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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

    Defender honors 'Women of Excellence'

      Defender columnist Therese "Teesee" Fambro Hooks, left, receives a special recognition Thursday, April 25, 2013, during the Defender's Women of Excellence ceremony held at the Hyatt Chicago Hotel. Defender/Worsom Robinson

      The Chicago Defender hosted its 7th annual Women of Excellence event Thursday, honoring some of the best and brightest women in

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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

        Rush, Davis host congressional forum on public school closures

          U.S. Reps. Bobby Rush, D-1st Dist., left, and Danny Davis, D-7th Dist., listened as parents, community residents, members of advocacy groups and others addressed the impact of the Chicago Public Schools plan to close 54 schools starting next school year. The congressmen held a forum at Quinn African Methodist Episcopal Church April 20, 2013.

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          • Written by The Chicago Defender
          • Category: Chicago