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Retail, housing development coming to Bronzeville

    Bronzeville community leaders were joined by Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanual and site developers Tuesday for the groundbreaking of the community’s new $45.6 million Shops and Lofts project at 47th Street and Cottage Grove Avenue, which is part of a three-acre development that includes new homes, stores and employment opportunities.

    “Neighborhoods are t

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    • Written by The Chicago Defender
    • Category: Chicago

    Court upholds conviction of ex-police Commander Burge

      Pictured, former Chicago Police Lt. Jon Burge arrives at the federal building for his obstruction of justice and perjury trial in Chicago. In a unanimous ruling on Monday, April 1, 2013, the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals upheld the 2010 conviction of Burge for lying about the torture of suspects. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

      A federal

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      • Written by The Chicago Defender
      • Category: Chicago

      Obama endorses Kelly in Second Congressional District

        With just under a week to go before the April 9 election, 2nd Congressional District candidate Robin Kelly picked up a key endorsement out of Washington.

        Tuesday, President Barack Obama announced his support for the south suburban Matteson democrat. Kelly formerly served as chief of staff to ex-Illinois Treasurer Alexi Giannoulias and then ran for

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        • Written by The Chicago Defender
        • Category: Chicago

        Chicago homicides drop dramatically in March

          Chicago Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy speaks at a news conference Tuesday, March 12, 2013, in Chicago about the shooting of a 6-month-old girl and her father Monday, March 11. The baby died and gun violence in Chicago was again thrust into national headlines. April 1, 2013 the police chief was joined by Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel to

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          • Written by The Chicago Defender
          • Category: Chicago