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Chicago's top cop encouraged after Obama meeting

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    Chicago Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy says he was encouraged after meeting with President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden in Washington.

    McCarthy and other law enforcement officials were in Washington earlier this week to discuss gun control and gun violence. The superintendent told reporters Tuesday that he left Monday's meeting

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    • Written by The Chicago Defender
    • Category: Chicago

    Quinn: Claim earned income tax credit

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      As tax season gets under way, Gov. Pat Quinn is encouraging workers across the state to apply for the increased Earned Income Tax Credit and to take advantage of free tax preparation services.

      The EITC is a tax break for individuals and families with low to moderate wages, and it can be claimed at the federal and state level. Last year, Quinn

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      • Written by The Chicago Defender
      • Category: Chicago