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Defender, NAACP forum offered voters last looks at candidates

    Five days before voters would head to the polls in the 2nd Congressional District special election, dozens of constituents and other concerned citizens turned out for the candidates forum co-hosted by the Chicago Southside chapter of the NAACP and the Chicago Defender.

    The Feb. 21 event was held on the Far South Side of the city at St. John Church,

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    • Written by The Chicago Defender
    • Category: Chicago

    Rapper Kenny Clutch among Nevada Las Vegas deaths (video)

    LAS VEGAS (CNN) -- Police are on an "intense" and "extremely focused" nationwide manhunt for the occupants of a black Range Rover at the center of a shooting on the Las Vegas strip that claimed three lives.

    The incident involved a Maserati that was shot at and subsequently crashed into a taxi, which caught fire.

    The driver of the Maserati, whom

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    • Written by The Chicago Defender
    • Category: Chicago

    Quinn: Proposed 'fracking' rules good for state

      Gov. Pat Quinn is praising a bill that would regulate high-volume oil and gas drilling in Illinois, saying it'll help the economy.

      Quinn released a statement Thursday after two downstate lawmakers introduced the bill to establish ground rules for hydraulic fracturing, or "fracking."

      The method uses high-pressure mixtures of water, sand or gravel and

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      • Written by The Chicago Defender
      • Category: Chicago