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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

    Report: Ill. inmates feared 'aggressive cellmates'

      This undated photo provided by the Illinois Department of Corrections shows inmate Donald Hazzard. Hazzard, 23, has been charged with murdering his cellmate at the Menard Correctional Center in Menard, Ill. Randolph County State's Attorney Jeremy Walker says Donald Hazzard allegedly beat 64-year-old Yusuf Abuzir in their cell Jan. 25. Abuzir died

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      • Written by The Chicago Defender
      • Category: Chicago

      Family of slain Chicago cop sues Miss. gun shop

        A Chicago police officer collects bullet casings near the scene where fellow police Officer Thomas Wortham IV was shot and killed May 2010. It was announced Wednesday, April 24, 2013 that Wortham’s family has filed a lawsuit against the Mississippi gun dealer who sold the gun used to kill the police officer. Defender/Worsom Robinson

        The family of

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        • Written by The Chicago Defender
        • Category: Chicago