facebook-icotwitter-icogoogle-icorss-ico
connectsubscribearchives
Log in

Students break for the summer; strike vote OK’d

The final days of the 2011-2012 school year are here as kindergarten, 8th grade and high school graduates toss their graduation caps signaling the end of a chapter and the beginning of a new one.

These new graduates are also part of a new group for Chicago Public Schools, the third largest school district in the nation. They’ve helped CPS record i

...
  • Written by The Chicago Defender
  • Category: Chicago

Pastors respond to uptick in violence

Pastors respond to uptick in violence
Whenever Rev. Ira Acree of Greater St. John Church, 1256 N. Waller, learns of a young life snuffed out as a result of reckless gun violence that is now commonplace throughout Chicago urban neighborhoods, he can’t help but feel somewhat responsible.

“Anytime a child is gunned down my heart crumbles,” Acree told the Defender, adding, “A piece of my so

...
  • Written by The Chicago Defender
  • Category: Chicago

Park service director visits Pullman neighborhood

CHICAGO (AP) — The director of the National Park Service toured Chicago's historic Pullman community to learn more about the site being considered for national park status.

Park service director Jonathan Jarvis was invited to visit Thursday by U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr., who has been pushing the national park idea for the Pullman community.

The

...
  • Written by The Chicago Defender
  • Category: Chicago

Regulations for Cemetery Oversight Act are adopted

CHICAGO (AP) — New state rules on the operation of cemeteries in Illinois have been put into place.

In a news release, the state's Department of Financial and Professional Regulation says it has adopted regulations needed to implement the last piece of the Cemetery Oversight Act.

Under the new rules, all cemeteries must obtain a license to operate a

...
  • Written by The Chicago Defender
  • Category: Chicago