Chicago Sun-Times Latest news from the Chicago Sun-Times Online en-us (Editor) Newspapers Chicago Sun-Times 84 34 30 Copyright 2014 <![CDATA[ Cardinal George’s advice to Archbishop Cupich: ‘Spend a lot of time listening’ ]]> Lead story image

George said among Cupich’s most impressive strengths is his intelligence. “He’s very smart, and has a quick analytical mind . . .” George said. ]]> Mon, 20 Oct 2014 21:24:01 -0500 <![CDATA[ Father Bob Botthof, teacher who became priest after losing wife, dies at 85 ]]> Lead story image

When Father Bob Botthof introduced his kids to people, they looked confused. Some asked, “What does your mother think about your dad becoming a priest?” Others inquired, “Isn’t that frowned upon by the church?” He’d lived a whole other life before becoming a Roman Catholic priest. Mad about his fellow teacher and wife, Mary Elizabeth, he used to serenade her with “Shall We Dance?” But after losing her to cancer after 23 years of marriage, the father and former U.S. Marine joined the Dominican friars. ]]> Tue, 21 Oct 2014 19:08:20 -0500 <![CDATA[ Chicago Public Schools to sell headquarters for $28 million ]]> Lead story image

As employees began moving out Monday, Chicago Public Schools confirmed it has found a buyer for its headquarters at 125 S. Clark Street in a $28 million deal expected to be approved by the Board of Education on Wednesday. ]]> Tue, 21 Oct 2014 02:15:26 -0500 <![CDATA[ Fioretti tries to put heat on Emanuel over short yellow lights ]]>

Mayoral challenger Bob Fioretti is urging his supporters to sign petitions demanding that Mayor Rahm Emanuel “restore the public trust by refunding” $7.7 million in fines generated by red-light cameras after the timing of yellow lights was reduced from 3 seconds to 2.9 seconds. ]]> Mon, 20 Oct 2014 17:58:22 -0500 <![CDATA[ Neely’s pre-election resignation deja vu of how she got her start ]]>

Eight years ago, a pre-election resignation paved the way for then-Mayor Richard M. Daley to pluck Stephanie Neely out of political obscurity and appoint her to the $133,545-a-year job of city treasurer. ]]> Mon, 20 Oct 2014 17:40:48 -0500 <![CDATA[ Emanuel’s cable tax hike to cost average consumer $28.80 a year ]]>

Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s plan to wipe out the amusement tax exemption that has long benefited cable television companies will cost the average cable customer $2.40 more-a-month and $28.80 more-a-year, a top mayoral aide disclosed Monday. ]]> Tue, 21 Oct 2014 08:00:17 -0500 <![CDATA[ Obama votes early, campaigns for Quinn ]]> Lead story image

President Barack Obama kicked off early voting in Illinois Monday morning, casting his ballot in what has become one of the most contentious governor’s races in recent memory. ]]> Mon, 20 Oct 2014 14:48:26 -0500 <![CDATA[ Dr. Lawrence Solomon: Renowned dermatologist, book collector loved a mystery ]]> Lead story image

Dr. Lawrence M. “Larry” Solomon loved a mystery — in medicine and also in fiction. His collection of 6,000 books, many of them featuring Sherlock Holmes, was testament to that. Like Holmes, he’d use his powers of observation to arrive at deductions that dazzled and sometimes confounded patients and other physicians. The former University of Illinois dermatology chief Oct. 8 at his North Shore home. He was 83. ]]> Tue, 21 Oct 2014 08:54:00 -0500 <![CDATA[ Scholar’s take on bishops’ synod: ‘Amazing days if you’re a Catholic’ ]]> Lead story image

While the synod of Catholic bishops scrapped a ground-breaking welcome to gays and showed deep divisions on hot-button issues, that high-level debates are taking place is significant given they had been taboo until Pope Francis’ papacy. ]]> Mon, 20 Oct 2014 15:47:26 -0500 <![CDATA[ In Denver, ‘budtenders’ sell legal pot to clients ]]> Lead story image

A New Crop: When a customer seeking medical marijuana comes into the dispensary on Colfax Street, Jamie Murray, a “budtender” at the beMindful store, wants to know: How do you want to feel? ]]> Mon, 20 Oct 2014 02:12:31 -0500 <![CDATA[ $500K bail for woman charged with fatally stabbing boyfriend ]]> Lead story image

A Chicago woman accused of stabbing her boyfriend to death was ordered held on $500,000 bond Sunday. ]]> Mon, 20 Oct 2014 02:13:26 -0500