Chicago Sun-Times Latest news from the Chicago Sun-Times Online en-us (Editor) Newspapers Chicago Sun-Times 84 34 30 Copyright 2014 <![CDATA[ Elmhurst couple in murder-suicide were doting parents: neighbors ]]> Lead story image

Four white crosses lined a fence outside a well-maintained home on a quiet street in Elmhurst on Sunday, a day after an elderly couple and their developmentally disabled adult children were found shot to death inside. Longtime neighbors say Joan and Francis “Frank” Stack were loving and doting parents who cared for their children well into their own old age. ]]> Mon, 01 Sep 2014 02:13:53 -0500 <![CDATA[ 2nd man charged in murder of mother of 3 ]]> Lead story image

A second man has been charged in the fatal shooting of a mother of three in May on the Far South Side. Marsharra Tate, 19, was charged with one count of first-degree murder; one count of attempted first-degree murder; and one count of aggravated discharge of a firearm, police said Sunday morning. ]]> Mon, 01 Sep 2014 02:12:50 -0500 <![CDATA[ Homeless man beaten to death in Logan Square ]]> Lead story image

Two males got out of a vehicle in the 1900 block of North Ridgeway at 10:50 p.m. and beat the 59-year-old man with their hands and feet, police said. The man was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital, where he was pronounced dead. ]]> Sun, 31 Aug 2014 21:16:00 -0500 <![CDATA[ Man dies after fire crews pull him from lake near Foster Beach ]]>

About 8:30 a.m., the4 9-year-old man was swimming about 25 feet from the shore near the 5200 block of Simonds Drive when he went under the water, police said. Witnesses called 911. He was unreponsive when he was pulled out of the water by Chicago Fire Department crews, police said. ]]> Sun, 31 Aug 2014 21:08:00 -0500 <![CDATA[ Man in custody after shooting at forest preserve in Oak Forest ]]>

A man was in custody Sunday night after a shooting in a south suburban forest preserve. The shooting happened about 5:15 p.m. after a soccer game at the Bachelor Grove Woods forest preserve at 147th and Ridgeland in Oak Forest, according the Cook County Sheriff’s office. ]]> Mon, 01 Sep 2014 00:42:39 -0500 <![CDATA[ Islamist-allied militia group guards U.S. Embassy in Tripoli ]]>

A commander for the Dawn of Libya group, Moussa Abu-Zaqia, said his forces had been guarding the residential compound since last week, a day after it seized control of the capital and its international airport after weeks of fighting with a rival militia. Abu-Zaqia said the rival militia from Zintan was in the compound before his troops took it over. ]]> Sun, 31 Aug 2014 20:52:42 -0500 <![CDATA[ Aurora couple on O’Hare shuttle bus ‘landed in a pile of humans’ after crash ]]> Lead story image

At least four people were seriously injured in a shuttle bus crash at O’Hare International Airport Friday. ]]> Sat, 30 Aug 2014 02:11:46 -0500 <![CDATA[ Person shot outside McDonald’s in Homewood ]]> Lead story image

A person was shot outside a McDonald’s restaurant Friday night in south suburban Homewood. ]]> Sat, 30 Aug 2014 01:08:00 -0500 <![CDATA[ Pour it on: Rivers of fickle concrete run through Chicago ]]> Lead story image

If the hundreds of concrete mixers plying Chicago’s roads seem in a hurry, they are. Not only is the concrete in their drums setting, heating up as it does, but construction in Chicago is heating up too: After a long, harsh winter that was hard on the construction trade, the summer saw a jump. ]]> Sun, 31 Aug 2014 02:36:21 -0500 <![CDATA[ Garage owner gives alibi to man accused of killing cop ]]> Lead story image

It’s more than six years since alleged cop killer Jason Austin took his 1996 Buick to mechanic Gustavo Granados’s West Side body shop. But Granados did more for Austin than fix a couple of dents. On the stand in federal court Thursday, he gave Austin the closest thing he has to an alibi. ]]> Fri, 29 Aug 2014 02:24:27 -0500 <![CDATA[ Number of women as clergy jumps for some denominations ]]>

Some individual church denominations are reporting greater gains in the representation of women clergy and other ministers, but challenges remain. Women ministers outnumber men in the Unitarian Universalist faith. They account for more than 58 percent of active ministers, up from 41 percent in 1994, according to a spokeswoman. Statistics were not available on the percent who serve in the lead role at their churches. In the Episcopal Church, 48 percent of newly ordained clergy are women, according to a 2012 report by Church Pension Group. But employment among the newly ordained stands at 38 percent for women, compared with … ]]> Sat, 30 Aug 2014 06:59:57 -0500