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Bipartisan bill would remake immigration system

    Mamadou Kane, originally from Mali and living in the Brooklyn borough of New York, poses for a portrait while attending the "Rally for Citizenship," a rally in support of immigration reform, on Capitol Hill in Washington, on Wednesday, April 10, 2013. Bipartisan groups in the House and Senate are said to be completing immigration bills that

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    • Written by The Chicago Defender
    • Category: Chicago

    Inmates, orchestra members perform behind bars

      Chicago Symphony Orchestra Bass Dan Armstrong talks to an unidentified inmate during their music performance for inmates as part of the CSO's Citizen Musician program which brings music to a variety of locations including prisons, Sunday, April 14, 2013. (AP Photo/Todd Rosenberg)

      Strains of classical music echoed on Sunday — not inside an august c

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      • Written by The Chicago Defender
      • Category: Chicago

      Boston Marathon bombing kills 2, injures over 130

        BOSTON — Two bombs exploded in the packed streets near the finish line of the Boston Marathon on Monday, killing two people and injuring more than 130 in a bloody scene of shattered glass and severed limbs that raised alarms that terrorists might have struck again in the U.S.

        A White House official speaking on condition of anonymity because the

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        • Written by The Chicago Defender
        • Category: Chicago

        Chicago youth tour southern HBCU, return with acceptance letters

          Illinois state Rep. La Shawn K. Ford, D-Chicago, recently accompanied 100 Chicago high school seniors to Talladega College in Alabama and all of them were accepted to the Historically Black Colleges and Universities school.

          Their bus pulled up to Chicago's Fellowship Missionary Baptist Church April 6, after the two-day trip that was meant to expose

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          • Written by The Chicago Defender
          • Category: Chicago