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Elgin Deputy Police Chief Cecil Smith (CBS)

Elgin Police Official To Become Top Cop Where Trayvon Martin Was Killed

Some would say Cecil Smith is jumping into the fire with his next professional move. CBS 2′s Brad Edwards reports.

02/22/2013

Rep. Bobby Rush

Rep. Rush Kicked Off House Floor For Wearing Hoodie

U.S. Rep. Bobby Rush (D-Chicago) was kicked off the House floor Wednesday morning for wearing a hoodie in protest of the shooting death of Trayvon Martin.

CBS Chicago–03/28/2012

Illinois State Capitol

Illinois Lawmaker Pushes For ‘Stand Your Ground’ Law

The fatal shooting of Trayvon Martin, an unarmed teenager, in Sanford, Fla., has brought critical attention to the “Stand Your Ground” laws.

CBS Chicago–03/27/2012

An undated photo of Trayvon Martin (CBS)

Jackson, Civil Rights Leaders Call For Arrest Of Man Who Shot Trayvon Martin

The parents of slain Florida teen Trayvon Martin were joined Monday by civil rights leaders, including Rev. Jesse Jackson, who called for the arrest of George Zimmerman, the neighborhood watch captain who shot and killed Martin one month ago.

CBS 2–03/26/2012

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