Rev. Michael Pfleger

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Pro, Anti-Gun Protestors Rally Outside Suburban Gun Shop

About 200 protestors and counter-protestors were outside Chuck’s Guns in south suburban Riverdale Saturday morning.

09/06/2014

Antonio Smith. (Family provided photo.)

Parents Mourn 9-Year-Old “Little Homey” Slain In Grand Crossing

The day after 9-year-old Antonio Smith was shot to death in the back yard of an apartment building in the south side Grand Crossing neighborhood, several hundred people filled the yard Thursday night to offer prayers and demand action.

08/22/2014

President Barack Obama kisses poet and author Maya Angelou after giving her the 2010 Medal of Freedom (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Maya Angelou, ‘One Of The True Jewels Of Humanity,’ Dead At Age 86

Maya Angelou, an award-winning author and poet, and a prominent voice in the civil rights movement, has died at the age of 86.

05/28/2014

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

Pfleger Hoping Next Pope Is From Third-World Country

Outspoken St. Sabina pastor Rev. Michael Pfleger said he would like to see cardinals pick someone from a third-world nation as the next pope.

03/07/2013

Lidia Kuzniar (Credit: Cook County Sheriff's Office)

Woman Accused Of Stalking Pfleger Found Unfit For Trial

A judge has ruled that a north suburban mother — who said she was stalking the Rev. Michael Pfleger at his South Side church because “God” told her to marry him — is unfit for trial.

02/05/2013

A customer purchases an AK-47 style rifle for about $1200 at Freddie Bear Sports sporting goods store on December 17, 2012 in Tinley Park, Illinois (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Move To Ban Assault Weapons Stalls In State Senate

An Illinois Senate vote to ban semi-automatic assault weapons and high-capacity ammunition clips has been delayed, because supporters have yet to line up enough votes to pass the two measures.

CBS Chicago–01/03/2013

A group of Chicago area ministers declared the weekend of July 27-29 to be "Peace Weekend," as part of an effort to end street violence, and keep every neighborhood safe for Chicago youth. (Credit: CBS)

Ministers Seek To Make This Weekend “Peace Weekend”

Dozens of local ministers have declared this upcoming weekend “Peace Weekend,” and are asking people to work together to end street violence.

CBS Chicago–07/23/2012

Police Supt. Garry McCarthy

St. Sabina Holds Annual March Against Violence

The Rev. Michael Pfleger, the Rev. Jeremiah Wright and Chicago Police Supt. Garry McCarthy led hundreds of people of all ages Friday night on the annual St. Sabina Church end-of-school march against violence.

06/16/2012

Rev. Michael Pfleger, Rep. Bobby Rush

Pfleger, Rush Applaud Decision To Charge George Zimmerman

The Rev. Michael Pfleger says he is grateful for the second-degree murder charge against George Zimmerman in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin in Florida, but he believes “stand your ground” laws are dangerous precedents that will lead to more unnecessary deaths.

WBBM Newsradio–04/12/2012

St. Sabina Burning Shirt

Burning Shirt Found On St. Sabina Community Center Doors

Vandals struck St. Sabina Roman Catholic Church overnight, just hours after the Rev. Michael Pfleger and community members marched against a neighborhood store.

CBS Chicago–04/04/2012

Several local pastors are calling for the city to close the Bishop Golden convenience store at 79th and Bishop streets, after six people were shot -- one fatally -- inside the store last month. They say the store has a track record of trouble and is a hangout for gangbangers. (Credit: CBS)

Pastors Want Convenience Store Closed, Claim It’s A Haven For Gangbangers

Several Chicago pastors want the city to shut down a convenience store in the Auburn-Gresham neighborhood, where six people were shot last week – one of them fatally.

CBS Chicago–04/03/2012

Trayvon Martin (Family Photo)

Death Of Trayvon Martin Strikes Chord In Chicago

The shooting death of unarmed teenager Trayvon Martin last month in Florida, at the hands of a member of the local neighborhood watch, has been sparking outrage across the nation, including Chicago, where protesters and public officials spoke out about the shooting over the weekend.

CBS Chicago–03/25/2012

As  he returned to the pupit on May 22, 2011, Father Michael Pfleger apologized to the parish at St. Sabina for the ordeal that stemmed from his dispute with Francis Cardinal George. Pfleger had been suspended for three weeks before the cardinal reinstated him on May 20, 2011. (Credit: CBS)

Pfleger Asks Churches To Honor Florida Boy Who Was Shot Dead

The Rev. Michael Pfleger is asking area churches this Sunday to honor the memory of Trayvon Martin, the unarmed Florida boy who was shot and killed by a man who is claiming self-defense.

CBS Chicago–03/22/2012

CTA 'L' Train (File Photo by Tim Boyle/Getty Images)

CTA To Allow Liquor Ads On Trains, At ‘L’ Stations

For the first time in 15 years, CTA will accept ads for beer, wine and hard liquor. The change in policy is expected to generate an additional $3.2 million for the cash-strapped agency.

WBBM Newsradio–03/15/2012

Rev. Michael Pfleger leads an anti-violence march through the Gresham neighborhood, four days after a 22-year-old man was shot and killed a few blocks away from St. Sabina Parish. (Credit: CBS)

Pfleger: Easter Baskets With Toy Guns Must Go

It’s time for buying Easter baskets for children, but the outspoken Rev. Michael Pfleger would liked some changes in the items being included in some of baskets.

CBS Chicago–03/14/2012

Rev. Michael Pfleger leads an anti-violence march through the Gresham neighborhood, four days after a 22-year-old man was shot and killed a few blocks away from St. Sabina Parish. (Credit: CBS)

Pfleger Leads Anti-Violence March Near St. Sabina

In the face of a murder a few blocks away from his church, Rev. Michael Pfleger took some bold steps Sunday, and so did several dozen of the faithful from St. Sabina Parish.

CBS Chicago–03/04/2012

Bernie Mac Street

Crowd Gathers To Honor Bernie Mac With Street Name

The late comedian Bernie Mac had a portion of 69th Street in the Englewood neighborhood, where he grew up, named in his honor Tuesday.

CBS Chicago–02/28/2012

Mayor Rahm Emanuel

Emanuel Calls For Statewide Gun Registry

Mayor Rahm Emanuel is looking to close a loophole that, he says, allows more illegal guns to find their way to the streets.

CBS Chicago–02/09/2012

As  he returned to the pupit on May 22, 2011, Father Michael Pfleger apologized to the parish at St. Sabina for the ordeal that stemmed from his dispute with Francis Cardinal George. Pfleger had been suspended for three weeks before the cardinal reinstated him on May 20, 2011. (Credit: CBS)

Pfleger To Share Duties At St. Sabina, Take On New Roles

Effective this summer, the Rev. Michael Pfleger will begin sharing his pastoral duties at St. Sabina parish in the Auburn-Gresham neighborhood, but will take on a new role in developing anti-violence initiatives for the Chicago Archdiocese.

CBS Chicago–02/07/2012

Rev. Michael Pfleger

Pfleger: Entire Englewood Neighborhood Is The Victim Of A Crime

The Rev. Michael Pfleger of St. Sabina Parish is lashing out at the loss of services for the struggling people in communities on the city’s South Side, particularly Englewood.

CBS Chicago–01/06/2012

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