Camped Out On Roof

Demolition Begins At Motel Where Pastor Camped Out

Demolition crews are at work on the 6600 block of South King Drive, tearing down the old motel where a minister spent more than three months living in a tent on the roof.

CBS Chicago–03/27/2012

Pastor Corey Brooks addresses an enthusiastic crowd Friday after he came down from the top of a shuttered motel that became a symbol of urban problems. (CBS)

Tyler Perry Gives $100,000 To Pastor On Shuttered Motel Roof

The Rev. Corey Brooks came down from the roof of a shuttered West Woodlawn neighborhood motel, after actor-director Tyler Perry said he would donate $98,000 so Brooks can buy the motel and replace it with a community center.

CBS Chicago–02/24/2012