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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

    City opens website for youth summer jobs

      Pictured, Mayor Rahm Emanuel addresses the media at a restaurant in the Brigeport neighborhood shortly after being elected in 2011. Monday, April 8, 2013 the Mayor's Office announced that the city would begin taking applications for summer youth employment online. Defender/Taerynn Owens

      Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Cook County Board President Toni

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      • Written by The Chicago Defender
      • Category: Chicago

      Voters to choose Jackson Jr.'s House successor

        Second Congressional District Democratic candidate Robin Kelly, pictured, is expected to win the race today over Republican challenger Paul McKinley to take the seat formerly held by Jesse Jackson Jr. Polls opened at 6 a.m. Tuesday, April 9, 2013 around the state for other local elections. Polls close tonight at 7 p.m. Defender/Worsom Robinson

        While

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        • Written by The Chicago Defender
        • Category: Chicago

        Cops: Woman joined grandson in husband's killing

          This photo provided by the Chicago Police Department shows Janet Strickland, 64, of Chicago. A statement released by the police Saturday, April 6, 2013, says that Strickland has been charged with first-degree murder and armed robbery in the shooting death of her husband, William Strickland, who was gunned down March 2 as he waited for a ride to

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          • Written by The Chicago Defender
          • Category: Chicago