From Chicago Suntimes

  • Woman shot to death in South Shore

    A woman was shot to death Feb. 22, 2020, in the 7300 block of South Bennett Avenue. | Google Maps

    The woman, 51, was killed less than three hours after a 58-year-old woman was shot in Grand Crossing. A 51-year-old woman was fatally shot Saturday in South Shore, just hours after another woman in her 50s was shot in Grand Crossing on the South Side.

    The woman was in a vehicle about 2:55 p.m. when someone walked up to her in the 7300 block of South Bennett Avenue and shot her in the head,...


  • Sky sign Alexis Prince to training-camp contract

    The Sky signed forward Alexis Prince to a training-camp contract, a source told the Sun-Times. | AP Photos

    Forward Alexis Prince hasn’t played in the WNBA since 2018. The Sky signed former Baylor star Alexis Prince to a training-camp contract, a source told the Sun-Times on Saturday.

    Prince, whom the Mercury picked 29th overall in 2017, has spent most of the last two seasons playing in Europe and hasn’t appeared in a WNBA game since 2018. In 20 games — 18 with the Mercury in 2017 and two...


  • Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Lisel Mueller dies; Chicagoan was one of nation’s most honored writers

    Poet Lisel Mueller with her book “Alive Together” at home in Lake Forest, Ill. in 1997, the year it was awarded the Pulitzer Prize. | AP

    She won the Pulitzer at 73 for her 1996 collection, ‘Alive Together: New and Selected Poems.’ Lisel Mueller fled Germany at 15 and came to America, where she wrote in her poem “Curriculum Vitae”:

    “In the new language everyone spoke too fast. Eventually

    I caught up with them.”

    She caught up and more, using her “new language” to craft ravishing poems in...


  • Woman, 58, shot on porch of Grand Crossing home

    A woman was shot Feb. 22, 2020 as she left her home in Grand Crossing on the South Side. | Google Maps

    The 58-year-old was on her front porch about to leave when two males ran through an alley and began shooting, police said. A 58-year-old woman was wounded Saturday in a shooting in Grand Crossing on the South Side.

    About noon, she was leaving her home in the 1400 block of East 69th Place, and as she stepped onto the porch two males ran through an alley and began shooting, striking her in...


  • High school basketball scores: Curie vs. Oak Forest, Benet heads to Stevenson and Lyons takes on Riverside-Brookfield

    Proviso East’s Javon Johnson (0) shoots the ball over Morton. | Kirsten Stickney/For the Sun-Times

    All the scores from Saturday, Feb. 22, 2020. Saturday, February 22, 2020

    WEST SUBURBAN SILVER

    Proviso West at Oak Park-River Forest, 4:00

    NONCONFERENCE

    Curie 66, Oak Forest 55

    Goode 58, Hansberry 30

    Grayslake North 75, Woodstock 62

    Hersey 56, Grayslake Central 46

    Highland Park 63, Crystal Lake Central 37

    Raby 73, Carmel 69

    Rantoul 54, Bradley-Bourbonnais 49

    Taft 78, Intrinsic 53

    Wheaton North...


  • Man killed in roll-over car crash in Iroquois County

    Illinois State police are investigating a roll-over crash Feb. 22, 2020 that killed a 42-year-old man in Iroquois County. | Sun-Times file photo

    Gary Kleinert was in a Toyota when he veered off the road and rolled over, Illinois State Police said. A 42-year-old man was killed in a roll-over crash early Saturday in Iroquois County.

    About 1:05 a.m., Gary Kleinert, of Chebanse, was driving a Toyota south on Old Route 45, when he veered off the road at 3000N Road and the car rolled over,...


  • Teen, 17, missing from Wrightwood

    Keon Brown | Chicago police

    Keon Brown was last seen Tuesday in the 8100 block of South Campbell Avenue. A 17-year-old boy has been reported missing from Wrightwood on the Southwest Side.

    Keon Brown was last seen Tuesday in the 8100 block of South Campbell Avenue, according to a missing persons alert from Chicago police.

    Brown is 6-foot-3, 160 pounds, with brown eyes, black hair and has a medium-brown complexion, police said.

    Anyone with information is asked to call Area Central...


  • White Sox Cactus League opener rained out

    AP

    GLENDALE, Ariz. — The White Sox’ Cactus League opener against the Angels Saturday has been cancelled by rain.

    The Sox will play their first spring training game Sunday against the Reds in Goodyear, Ariz.

    Saturday marked the first day of rain for teams in Arizona, where the weather has been mostly sunny since the beginning of spring training,

    Reynaldo Lopez was the scheduled starting pitcher for the Sox.

    Here is how the Sox were lining up:

    Luis Robert CF

    Tim Anderson SS

    Jose Abreu 1B

    Nomar...


  • Latest show from ‘Male Intellect’ creator asks: Which truth can we trust?

    Robert Dubac’s “Book of Moron” plays the Broadway Playhouse Feb. 25-March 1. | Provided

    Robert Dubac says his comedy show ‘The Book of Moron’ takes Orwell’s vision and ‘makes it a little more understandable for modern times.” After a marathon 40-week hit run in the 1990s of “The Male Intellect: An Oxymoron,” his one-man show on the battle of the sexes, Robert Dubac returns to Chicago with “The Book of Moron,” which combines monologue and stand-up comedy to interrogate sex, race, religion,...


  • White Sox sign lefty Aaron Bummer to five-year extension

    Aaron Bummer pitches against the Cubs at Wrigley Field on June 18, 2019 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images) | Getty

    Bummer gets $16-million contract in deal that includes two club options. Sox also add one-year club option for Leury Garcia GLENDALE, Ariz. — The White Sox on Saturday agreed to terms on a five-year, $16-million contract with left-hander Aaron Bummer, a deal that includes two club options.

    Bummer will receive $1 million in 2020, $2 million in 2021,...


  • Maine West’s Angela Dugalic is a do-it-all McDonald’s All-American

    Maine West’s Angela Dugalic. | Allen Cunningham/For the Sun-Times

    The state’s consensus top player can, and does, play anywhere on the court. ESPN ranks her sixth nationally among forwards and 24th overall in the class of 2020 Angela Dugalic’s athletic career started on the soccer pitch, but she didn’t see a long-term future there.

    “I was a goalie, I played everything,” the Maine West senior said. “But you don’t see a lot of 6-4 girls running around on the field.”

    Kids like that are rare...


  • 4 injured when South Shore Line train derails near Millennium Station

    Four people were injured Feb. 22, 2020 in a Metra train derailment in the Loop. | Sun-Times Media

    A westbound train experienced a “low-speed, minor derailment” about 7:50 a.m. A South Shore Line train derailed while pulling into the Millennium Station Saturday morning in the Loop, injuring four passengers.

    The westbound train experienced a “low-speed, minor derailment” about 7:50 a.m. while entering the South Shore Line depot at Millennium Station, according to a statement from the Northern...