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Sentencing changed to July 1 for Jesse Jackson Jr.

    In one of his first public appearances since taking leave from Congress last year, former U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. was at his father's, Rev. Jesse Jackson, Rainbow PUSH headquarters Saturday April 13, 2013. Jackson Jr. did not speak but his lawyer C.K. Hoffler, pictured, made remarks on his behalf. Jackson Jr. and his wife, former Chicago

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    • Written by The Chicago Defender
    • Category: Chicago

    Police search river for suburban Chicago boy

      fLakeshia Baker, pictured in this Cook County Jail mugshot, mother of 1-year-old Bryeon Baker, is being held without bond in Cook County Jail. She and her boyfriend have been charged with the boy's death, even though his body had not been found. Photo/Cook County Jail

      MAYWOOD, Ill. — Authorities in suburban Chicago resumed searching a river S

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      • Written by The Chicago Defender
      • Category: Chicago

      Ill. lawmaker gets community service in gun case

        Illinois state Sen. Donne Trotter (AP Photo/John Smierciak, File)

        An Illinois state senator accused of trying to board a Washington, D.C.-bound flight with a gun pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor Wednesday and was sentenced to community service.

        A judge sentenced Donne Trotter to 60 hours of community service and a year of court supervision for the

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        • Written by The Chicago Defender
        • Category: Chicago

        White Sox top Rays, 5-2 at U.S. Cellular Field

          Chicago White Sox's Jeff Keppinger (7) celebrates with teammate Alexei Ramirez (10), after scoring on a Paul Konerko single against the Tampa Bay Rays during the first inning of a baseball game in Chicago, Thursday, April 25, 2013. (AP Photo/Paul Beaty)

          Chris Sale pitching at home and Adam Dunn starting to swing better added up to a win for the

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          • Written by The Chicago Defender
          • Category: Chicago