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Suburban Chicago woman charged with killing 1-year-old son

    Bryeon Hunter

    A suburban Chicago woman who reported that her 1-year-old son had been kidnapped is now being accused of killing the boy in a savage beating and concocting the abduction story as a cover-up.

    Cook County prosecutors said Saturday that Lakeshia Baker of Maywood beat her son to death with a belt as her boyfriend restrained the child and

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    • Written by The Chicago Defender
    • Category: Chicago

    Attorney General Madigan says be careful of charity scams

      Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan

      Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan is warning residents to be careful of fraud when donating money to charities tied to the Boston Marathon bombings.

      In a statement, she recommends donating to charities that you know and trust. She says be suspicious of charities that seemed to have sprung up overnight in

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      • Written by The Chicago Defender
      • Category: Chicago

      Interrogators wait to question bombing suspect

        This Friday, April 19, 2013 image made available by the Massachusetts State Police shows a police vehicle probing the boat where 19-year-old Boston Marathon bombing suspect, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, was hiding in Watertown, Mass. He was pulled, wounded and bloody, from the boat parked in the backyard of a home in the Greater Boston area. (AP

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        • Written by The Chicago Defender
        • Category: Chicago