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Community orgs protest outside Chicago Urban League

    Action Now and Kenwood Oakland Community Organization supporters demonstrated outside the Chicago Urban League's headquarters, 4510 S. Michigan, Thursday, April 11, 2013, in opposition of CUL President Andrea Zopp's support for Chicago Public Schools planned school closures. Zopp is also a member of the Chicago Board of Education. Defender/Worsom

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    • Written by The Chicago Defender
    • Category: Chicago

    Convicted Beavers replaced on county board with ex-transportation official

      A committee of Cook County Democrats has chosen a former state transportation official who just paid off a pending ethics fine to replace a commissioner who was ousted after his tax evasion conviction.

      Stanley Moore was chosen Thursday after a dozen people made presentations in an effort to replace former Commissioner William Beavers. Among those

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      • Written by The Chicago Defender
      • Category: Chicago

      Arrest in robbery caught on surveillance camera

        Bail is set at $750,000 for one of two men facing charges in the shooting of a Chicago shop owner whose resistance with a baseball bat was captured by a security camera.

        Fifty-three-year-old Cornell Mack was charged Thursday with attempted murder and armed robbery. Police are searching for the second suspect.

        A videotape shows Luis Quizhpe on

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        • Written by The Chicago Defender
        • Category: Chicago

        First lady, Emanuel ask for youth program money

          Principal Leonetta Sanders introduces First lady Michelle Obama to the students during her visit to Harper High School at Chicago's Englewood neighborhood Wednesday April 10, 2013. The first lady stressed education, telling the students the best thing they could do in life "is really be serious about education." She told them that if they stay

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          • Written by The Chicago Defender
          • Category: Chicago