Corey Brooks

Young person holds a Baltimore Police shield outside the Mondawmin Mall during protests following the funeral of Freddie Gray April 27, 2015 in Baltimore, Maryland. Gray, 25, who was arrested for possessing a switch blade knife April 12 outside the Gilmor Homes housing project on Baltimore's west side. According to his attorney, Gray died a week later in the hospital from a severe spinal cord injury he received while in police custody. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Chicago Pastor: Rioting Could Happen Here, Too

Pastor Corey Brooks says he’ll be in Baltimore, to help his fellow pastor, Jamal Bryant, who gave the eulogy at Freddie Gray’s funeral.

11 hours ago

Pastor Corey Brooks organized a downtown march urging Chicagoans to keep the guns down this holiday weekend. (CBS)

Pastor Asks Gangs To Hold Their Fire Over Labor Day Weekend

Pastor Corey Brooks and promoters Asa Powell and Victor Woods said they talked with gang leaders for three weeks to try to assure a violence-free Labor Day.

08/29/2014

Father Michael Pfleger talks with CBS 2 at an anti-violence event. (CBS)

Across Chicago, An Effort To Make Residents Feel Safer

CBS 2 Chief Correspondent Jay Levine reports.

07/18/2014

Gov. Pat Quinn visits west suburban Elmhurst to view damage from flooding on April 18, 2013. (Credit: CBS)

Quinn Promotes Concealed-Carry Changes On South Side March

Governor Quinn is continuing his effort to sway lawmakers on the concealed carry issue, using all of the shootings in the city in recent days in arguing for changes he made to the concealed carry legislation passed overwhelmingly in the House and Senate.

07/06/2013

Rev. Corey Brooks discusses his cross-country walk to raise money for a community center in Woodlawn. (Credit: CBS)

‘Rooftop Pastor’ Faces Racial Threats Following Donation To Disgraced Politician

Pastor Corey Brooks says he would write the same check today. But he adds he’s also learned lessons. CBS 2’s Brad Edwards reports.

01/11/2013

Married Kwame Kilpatrick had an affair with Christine Beatty and served time behind bars on charges related to his position as Detroit's mayor. (credit: Bill Pugliano/Getty Images)

Pastor Corey Brooks Defends Donation To Ex-Detroit Mayor

Pastor Corey Brooks is defending a controversial donation he made to the former mayor of Detroit, whose now on trial for alleged corruption.

01/09/2013

Rev. Corey Brooks (Credit: CBS)

South Side Pastor Corey Brooks Nears End Of Cross-Country Walk

The South Side pastor who spent three months camping on the roof of an old motel last winter is just about done with a walk across the country.

10/10/2012

Pastor Corey Brooks is greeted warmly Friday as he stops in Chicago during a cross-country journey to raise funds for a community center. (CBS)

Rooftop Pastor Halfway Through His Cross-Country Trek

Corey Brooks, the “rooftop pastor” who hopes to build a community center in West Woodlawn, on Friday reached Chicago as he continues his way to Los Angeles. CBS 2’s Brad Edwards reports.

07/13/2012

Rev. Corey Brooks (Credit: CBS)

Rev. Corey Brooks To Pass Through Chicago On Cross-Country Walk Against Gun Violence

The Chicago minister walking from New York to Los Angeles against violence is in eastern Indiana today, and he says he’s been moved by the compassion of Americans he’s met along the way.

07/10/2012

Rev. Corey Brooks (Credit: CBS)

Pastor Plans Walk Across America To Raise Gun Violence Awareness

The South Side pastor who camped for three months over the winter in a tent on the roof of a run-down motel is about to start his next fund-raising and awareness-raising effort: a walk across America.

05/30/2012

The Sunliner, a Chicago Water Taxi operated by Wendella Sightseeing Co., made two rescues along the Chicago River in July 2011. (Credit: WendellaBoats.com)

Coast Guard Honors Wendella Crews For Two River Rescues

The U.S. Coast Guard honored the crews of two Chicago River tour boats on Thursday for their bravery in two separate rescues along the river this month.

CBS Chicago–07/28/2011