Chicago Sun-Times Latest news from the Chicago Sun-Times Online en-us (Editor) Newspapers Chicago Sun-Times 84 34 30 Copyright 2014 <![CDATA[ Wallenda says Willis Tower not suited for high-wire act ]]> Lead story image

Tightrope walker Nik Wallenda, who’s already walked across Niagra Falls, wants to do a walk in Chicago. He was in the city Thursday to scout sites but says the city’s two tallest buildings — the Willis Tower and the Trump International Hotel and Tower — likely aren’t suitable. ]]> Fri, 18 Apr 2014 02:25:39 -0500 <![CDATA[ Chicago man runs for good in 35th Boston Marathon ]]> Lead story image

When Mark Buciak looks back on the Boston Marathon bombings, he pictures empty lunch tables at an outdoor cafe, with silverware and plates of food, but no people. Quiet. He witnessed the scene from behind a crime scene fence the day after he was stopped, along with thousands of other runners, three blocks from the finish line, unaware of what happened. On Monday, Buciak, 53, who lives in Lincoln Park, will again run in Boston — for the 35th consecutive time. ]]> Fri, 18 Apr 2014 18:28:00 -0500 <![CDATA[ 12-year-old boy shot in Altgeld Gardens neighborhood ]]>

The boy was shot in the leg about 8:45 p.m. after he walked past two males in the 13100 block of South Corliss Avenue, police said. He was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn. ]]> Fri, 18 Apr 2014 00:56:00 -0500 <![CDATA[ CTA plans L overpass at Belmont to eliminate bottleneck ]]> Lead story image

Some Lake View residents were in an uproar Thursday over CTA plans to raze up to 19 buildings and create an elevated bypass just north of Belmont to address a major bottleneck involving the Red, Purple and Brown Line trains. ]]> Fri, 18 Apr 2014 02:26:41 -0500 <![CDATA[ Avalanche sweeps Mount Everest; 6 guides killed, 9 missing ]]>

The Sherpa guides had gone early in the morning to fix the ropes for hundreds of climbers when the avalanche hit them just below Camp 2 around 6:30 a.m., said Nepal Tourism Ministry official Krishna Lamsal, speaking from the base camp and monitoring the rescue efforts. Four bodies have been recovered and rescuers were digging two more out of the snow, he said. ]]> Fri, 18 Apr 2014 01:02:43 -0500 <![CDATA[ Teen shot in the face in Chicago’s Auburn Gresham neighborhood ]]>

The 18-year-old was walking in the 8900 block of South Justine Street about just before noon when two males in a silver SUV drove up and fired shots, striking him in the face, according to Chicago Police. ]]> Thu, 17 Apr 2014 17:28:28 -0500 <![CDATA[ Ex-con who robs bank to go to jail gets 3.5-year sentence ]]> Lead story image

An aging ex-con who deliberately got caught robbing a bank so that he could go back to prison had his wish fulfilled Thursday by a federal judge. ]]> Fri, 18 Apr 2014 02:25:26 -0500 <![CDATA[ Daughter of Harold’s Chicken founder fights to preserve legacy ]]> Lead story image

MARY MITCHELL: The daughter of the founder of Harold’s Chicken Shack is asking for the city’s help in her fight to stop people from ripping off the iconic brand. Kristen Pierce-Sherrod and her husband, Vincent Sherrod, say they are the legal owners of the Harold’s Chicken name, but a half-dozen “rogue” stores have popped up in recent years. “We want to take back control over what’s rightfully ours,” she said. ]]> Thu, 17 Apr 2014 03:19:35 -0500 <![CDATA[ CTA plans Red Line improvements on North, South sides ]]> Lead story image

North and South Side riders of the CTA’s busiest rail line — the Red Line — should see improvements under plans outlined Wednesday. For North Siders, the CTA could begin work as early as 2017 on a $1.13 billion plan to upgrade track and rehab four stations, from Lawrence to Bryn Mawr. The stations are among the oldest in the system, officials said. ]]> Thu, 17 Apr 2014 02:23:51 -0500 <![CDATA[ Feds nab another associate of ‘El Chapo’ ]]>

Another of Sinaloa drug cartel kingpin Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman’s alleged henchmen has been arrested and is facing federal charges in a Chicago court ]]> Thu, 17 Apr 2014 02:23:28 -0500 <![CDATA[ Man held without bail for alleged sexual assault in Boystown ]]> Lead story image

A South Side man was ordered held without bail Wednesday for allegedly sexually assaulting and robbing a woman at knifepoint after he followed her out of a Lake View gas station convenience store earlier this week. ]]> Thu, 17 Apr 2014 03:01:48 -0500