Rev. Corey Brooks
The South Side pastor who camped on a motel roof for three months and then walked across the country in an effort to raise funds to build a community center and give young people opportunities in the Woodlawn neighborhood says he’s found renewed interest in the project, reports WBBM’s Mike Krauser.
A South Side pastor has been assembling an army of volunteers to take to the streets and build relationships with those intent on violence, in a new initiative to cut down on violent crime.
Two teenagers were shot in the South Shore neighborhood Monday night, just hours after community activists called for an end to the gun violence in Chicago.
A man has been charged with shooting two people in the Bronzeville neighborhood over the weekend – killing one of them – after turning himself in to police overnight.
Loved ones of the 6-month-old girl who was shot and killed as she was in her father’s lap inside a minivan in the Woodlawn neighborhood were gathering at a local church Tuesday morning for her funeral.
A 6-month-old girl died Tuesday morning, hours after she and her father were shot multiple times while he was changing her diaper in the family van in the Woodlawn neighborhood — a crime the mayor described as “a senseless, despicable act.”
He’s at it again. The pastor who received national attention for spending 94 long days on the roof of a shuttered South Side motel is spending some more time outside.
A South Side pastor has completed his cross-country fundraising walk, and has returned to Chicago.
Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Gov. Pat Quinn joined a South Side pastor on Sunday for part of his cross-country walk to raise money for a new community center, as well as awareness about the city’s violence problems.
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.
The Rev. Corey Brooks is set to step off on his cross-country walk to raise gun violence awareness, and raise money to build a new community center on Chicago’s South Side.
A Chicago pastor who camped on the roof of an abandoned motel says lacing up his sneakers is part of a new plan to address gun violence.
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.
Two weeks after ending a 94-day stay atop an abandoned motel on King Drive, Woodlawn minister Rev. Corey Brooks has taken title to it.
A South Side pastor was back behind the pulpit Sunday, after living on top of a shuttered motel for nearly three months as part of his quest to build a new community center in the West Woodlawn neighborhood.
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.
The pastor of a West Woodlawn neighborhood church thinks he might be able to get off the roof of the old motel where he’s been camping for three months. He’s raised nearly enough money buy the building, so he can replace it with a community center.
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.
Gov. Pat Quinn on Monday joined the Rev. Corey Brooks on the roof of a shuttered motel, where pastor has been camping out for two months in an effort to have it turned into a community center.
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.