Eric Collins receives a Black History Award at Bishop Larry Trotter’s (right) church, Sweet Holy Spirit. (Photo by:
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Homeless Man Awarded Black History Figure of the Year Award; Receives New Home and Wedding

CHICAGO DEFENDER — Earl Walker, Owner of W&W Towing Company, surprised the 21-year-old homeless man and his family as part of a Black History Celebration. […read more]

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Candidates and Officials Brace for Verdict in Jason Van Dyke Trial

CHICAGO DEFENDER — Several community leaders have made statements regarding responses to the verdict in the Jason Van Dyke trial. Van Dyke is on trial for first degree murder for shooting Laquan McDonald 16 times in 2014. Leaders are speaking about possible protests and unrest if Van Dyke is found not guilty of the charges. The Chicago Defender will update our site regularly with statements from political candidates, officials and community leaders. […read more]