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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

Pastor Brooks On Rooftop

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

Pastor Corey Brooks addresses an enthusiastic crowd Friday after he came down from the top of a shuttered motel that became a symbol of urban problems. (CBS)

Tyler Perry Gives $100,000 To Pastor On Shuttered Motel Roof

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.

CBS Chicago–02/24/2012

Pastor Brooks On Rooftop

Pastor Camped Out On Roof Near Goal Of Buying Shuttered Motel

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.

WBBM Newsradio–02/23/2012

Pastor Brooks On Rooftop

Pastor Camped Out On Rooftop Witnesses Crime In Progress

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.

CBS Chicago–02/17/2012

The Rev. Corey Brooks (left) is joined by Gov. Pat Quinn in the ongoing campout on the roof of a shuttered motel on South King Drive. (Credit: CBS)

Quinn Goes Up On Motel Roof To Meet With Pastor

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.

CBS Chicago–01/17/2012

Pastor Corey Brooks

Pastor Camps Out On Roof Of Old Motel For Community Change

A South Side pastor is camping out on the roof of a motel he helped to close down over prostitution and drugs, in an effort to buy the building and use it to help the community change.

CBS Chicago–11/22/2011