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Man beaten to death on CTA rail platform

    Pictured, the 43rd Street Chicago Transit Authority Green Line rail station. A man died after suffering a beating on the platform.

    Authorities say a man has been beaten to death in a fight on a Chicago rail platform.

    According to police, a 37-year-old man was taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital after a fight on the platform of the 43rd Street

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    • Written by The Chicago Defender
    • Category: Chicago

    North Chicago police officer charged in fatal collision

      Officer Terrell Garrett, pictured, of the North Chicago Police Department, is on leave following his involvement in a fatal traffic accident Friday, March 15, 2013 on Lake Shore Drive in Chicago. Two men were killed and Garrett remains hospitalized after the officer was driving the wrong way on LSD. Investigators say alcohol was involved and a

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      • Written by The Chicago Defender
      • Category: Chicago

      GOP autopsy: Too old, too white

      Washington (CNN) – The beleaguered Republican Party put into writing Monday what many of its top strategists and leaders have been saying since last year's election losses: The GOP is too old, too white, and too insular to win national contests.

      In a months-in-the-making report - which tops out at 100 pages and includes hundreds of recommended

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      • Written by The Chicago Defender
      • Category: Chicago