Chicago Sun-Times Latest news from the Chicago Sun-Times Online en-us (Editor) Newspapers Chicago Sun-Times 84 34 30 Copyright 2014 <![CDATA[ 9 in custody after officers hurt during fight at Montrose Beach ]]> Lead story image

While police tried to break up the fight, someone threw a bottle and struck an officer, according to police and fire officials. The officer was taken to Weiss Memorial Hospital in good condition, according to a fire department spokesman. He was treated for his injury and released. Another officer was injured during the fight but refused medical treatment, police said. ]]> Mon, 14 Jul 2014 03:54:06 -0500 <![CDATA[ State Street Bridge closed to traffic starting Monday morning ]]>

The State Street Bridge over the Chicago River will be closed to all traffic for a week beginning Monday morning for construction on the Chicago Riverwalk project. Closures will begin at 6 a.m. Monday, July 14, and continue through 6 a.m. Monday, July 21, because the work on the walkway under the bridge will require periodic lifting, according to the Chicago Department of Transportation. All northbound vehicles will be detoured west to LaSalle Street via Wacker Drive, then east via Illinois Street. Southbound vehicles will be rerouted west to Clark Street via Grand Avenue, then to State Street via Wacker. … ]]> Mon, 14 Jul 2014 02:18:00 -0500 <![CDATA[ Sunday a much brighter day for Taste of Chicago ]]> Lead story image

A day after heavy rain caused officials to cancel Taste of Chicago, the festival in Grant Park reopened Sunday morning. “It’s my first time here, but been it’s been a gorgeous so far,” said Miami resident Kevin Collao, 21, as he munched on a corned beef sandwich. ]]> Mon, 14 Jul 2014 02:11:50 -0500 <![CDATA[ Young photographer’s life cut short in Rogers Park shooting ]]> Lead story image

Wil Lewis escaped poverty in Guatemala when he was adopted at age 7. Loving parents raised him in Wisconsin, where he found his two passions: photography and the woman who would become his wife. He moved to Chicago two years ago and was looking forward to starting a new job on Monday. He and his wife were thinking about starting a family. But gunfire upended their plans on Saturday, when he was shot to death in the 1300 block of West Devon Avenue. ]]> Mon, 14 Jul 2014 00:11:36 -0500 <![CDATA[ 3 dead, 29 wounded in weekend shootings across Chicago ]]>

Three people were killed and at least 29 have been injured in shootings across the city of Chicago since Friday evening. ]]> Mon, 14 Jul 2014 00:51:03 -0500 <![CDATA[ Tommy Ramone, last of the original punk rockers the Ramones, dead at 62 ]]> Lead story image

Tommy Ramone — co-founder of the seminal punk band the Ramones — has died at 62. The drummer was the last surviving member of the original group, who influenced a generation of rockers with songs like “I wanna be sedated” and “Blitzkrieg Bop.” ]]> Sat, 12 Jul 2014 16:42:56 -0500 <![CDATA[ Walgreen’s Swiss switch idea tied to tax savings, but some see clouds with inversion ]]> Lead story image

Venerable drugstore giant Walgreen Co., the 113-year-old Chicago institution known for a stock and dividend as rock-solid as a utility company’s, finds itself caught up in a drama with a risk-taking European partner that may see it become a foreign company. If Walgreen, established on Chicago’s South Side in 1901 by Charles Walgreen Sr., leaves Deerfield for Switzerland, it would mark another major blow to the Chicago-area corporate roster. ]]> Sat, 12 Jul 2014 17:51:46 -0500 <![CDATA[ Guatemalan boy who died hoping to reach brother in Chicago buried in hometown ]]> Lead story image

A 15-year-old Guatemalan boy whose death became a symbol of the perils facing children attempting to illegally cross in to the United States was buried in his hometown Saturday, amid prayers and tears from his family. When his decomposed remains were found, Gilberto Francisco Ramos Juarez had scribbled inside his belt buckle the phone number of an older brother in Chicago he had hoped to reach. ]]> Sat, 12 Jul 2014 22:56:01 -0500 <![CDATA[ Tracy Morgan released from rehab hospital 1 month after crash ]]> Lead story image

Former “30 Rock” and “Saturday Night Live” star Tracy Morgan has been released from a rehabilitation facility as he recovers from serious injuries suffered in a car crash that left a fellow comedian dead. ]]> Sat, 12 Jul 2014 17:12:40 -0500 <![CDATA[ Northwestern doctor got big kick traveling with USMNT to World Cup ]]> Lead story image

Chicago native Dr. George Chiampis, a Northwestern Memorial ER physician who also is the Bank of America Chicago Marathon medical director, took an eight-week break from saving lives in the city to travel with the U.S. Men’s National team to the World Cup in Brazil. He’s been working with the team for eight years. ]]> Sun, 13 Jul 2014 02:24:09 -0500 <![CDATA[ Mom: Cops kicked me out of concert for breastfeeding ]]>

A mother who was asked by police officers to leave the pit area of a concert in San Diego because they feared the 4-month-old could be injured says she was asked to leave because she had been breastfeeding her child in public. ]]> Sat, 12 Jul 2014 17:02:09 -0500