Michael Sneed, Chicago Sun-Times

Michael Sneed

Chicago Sun-Times

Chicago, IL, United States

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Recent articles by Michael:

The inside story on the scoop I had on MJ playing baseball ... or did I?

The ESPN documentary sheds light on what was the biggest story in sports after Michael Jordan retired from baseball in 1993. Here are some more details. → Read More

‘Overweight’ R. Kelly at ‘high risk’ for diabetes, lawyer says in latest bid to get singer freed over COVID-19 fears

A recent blood test reveals the extent of the singer’s poor health, his lawyer said. → Read More

‘Overweight’ R. Kelly is ‘likely diabetic,’ lawyer says in latest bid to get singer freed over COVID-19 fears

Recent medical tests reveal the extent of the singer’s poor health, attorney Steve Greenberg says. → Read More

A grandma’s bittersweet relief from isolation: Watching my grandson’s first steps over and over and over again

SNEED: I wasn’t able to see the magic Magnus walking in person, but a video shot of the moment it happened is now part of my bedtime relief during this unprecedented pandemic. → Read More

‘Please. Please. Please.’ R. Kelly keeps asking for release because of COVID-19 fears

Lawyer Steve Greenberg says singer is ‘emotional and despondent’ as he keeps pleading to be let out of jail → Read More

Former Ald. Richard Mell cooks up happiness for his aging neighbors

Mell, who always has done the cooking for his family, prepares and delivers meals to four women three days a week. → Read More

Sun-Times columnists immortalized with drawings by Mort Drucker

The passing of the legendary Mad Magazine illustrator reminds Michael Sneed of the drawings, which she then dug out of her basement closet. → Read More

Jussie Smollett donating $5,000 for face masks in Cook County

"Look, my love for Chicago has never wavered," the former "Empire" actor said. "This isn’t about politics. This is about people’s lives being taken in a matter of days and I am simply doing what I can to help," → Read More

Chicago restaurateur Phil Stefani hits town in food truck to serve first responders

"I can’t solve this coronavirus crisis, but I can put a smile on people’s faces," said Stefani, who has had to temporarily close 10 of his local venues. → Read More

Rahm Emanuel hits the road to feed critical workers during pandemic

The energetic former mayor delivers food from Manny’s to health care providers at four hospitals. → Read More

How the coronavirus took the life of an ‘everyman’ with the Chicago Park District

Louis "Louie" Gonzales, a volunteer coach on the Northwest Side, loved family gatherings, hot dogs, twinkies, chocolate milk, sci-fi and action movies. → Read More

Re-visiting my mother via five decades of handwritten letters

As a member of COVID-19’s most vulnerable age group, sifting through old letters while isolating at home has not been just a distraction — but an unexpected balm when calm is tricky. → Read More

Smollett in town ahead of hush-hush meeting between lawyers, judge

The actor was given a new court date in the case alleging he faked a hate crime against himself. → Read More

Why Chicago’s 1st female mayor moved into the city’s most notorious public housing project

SNEED: As Jane Byrne’s former press secretary, I was with someone she turned to for advice on a quick fix to Cabrini-Green’s serious crime problem. → Read More

‘I was floored.’ Blago’s video birthday wish comes as a stunning surprise to ‘Aunt Judy’ Erwin

Judy Erwin once was seatmates with the future governor when they both were in the state Legislature. → Read More

Jussie Smollett calls for ‘truth and justice’ while declaring his innocence

Actor’s lawyer says security is a concern as they work their way through the crowds at the courthouse. → Read More

Smollett appeals to state Supreme Court in new legal volley against special prosecutor

Smollett’s legal team is seeking to vacate the order appointing the special prosecutor and to dismiss the indictment. → Read More

Lawyer in Jussie Smollett case seeks expert advice on how to handle the public spotlight

Gloria Schmidt, who represents the Osundairo brothers, goes on Twitter to request guidance from Hollywood model Chrissy Teigen → Read More

George Ryan has good wishes for Blago, but would like him to put a lid on it

Ryan says the former governor just released from prison should spend more time with his family and less time in front of cameras → Read More

Free Blago movement got unlikely boost from Chicago police union

FOP leaders Kevin Graham and Martin Prieb wrote President Trump a few weeks ago urging him to free former Gov. Rod Blagojevich. → Read More