CHICAGO (CBS) — Using the lure of $100 gift cards, the Chicago Police Department is encouraging people to get guns out of their homes and turn them in this Saturday, during the annual gun turn-in program.

As WBBM Newsradio’s Mike Krauser reports, the Police Department is partnering with 20 churches..

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First Deputy Supt. Alfonza Wysinger says anyone who turns in a real gun will get a $100 gift card. Replicas and BB guns are worth $10.

“No questions asked,” Wysinger said. “Just show up at the church, and hand over the weapons to the CPD officer that will be there, and get your $100 gift card. So we strongly suggest that people come out that have weapons lying around the house, or weapons, maybe, that they don’t necessarily want in their house. This is a chance to get some money for their weapon, and get another dangerous weapon on the street.”

The gun turn-in event, dubbed “Don’t Kill a Dream, Save a Life,” is on from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at the following locations:


United Church Of Rogers Park
1545 W. Morse Ave.

Uptown Baptist Church
1011 W. Wilson Ave.


Heritage International
Christian Church
5312 W. North Ave.

Truth And Deliverance International Ministries
5151 W. Madison St.

Mt. Vernon Baptist Church
2622 W. Jackson Blvd.

Corinthians Temple Cogic
4520 W. Washington Blvd.

Chicago Islamic Center
3357 W. 63rd St.

Douglas Park Baptist Church
1840 S. Kedzie Ave.

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St. Agnes of Bohemia Catholic
2651 S. Central Park Ave.


Greater Harvest MB Church
5141 S. State St.

First Church of Deliverance
4315 S. Wabash Ave.

New Beginnings Church
6620 S. Dr. Martin Luther King Drive

Fellowship Missionary Baptist Church
4543 S. Princeton Ave.

St. Sabina Church
1210 W. 78th Pl.

Trinity All Nations Church
9600 S. Vincennes Ave.

Bethlehem Star M.B. Church
9231 S. Cottage Grove Avenue Ave.

New Vision of Faith Ministries
447 W. 120th St.

Immaculate Conception Parish
2944 E. 88th Street

New Life Covenant Church
1021 E. 78th St.

Greater Salem Baptist Church
215 W. 71st St.

Liberation Christian Center
6810 S. Ashland Ave.

Antioch Missionary Baptist Church
6248 S. Stewart Ave.

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Greater Institutional AME Church
7800 S. Indiana Ave.