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R. Kelly drops to his knees, begs Carmelo Anthony to sign with Bulls

Some cities can promise fame, others fortune, Chicago has R. Kelly.<p>While most of the basketball world is pondering where LeBron James will wind up, R&B singer R. Kelly continues to have his sights set on Carmelo Anthony.<p>Kelly appeared on WCGI in Chicago and pulled out all the stops to try and …

Shootings leave 1 dead, 8 hurt across city

A 21-year-old woman was shot to death on the Northwest Side early this morning, and other shootings in the city have left eight people hurt since late Saturday afternoon.<p>The fatal shooting happened about 12:25 a.m. Sunday after an apparent exchange of words on the street near the intersection of …

At Long Last, Hyde Park's Vue53 Is Finally Moving Forward

Vue53 update<p>rendering via Mid-America Group<p>An earlier rendering of the development<p>After a lengthy delay caused by legal action to stop the construction of a 135 foot tall mixed use development known as <b>Vue53</b>, Hyde Park's newest and most contemporary-looking project is indeed moving forward. In …

in News onApr 18, 2014 6:00 pm

<i>Photo credit: Brandon Bartoszek</i><p>Citing a loss of business since Children's Memorial Hospital shut down, John Barleycorn owner Sam Sanchez is selling …

The Chicago Sun-Times

in News onApr 19, 2014 11:00 am

<i>Photo by Erwin Araos</i><p>A teenage man was shot and killed in Chicago's West Town neighborhood early Saturday morning after a car chase ended when the car …

Cops: 5 dead, 13 others injured in shootings

An 18-year-old man and a 16-year-old boy were found dead of apparent gunshot wounds in a home in the South Chicago neighborhood in Saturday and Sunday shootings that left at least two other people dead and 13 more injured.<p>The weekend toll for gun violence in the city includes at least 7 people dead …

New bar reviews: Compass Bar, East Room, Links Taproom, Polish Pour

Photograph: Leigh Loftus<p>Photograph: Courtesy Polish & Pour<p>Photograph: James Atkins<p>Photograph: Barry Brecheisen<p>The latest crop of new Chicago bars …

FBI searches for woman who robbed Wicker Park bank

Investigators are searching for a woman who robbed a bank Friday in the Wicker Park neighborhood, FBI officials said today.<p>The robbery happened at 3:34 p.m. at the North Community Bank branch, 1555 N. Damen Ave., according to the FBI.<p>The woman went into the bank and was carrying a backpack and …

Officer in prostitution sting sustains broken nose; man charged

A West Side prostitution sting took a violent turn Friday when a man twice punched an undercover Chicago police officer in the face, leaving her with a broken nose.<p>The vice officer was talking to a prospective john in the Lawndale neighborhood late Friday when a honking vehicle approached, an …

Far South Side man accused of robbing student in Loop

A Roseland man suspected of robbing a School of the Art Institute of Chicago student early Friday in the Loop was ordered held Saturday on $125,000 bail.<p>The 22-year-old woman was walking in the 0-100 block of West Washington Street at around 3:30 a.m. Friday when a man, later identified by police …

What's with the heartless, dirty and stupid play?

<b>Heartless, dirty and stupid will get you beat.</b><p>Just ask the Blackhawks.<p>It’s as if the Hawks were begging to blow Game 2 of the playoff series against the Blues, and St. Louis accommodated.<p>The Hawks were heartless early, and they were dirty and stupid late, choking away another third-period lead and …

Boy, 16, shot on South Side

A 16-year-old boy who police said has gang ties was shot multiple times late Saturday afternoon in the Auburn Gresham neighborhood.<p>The teen was shot while he was on foot in the 8400 block of South Hermitage Avenue at about 5:35 p.m., police said, citing preliminary information. A gunman opened …

The Chicago Sun-Times

Police: Husband and wife -- both officers -- dead in apparent murder-suicide

A Cook County sheriff's office correctional officer apparently shot to death his wife, a Chicago police officer, inside their Southwest Side home Sunday morning before turning the gun on himself, authorities said.<p>Javier Acevedo and his wife, Veronica Rizzo-Acevedo, were found dead about 5 a.m. …

NBA Playoff Picture: Final 2014 Standings and Updated Bracket

Wednesday marked the final day of the 2013-14 NBA regular season, meaning playoff seeding and lottery odds were sorted out as the final standings were released.<p>Here is a look at those standings for both the Eastern and Western Conference:<p>Final Western Conference Standings<p>Position<p>Team<p>Record<p>1<p>San …

Wizards the ideal matchup for Bulls

Any sane person would rather face playoff neophytes John Wall and Bradley Beal than Hall of Fame-bound Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett this postseason. …

Chinese Twitter clone Weibo makes $285.6M in its U.S. IPO, shares up 19%

Sina Weibo, a Twitter-like service under Chinese online media company Sina, went public on the Nasdaq Capital Market this week under the ticker symbol of “WB.”<p>The company filed for this long-rumored IPO in March 2014.<p>The company will issue 16.8 million American depository shares at the bottom of …

Boston Marathon looks to emerge from shadow of 2013 bombing | Reuters

BOSTON (Reuters) - Runners from the world’s elite racers to first-timers will step to the Boston Marathon starting line on Monday for the first time the race has been held since last year’s deadly bombing attack.<p>Some 36,000 people, the second-largest field in the race’s 118-year history, will set …