Rev. Michael Pfleger

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

African Arts Festival

Families Get Ready For School At African Arts Festival

A back to school rally on Monday attracted thousands of people in Washington Park.

WBBM Newsradio–09/06/2011

Darius Brown, 13, was killed while playing a game of pickup basketball at a park in Chicago's Bronzeville neighborhood on Aug. 3, 2011. He died early the next morning. (Brown Family Photo)

$10,000 Reward Offered For Solving 13-Year-Old Boy’s Murder

A $10,000 reward is now being offered in hopes of finding the gunman who shot and killed Darius Brown, 13, as he played basketball earlier this week.

CBS Chicago–08/05/2011

Rev. Michael Pfleger

Pfleger Says He’ll Preach Elsewhere If He’s Not Reinstated

The Rev. Michael Pfleger says if he cannot preach at St. Sabina Church, he will start preaching elsewhere.

CBS Chicago–05/11/2011

Mayor Richard M. Daley, Rev. Michael Pfleger

Daley: Pfleger Has Been ‘A Wonderful Friend To Many People’

Mayor Richard M. Daley won’t say anything about the differences between the Rev. Michael Pfleger and Francis Cardinal George, but he praises the suspended priest.

CBS Chicago–05/05/2011

Pfleger Service

Congregants Gather To Pray For Pfleger’s Reinstatement

The Rev. Michael Pfleger is still suspended from his pastorship at St. Sabina Church, but he was back in church Tuesday night.

CBS Chicago–05/04/2011

Father Andrew Smith (CBS)

New Priest’s Arrival At St. Sabina Called ‘Slap In Face’

A new priest was ordered to move into the rectory at St. Sabina parish to replace the Rev. Michael Pfleger Friday morning, church representatives said in an e-mail.

CBS Chicago–04/29/2011

Rev. Michael Pfleger

Pfleger Tells Journalism Students He Loves His Job

The Rev. Michael Pfleger has not spoken with the mainstream media about his suspension this week, but he did open up about it to some Columbia College journalism students.

CBS Chicago–04/29/2011

Rev. Michael Pfleger

Pfleger Shocked By Suspension From Ministry

The Rev. Michael Pfleger says he is in shock, after Francis Cardinal George suspended him from his ministry over statements Pfleger made about a possible reassignment.

CBS Chicago–04/28/2011

Rev. Michael Pfleger

Leo High: We’d Welcome Pfleger, But Can Survive Without Him

The controversy over whether the Rev. Michael Pfleger will leave St. Sabina Church and take over Leo High School has the high school community feeling like it’s between a rock and a hard place.

CBS Chicago–04/13/2011

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

Pfleger Talking About Leaving Catholic Church

The Rev. Michael Pfleger is renewing a threat to leave the Catholic Church if forced out of his pastorship at St. Sabina Church.

CBS Chicago–04/12/2011

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