Note: This editorial was originally published February 13, 1990, two days after Nelson Mandela was released from prison. With the release of Nelson Mandela, South Africa took one long step on the road from violence and tyranny toward justice and peace. It was a step deserving of all the jubilation that attended it. Still ahead,
Sun-Times Media Wire Rail service at Union Station is slowly returning to normal after a switching problem hampered service on three Metra lines during the evening rush. The switching problem prevented rush-hour trains stored in the Metra rail yard from entering Union Station to pick up passengers, Amtrak spokesman Marc Magliari said. The issue crippled
Remembering Nelson Mandela Nelson Mandela Dies At 95 South African President: Mandela Dead at 95 First Nelson Mandela interview Nelson Mandela’s inauguration speech ‘Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom’ Movie review by Kenneth Turan ‘Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom’ star and director try to capture Mandela’s spirit Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom (Clip) Mandela’s daughter says
Sun-Times Library Feeling Blue Hey, Blue Line riders, your commute is about to get a little complicated as the Blue Line undergoes $492 million in renovations to help cut up to 10 minutes off the trip between downtown and O’Hare. So about $49.2 million per minute. Plus? New 4G internet service will mean you can
“A” is for atheism and agnosticism, a new symbol of the season this year alongside the creche and menorah in Daley Plaza. The eight-foot-tall lighted display was placed there by the Wisconsin-based Freedom From Religion Foundation, who told our reporter Tina Sfondeles it’s meant “to encourage atheists and agnostics to come out of the closet.”
Rich Hein/Sun-Times Ventra being Ventra Apparently, Ventra is getting better. The downside? It’s still Ventra. CTA chief Forrest Claypool swears it’s all coming together, saying that there has been “dramatic progress” and “We’re going to take it slowly because there’s a lot more work to be done.” Because what’s the sense in rushing something that
National bike advocacy group PeopleForBikes has named Dearborn Street’s bike lanes the best in the country.
Lawmakers work on pension legislation on the House floor Tuesday at the state Capitol in Springfield. | Seth Perlman/AP Pension showdown The battle over the pension plan continues this afternoon in Springfield. It’s a heated showdown between some very vocal critics and very vocal supporters. After several rounds of caucuses, committee hearings and some in-chamber
(FRANKFORT) When the Grinch stole a Christmas tree in the Dr. Seuss classic, he claimed it was to repair a damaged bulb. But whoever stole holiday decorations from a southwest suburban home last week will need a better excuse. The Will County Sheriff’s office reports that about $15,000 worth of Christmas decorations were stolen Nov.