Minister Calls On Emanuel, Rauner To Do More About 'Wild West Of America'Bishop Larry Trotter’s service at Sweet Holy Spirit Church in the South Chicago neighborhood included a plea to the mayor and governor to team up with community leaders to help stop the bloodshed.
Chicago Pastors Say More Needs To Be Done To Help Flint Chicago pastors and other leaders are now calling for a criminal investigation into the Flint, Michigan water crisis.
Ministers Seek Special Prosecutor In Laquan McDonald CaseAbout 100 clergy members and activists representing Chicago’s black community have called on Gov. Bruce Rauner to appoint a special prosecutor to investigate the fatal police shooting of Laquan McDonald, but the governor's office said he has no such authority.
Activists March On Magnificent Mile To Protest Laquan McDonald ShootingActivists shut down part of Michigan Avenue on Black Friday, and planned to march to Water Tower Place, to protest the fatal police shooting of 17-year-old Laquan McDonald.
Bishop Larry Trotter Released From Hospital After Bout With PneumoniaOn Sunday morning while preparing for church, Trotter was taken to Rush University Medical Center after complaining of chest pains and shortness of breath, according to a statement from Trotter spokesman Sean Howard.
Emanuel Allies Slam Garcia As 'Novice,' While Chuy Seeks To Emulate Harold WashingtonMayor Rahm Emanuel and challenger Jesus “Chuy” Garcia both pulled in more endorsements Friday, as the mayor tried to solidify his lead in the polls, and Garcia sought to build a Harold Washington-like coalition.
Bishop Larry Trotter Endorses Jim Oberweis Over Dick DurbinThe Republican challenging U.S. Senator Dick Durbin has picked up the support of another prominent Chicago African-American clergyman, reports WBBM’s Nancy Harty.
African-American Religious Leaders Ramp Up Campaign Against Marriage EqualityWith same-sex marriage appearing closer to reality in Illinois, African-American religious leaders are ramping up their campaign to defeat the measure in Springfield, reports WBBM's Mike Krauser.
Gay Marriage Opponents Invoke God, Free SpeechOpponents of legislation to legalize gay marriage in Illinois rallied Wednesday outside the state Capitol, one day after thousands held their own event to urge lawmakers to approve it.
Marriage Equality Debate Divides Opinion Among Black Christians Going into tomorrow's veto session, the votes are split with at least part of the balance of power in the Black Caucus, which powerful ministers are trying to influence with their public statements and paid commercials.
Bishop Trotter To Lead March Supporting Reggae ClubThis is not the type of cause that Bishop Larry Trotter takes on, he readily concedes.