Quinn Goes Up On Motel Roof To Meet With Pastor

CHICAGO (CBS) — Gov. Pat Quinn on Monday joined the Rev. Corey Brooks on the roof of a shuttered motel, where pastor has been camping out for two months in an effort to have it turned into a community center.

As WBBM Newsradio’s John Cody reports, Quinn was lifted to the roof of the abandoned Super Motel, at 6625 S. King Dr., so he could meet with Brooks.

Once he was on the roof, Quinn joined Brooks in honoring the memory of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

“Today, we honor Dr. King for his stand against economic and social injustices, by continuing to make his dream a reality,” Brooks said.

Brooks says he will stay on top of the motel until he raises $450,000 for the community center.

As of earlier this month, Brooks was halfway to his goal of raising the $450,000. More information is available at ProjectHOOD.org.

LISTEN: WBBM Newsradio’s John Cody reports

  • southside

    Our state would have been better off if this showboating panderer would stay on the roof. Watch carefully….this reverend will be getting some kind of state grant, using our money.

  • CFLC

    Take my picture,I’m on the roof with the reverend. I will solve the problem. How much do you want.?

  • Just Axin

    Who gives a sh!t about this guy who didn’t get attention from his mamma when he was growing up. Like it was really news a couple of weeks ago when he came down for a funeral. F him. It’s obvious that the fast food Chinese place down the street delivers; he hasn’t lost any weight.

  • tom Sharp

    Fire! Fire! Quick, Jump!!!


    Amazing at how IGNORANT some of you folks leaving comments can be. How about you read about his mission and what he is doing before you judge. Open your mind and quit being so negative. I pray that GOD will deliver you all from such negativity. The City of Chicago is full of violence and the stand that Pastor Brooks is taking in his community is way more than any of you probably have ever done I AM SURE!!! So instead of downing someone for trying to make a difference, how about you focus all that negative energy into something positive. GOD BLESS!!!!

    • Afro

      I read the story, I opened my mind, thank you I was just going to say pat Quinn was trying to capitalize on the Revs show boat, but after taking your advice I see that both of them are in a circle jerk pat Quinn wants his 15 minutes in the spot light and the Rev is looking for a hand out. Throw both their dumb ass off the roof!

  • Percy Scott

    I agree. With all of the negative news you read and hear. How many times do you see someone doing something to try to change things. This man does’nt have to be on that roof. He could be doing what most people do and that’s blame someone else. This is a just cause and there should be hundreds of encouraging comments. Instead I read negativity angry people with no alternative solutions. Gods uses people to do his will, big and small black and white. If it takes a man living on a roof for our city to LOOK UP to Heaven for answers, WAKE UP from this nightmare we are living and STAND UP for what is right. Glod Bless him!!!!!

  • southside

    Hey y’all, the good reverend gets to do whatever he wants. It is our governor who cons us city folk into voting for him by these stunts. Every time we pay a sales, income, or property tax, Quinn is trying to figure out a way to waste it. God bless the reverend. Notso much for con-man Quinn.

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