Friends, Family Mark The Murder Of Anti-Violence Activist One Week Later

(CBS) – An anti-violence activist was remembered Friday evening, a week after she was shot outside her West Pullman home.

Leonore Draper volunteered for a non-profit and had just attended a fundraiser for Project Orange Tree when she was caught in gun crossfire.

One week to the hour, family, friends and a bereft husband showed up to remember her.

Draper was a church volunteer here, a Girl Scout leader and an advocate for multiple sclerosis patients like her husband.

“I don’t know what’s going to become the City of the Big Shoulders,” the victim’s 88-year-old aunt, Alberta Draper, said. “It’s not working.”

There are still no suspects in the killing. Her family vows to take on her pet projects, which were many.



More From CBS Chicago

News Via Email
Podcast Network

Watch & Listen LIVE