Chicago Sun-Times

The Chicago Sun-Times is a daily newspaper published in Chicago, Illinois, United States. It is the flagship paper of the Sun-Times Media Group, and has the second largest circulation among Chicago newspapers, after the Chicago Tribune.

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The Ida B. Wells monument by Richard Hunt is unveiled at East 37th Street and South Langley Avenue in Bronzeville on the South Side, Wednesday morning, June 30, 2021. | Ashlee Rezin Garcia/Sun-Times

Unveiling of Ida B. Wells Monument in Bronzeville met with ‘joy, excitement, appreciation and humbleness’

Civil rights trailblazer Ida B. Wells-Barnett had her legacy further cemented in Chicago on Wednesday with the unveiling of the “The Light of Truth” monument in Bronzeville.

The monument was dedicated at a ceremony with a hopeful air featuring many speeches from Black women, who honored the memory of the educator and investigative journalist known for her quest against the lynching of Black people and anti-Black discrimination.

The Major Taylor Trail Mural is a 400-ft mural on a pedestrian bridge on Little Calumet River by Chicago artist and muralist Bernard Williams. | Brian Rich/Sun-Times

South Side murals recall first African American sports superstar, Marshall ‘Major’ Taylor

He was the first African American sports hero and the first Black athlete to compete regularly in open, integrated competitions. He was the first and only African American to win a cycling world championship. He was known as the fastest man in the world, nicknamed “Major” in his Indiana youth and later “the Worcester Whirlwind” after his adopted hometown in Massachusetts. President Theodore Roosevelt was one of his biggest fans. He was one of the wealthiest athletes of his time, too, before dying penniless in Chicago.

City Colleges’ Future Ready initiative to offer 60 career training programs this fall — for free

Harry S Truman College, one of the City Colleges of Chicago in Uptown. | Tyler LaRiviere/Sun-Times

First winner of Richard Hunt Award unveils ‘Thought Vortex’ sculpture at Lincoln and Halsted

Artist Gwen Yen Chiu, the Chicago Sculpture Exhibit’s 2021 Richard Hunt Award winner, and Richard Hunt speak with reporters after the installation of her sculpture “Thought Vortex” at the intersection of Lincoln Avenue and Halsted Street on the North Side, Monday morning, July 19, 2021. The 12-foot-tall aluminum sculpture visually depicts a tornado in its center | Ashlee Rezin/Sun-Times

Archdiocese schools ease pandemic restrictions for upcoming school year

St. Genevieve Catholic School, 4854 W. Montana St., Thursday, Jan. 30, 2020. | Ashlee Rezin Garcia/Sun-Times
Crowds of people walk the floor checking out different vehicles at the Chicago Auto Show at the McCormick Place Convention Center in South Loop, Thursday, July 15, 2021. | Anthony Vazquez/Sun-Times

Chicago Auto Show kicks off special summer event with outdoor space

Clarissa Hinton and her husband had attended the Chicago Auto Show together for over 20 years. So she was determined to be there Thursday when an altered auto show opened — postponed from its usual February date — and Hinton made sure her husband was there, too, in a way.

Robert Jay Stone was 66 when he died on St. Patrick’s Day, but Hinton brought his ashes to McCormick Place, wheeling him around in a wire basket.

CPS to offer students COVID shots starting next week, will ask their vaccination status next month

Christian Clettenberg, 15, receives a COVID-19 vaccine at the Rush University Medical Center in the Illinois Medical District, on May 13, 2021, when children as young as 12 became eligible for shots. | Pat Nabong/Sun-Times

Fundraising begins to expand Rudy Lozano branch of Chicago Public Library

Ald. Bryon Sigcho-Lopez (25th) speaks about the importance of revitalizing the library for the community during a press conference to announce the $8 million campaign to expand the Lozano library outside the Rudy Lozano Chicago Public Library Branch at 1805 S Loomis St in Pilsen, Thursday, July 8, 2021. | Anthony Vazquez/Sun-Times

Oak Brook teen receives Diana Award for nonprofit focusing on AI education

Diana Award recipient Jui Khankari at her Oak Brook home. Established in memory of Diana, Princess of Wales, the award is given out by the charity of the same name and has the support of both her sons, The Duke of Cambridge and The Duke of Sussex. | Rich Hein/Sun-Times

Operation Warm, CHA partner for shoe giveaway

Warm Souls gave away 75 pairs of shoes to kids ages 3 to 10 Friday at Fosco Park | Nichole Shaw/Sun-Times

Grant Park Music Festival kicks off the return of in-person downtown music fests

Concertgoers gather on the lawn of the Pritzker Pavilion to enjoy music during the Grant Park Music Festival at Millennium Park, Friday, July 2, 2021. | Tyler LaRiviere/Sun-Times

Home care workers rally for better pay, benefits

Home care workers represented by the Service Employees International Union march through the Loop to call for Congress to invest $400 billion in expanding access to and creating union jobs, Tuesday, July 13, 2021. | Ashlee Rezin Garcia/Sun-Times

Cook County workers hold sit-in outside Preckwinkle’s office, mark 13th day on strike

SEIU Local 73 held a sit-in outside Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle’s office Wednesday afternoon.
 SEIU Local 73 via Twitter

SEIU strikes for 8th day, cites unfair contract offer

Striking SEIU Local 73 Cook County workers walk the picket line outside Stroger Hospital on the Near West Side, Friday morning, June 25, 2021. | Ashlee Rezin Garcia/Sun-Times

SEIU strikes for 5th day after three other unions reach contract agreements with Cook County

Striking SEIU Local 73 Cook County workers rally inside the Cook County Building at 118 N. Clark St. in the Loop, Tuesday, June 29, 2021. | Ashlee Rezin Garcia/Sun-Times

2,000 Cook County workers go on strike

Striking SEIU Local 73 Cook County workers walk the picket line outside Stroger Hospital on the Near West Side, Friday morning, June 25, 2021. | Ashlee Rezin Garcia/Sun-Times

As United Center vaccination site closes, city pushes local, mobile sites and in-home program

United Center vaccination site on the last day of drive-thru operations. Thursday, June 24, 2021 | Brian Rich/Sun-Times

Naperville, Woodridge residents, workers recount storm’s terror and begin recovery

Workers prepare to remove an estimated 100-year-old Oak tree weighing more than 10,000 pounds that struck a house on Hedg Ct in Naperville. | Rich Hein/Sun-Times