CBS 2 Chicago wbbm7801059 670 The Score

Local

Hearse Procession Held To Protest Violence

miller250 Steve Miller
Steve Miller is an investigative reporter and has been with Newsradio...
Read More
Lastest News Headlines:

Get Breaking News First

Receive News, Politics, and Entertainment Headlines Each Morning.
Sign Up

CHICAGO (CBS) — Funeral home directors and morticians led a demonstration against gun violence in Chicago.

They began at 47th and King Drive – near a statue of the late mayor, Harold Washington.

Gloria Driver is one of the funeral directors who organized the procession of hearses.

She says she has buried one too many young people – and consoled too many families.

“Sometimes we have to step out of sanctuary or the chapel because it affects us like that.”

One of the most recent for her: A 14 year old boy she prepared for burial.

“And this an innocent bystander. An innocent bystander. And when you stand there and you look at this cold body of a baby, how can you not feel?”

Gloria Driver says everybody asks, what went wrong?

She asks, what’s happened to the family structure?

Organizers had hoped for about 25 hearses.