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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

    Judges sue Social Security over case 'quotas' 


      WASHINGTON — Judges struggling to handle a surge of disability cases sometimes award benefits they might otherwise deny in order to clear cases faster so they can meet quotas imposed by the Social Security Administration, according to a lawsuit filed by the union representing the agency's administrative law judges.

      The Social Security

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      • Written by The Chicago Defender
      • Category: Chicago

      Concealed carry fails in Illinois House 


        Illinois Rep.William Davis, D-Chicago, speaks to lawmakers while on the House floor during session at the Illinois State Capitol Thursday, April 18, 2013, in Springfield, Ill. Illinois lawmakers in the House are pushing forward with concealed carry gun legislation. (AP Photo/Seth Perlman)

        SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — Gun rights advocates fell silent in the I

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        • Written by The Chicago Defender
        • Category: Chicago

        1 of 2 suspects in Boston bombing killed 


          Police in tactical gear surround an apartment building while looking for a suspect in the Boston Marathon bombings in Watertown, Mass., Friday, April 19, 2013. All residents of Boston were ordered to stay in their homes Friday morning as the search for the surviving suspect in the marathon bombings continued after a long night of violence that

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          • Written by The Chicago Defender
          • Category: Chicago