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Dr. Charles Hayes (Credit: Facebook)

Tribute Concert For Late Pastor, Gospel Music Legend Hayes

Dr. Charles Hayes, who led the choir at Cosmopolitan Church of Prayer in the Woodlawn neighborhood for more than 55 years, was one of the longest-serving pastors in Chicago history.

02/21/2014

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Lakeview Priest Steps Aside Amid Sex Abuse Allegations

The pastor of a Roman Catholic church in the Lakeview neighborhood agreed to step aside from day-to-day responsibilities amid an allegation he had sexual contact with a child nearly 20 years ago while working at an Orland Park parish.

12/09/2013

Dr. Jack Schaap was removed as pastor at First Baptist Church in Hammond for an "improper relationship with a young woman," according to a church spokesman. (Credit: fbchammond.com)

Disgraced Hammond Pastor Gets 12 Years For Sex With Teen

A former northwest Indiana megachurch pastor was sentenced to 12 years in prison Wednesday for sex crimes involving a 17-year-old female church member.

03/20/2013

Pastor Derrell Gray and his family can't stay at a homeless shelter past Nov. 1, so they face eviction. (CBS)

Pastor And His Family Face Eviction From Homeless Shelter

A Chicago pastor who has been in a homeless shelter for months has only days before he is kicked out. CBS 2’s Mike Puccinelli reports.

10/18/2012

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

Dr. Jack Schaap was removed as pastor at First Baptist Church in Hammond for an "improper relationship with a young woman," according to a church spokesman. (Credit: fbchammond.com)

Hammond Pastor Dismissed For ‘Improper Relationship With Young Woman’

The longtime pastor of a northwest Indiana church has been dismissed due to an “improper relationship with a young woman.”

CBS Chicago–07/31/2012

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)

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

Robert Lyzenga

Indiana Church Pastor Accused Of Mounting Cameras In Restroom

A church in Indiana has removed its pastor, after he was arrested for allegedly disguising two hidden video cameras as air fresheners and hiding them in the women’s toilet stalls at the church.

CBS Chicago–05/16/2012

Pastor Brooks On Rooftop

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 Brooks On Rooftop

Pastor Camped Out On Rooftop Witnesses Crime In Progress

A South Side pastor has been camping out on the roof of a motel for the past three months to help stop violence in the community.

CBS Chicago–02/17/2012

Jail/Prison

Ex-Minister Gets Jail For Molesting Naperville Girl

A former pastor and community college instructor was sentenced Friday to six months in DuPage County Jail for sexually molesting a girl from Naperville on numerous occasions in 2010.

01/29/2012

Pastor Corey Brooks

Pastor To Come Down From Roof For Church’s Chicken Victim’s Funeral

The pastor of New Beginnings church on the 6600 block of South King Drive is coming down off the roof where he’s been living for more than six weeks.

CBS Chicago–01/05/2012

Pastor Corey Brooks

Pastor Camps Out On Roof Of Old Motel For Community Change

A South Side pastor is camping out on the roof of a motel he helped to close down over prostitution and drugs, in an effort to buy the building and use it to help the community change.

CBS Chicago–11/22/2011

Father Michael Pfleger (Credit: Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Pfleger’s Future A Mystery

Questions lingered Thursday about whether Rev. Michael Pfleger will stay at his beloved St. Sabina parish.

CBS Chicago–03/17/2011