gently striking crystal quiets the room. Everybody … ]]> Tue, 29 Jan 2013 06:30:08 -0500 http://www.suntimes.com/review2012/17251594-606/brandon-marshall-is-sun-times-sportsperson-of-year.html http://www.suntimes.com/review2012/17251594-606/brandon-marshall-is-sun-times-sportsperson-of-year.html <![CDATA[ A sound year for Chicago’s classical music scene ]]> Lead story image

Despite the recession and worries about the state of classical music, 2012 found concert music and opera here in good to great condition — even with an unexpected 48-hour strike by the Chicago Symphony Orchestra in September. Among the highlights: the stewardships of the CSO’s Riccardo Muti and Lyric Opera’s Anthony Freud. ]]> Thu, 31 Jan 2013 06:17:59 -0500 http://www.suntimes.com/review2012/17168455-421/a-sound-year-for-chicagos-classical-music-scene.html http://www.suntimes.com/review2012/17168455-421/a-sound-year-for-chicagos-classical-music-scene.html <![CDATA[ Ihnatko: The best tech products of 2012 ]]> Lead story image

When I’m choosing tech products and services for a “best of the year” list, there’s only one valid criteria: the things that remained a big part of my life after the review was over and done with. Here are my favorites. ]]> Tue, 29 Jan 2013 06:42:01 -0500 http://www.suntimes.com/review2012/17255031-452/ihnatko-the-best-tech-products-of-2012.html http://www.suntimes.com/review2012/17255031-452/ihnatko-the-best-tech-products-of-2012.html <![CDATA[ The five greatest TV characters we lost in 2012 ]]> Lead story image

LORI RACKL: We’ll miss these interesting (if fictional) people from “The Walking Dead,” “Boardwalk Empire” and elsewhere. May they rest in prime-time peace. ]]> Tue, 29 Jan 2013 06:12:40 -0500 http://www.suntimes.com/review2012/17144376-421/the-five-greatest-tv-characters-we-lost-in-2012.html http://www.suntimes.com/review2012/17144376-421/the-five-greatest-tv-characters-we-lost-in-2012.html <![CDATA[ The year’s 10 most memorable moments in Chicago sports ]]> Lead story image

The year began with angst over the Bears losing five of their last six games and missing the playoffs last season. The new year might begin with more angst if they can’t sneak into the playoffs after starting 7-1 this season. Leave it to the Bears to add  perhaps the best receiver in franchise history, only to see their offense become less productive. Here are the 10 most memorable moments in Chicago sports from 2012: 10 The year began with a change at Halas Hall, as longtime general  manager Jerry Angelo was  relieved of his duties and  eventually replaced by … ]]> Thu, 27 Dec 2012 12:57:19 -0500 http://www.suntimes.com/review2012/17235195-419/the-years-10-most-memorable-moments-in-chicago-sports.html http://www.suntimes.com/review2012/17235195-419/the-years-10-most-memorable-moments-in-chicago-sports.html <![CDATA[ Richard Roeper’s year in movies and his Top 10 list ]]> Lead story image

RICHARD ROEPER: When movie reviewers compile their annual recaps, they almost never gush about the year as a whole. Either it was a horrible year or an average year or at best a pretty good year. Maybe it’s because we’re still close to the experience to put it in perspective, or we’re screening-scarred from enduring two-hour films based on mediocre TV shows from our youth and reboots of franchise that just “booted” a decade ago. Or maybe it’s just the nature of the movie-reviewing beast. ]]> Thu, 31 Jan 2013 06:17:49 -0500 http://www.suntimes.com/review2012/17162525-421/richard-roepers-year-in-movies-and-his-top-10-list.html http://www.suntimes.com/review2012/17162525-421/richard-roepers-year-in-movies-and-his-top-10-list.html <![CDATA[ Adele voted Associated Press ‘Entertainer of the Year’ ]]> Lead story image

NEW YORK — Adele rolled so deep in 2012 that she’s been voted The Associated Press Entertainer of the Year. In 132 ballots submitted by members and subscribers of the AP, Adele easily outpaced other vote-getters like Taylor Swift, “Fifty Shades of Grey” author E.L. James, the South Korean pop star PSY and the cast of “Twilight.” Editors and broadcasters were asked to cast their ballot for who had the most influence on entertainment and culture in 2012. Adele’s year began in triumph at the Grammys, where she won six awards including album of the year for her sophomore disc … ]]> Thu, 27 Dec 2012 12:57:53 -0500 http://www.suntimes.com/review2012/17110920-421/adele-voted-associated-press-entertainer-of-the-year.html http://www.suntimes.com/review2012/17110920-421/adele-voted-associated-press-entertainer-of-the-year.html <![CDATA[ 10 celebrity shockers to cap off another year in Tinseltown ]]> Lead story image

BILL ZWECKER: Very few celebrity chroniclers anticipated Kristen Stewart’s cheating or George Lucas’ big Disney deal. ]]> Sat, 26 Jan 2013 06:16:09 -0500 http://www.suntimes.com/review2012/17209687-452/10-celebrity-shockers-to-cap-off-another-year-in-tinseltown.html http://www.suntimes.com/review2012/17209687-452/10-celebrity-shockers-to-cap-off-another-year-in-tinseltown.html <![CDATA[ 2012 delivered highs, lows and all sorts of great pop shows ]]> Lead story image

THOMAS CONNER: Chicago led a new rap scene, sampled a new way to do Taste and hosted concerts both pleasing (Roger Waters, fun.) and less so (One Direction, Prince). ]]> Thu, 27 Dec 2012 17:17:41 -0500 http://www.suntimes.com/review2012/17231337-421/2012-delivered-highs-lows-and-all-sorts-of-great-pop-shows.html http://www.suntimes.com/review2012/17231337-421/2012-delivered-highs-lows-and-all-sorts-of-great-pop-shows.html <![CDATA[ From ‘Boardwalk’ to ‘Downton Abbey,’ television’s top 10 moments of 2012 ]]> Lead story image

LORI RACKL: Ann Curry bid “Today” viewers adieu, and Don Draper was serenaded with “Zou Bisou Bisou.” ]]> Thu, 27 Dec 2012 12:57:46 -0500 http://www.suntimes.com/review2012/17021243-421/from-boardwalk-to-downton-abbey-televisions-top-10-moments-of-2012.html http://www.suntimes.com/review2012/17021243-421/from-boardwalk-to-downton-abbey-televisions-top-10-moments-of-2012.html <![CDATA[ The year in photos: The best from the Associated Press for 2012 ]]> Lead story image

… ]]> Thu, 27 Dec 2012 12:09:09 -0500 http://www.suntimes.com/review2012/17159421-791/the-year-in-photos-the-best-from-the-associated-press-for-2012.html http://www.suntimes.com/review2012/17159421-791/the-year-in-photos-the-best-from-the-associated-press-for-2012.html