Rev. Corey Brooks

Rev. Corey Brooks (Credit: CBS)

Pastor Corey Brooks To Distribute 3,500 Turkeys Sunday

Woodlawn’s “rooftop pastor” is distributing 3,500 turkeys and the trimmings Sunday to needy Chicagoans, one month after thieves broke into his church and stole $8,000 from the collection box.

11/22/2014

Bruce Rauner and Rev. Corey Brooks discuss death threats Brooks allegedly received the day before someone broke into his church in Woodlawn. Brooks has endorsed Rauner in the race for governor, against Gov. Pat Quinn. (Credit: CBS)

Rev. Brooks Reflects On Support For Rauner, Oberweis

“I’ve discovered that … when you go against the status quo, and you go against what people have been doing for years, everybody is not going to be pleased with it,” Rev. Corey Brooks said after endorsing Republican candidates Bruce Rauner, who won, and Jim Oberweis, who lost.

11/05/2014

Bruce Rauner and Rev. Corey Brooks discuss death threats Brooks allegedly received the day before someone broke into his church in Woodlawn. Brooks has endorsed Rauner in the race for governor, against Gov. Pat Quinn. (Credit: CBS)

Rauner, Brooks Stand Together After Church Burglary, Threats

Republican candidate for governor Bruce Rauner came to the defense of one of his most prominent black supporters on Sunday; after Pastor Corey Brooks’ church was vandalized, and his life allegedly was threatened.

10/27/2014

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

$8,000 Stolen From New Beginnings Church In Break-In

—One of Bruce Rauner’s biggest backers in the African American Community says he’s being threatened for supporting the Republican.

10/25/2014

U.S. Senator Dick Durbin (Left) and State Senator Jim Oberweis (Right) (Credit: CBS)

Oberweis Opens South Side Campaign Office

Republican U.S. Senate candidate Jim Oberweis opened a new campaign office Tuesday in the Woodlawn neighborhood, and said for too long, Republicans have ignored the African American community.

09/30/2014

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

Pastor Corey Brooks Raising Funds For Community Center

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.

06/07/2014

Rev. Corey Brooks (Credit: CBS)

South Side Pastor Seeking 5,000 Volunteers For Anti-Violence Initiative

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.

06/05/2014

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Two Teens Shot In South Shore

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.

04/22/2014

Lamar Grant (Credit: Chicago Police)

Murder Suspect Charged After Confessing To Pastor, Surrendering To Police

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.

08/14/2013

Pallbearers carry Jonylah Watkins' casket into New Beginnings Church in Woodlawn, a week after she was killed when she was shot as she sat on her father's lap in a minivan. (Credit: CBS)

Hundreds Gather For Slain Baby’s Funeral

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.

03/19/2013

Jonylah Watkins was shot and killed while with her father in a parked minivan on the South Side. Police believe the shooter was targeting her father. (Facebook)

Baby Dies After Woodlawn Shooting; ‘Senseless, Despicable Act’

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.”

CBS Chicago–03/12/2013

Rev. Corey Brooks has been camping out in a tent on a vacant lot at 66th Street and King Drive, to raise money for a $15 million community center he wants to build there. A year ago, Brooks began camping out on a vacant motel at that site, to raise the $450,000 he needed to buy the motel and tear it down. (Credit: CBS)

Pastor Camping Out Again To Raise Money For Community Center

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.

CBS 2–11/24/2012

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

Pastor Finishes Cross-Country Walk To Raise Money For Community Center

A South Side pastor has completed his cross-country fundraising walk, and has returned to Chicago.

CBS Chicago–10/15/2012

Rev. Corey Brooks (Credit: CBS)

Mayor, Governor Join Part Of Chicago Pastor’s Cross-Country Walk

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.

07/15/2012

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 Stepping Off On Cross-Country Trek To Raise Awareness On Gun Violence

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.

CBS Chicago–06/05/2012

Rev. Corey Brooks (Credit: CBS)

Pastor Who Camped Out On Roof Plans Anti-Violence Trek

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.

04/22/2012

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

Rev. Corey Brooks (Credit: CBS)

Pastor Takes Title To Shuttered Motel Where He Camped On 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.

CBS Chicago–03/08/2012

Rev. Corey Brooks (Credit: CBS)

Pastor Returns To Pulpit After 3-Month Stay On Motel Roof

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.

CBS 2–02/26/2012

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