Woodlawn Pastor Opens New Community Job Training CenterRev. Corey Brooks unveiled the Project HOOD Leadership and Economic Opportunity Center at a former Walgreens store at 63rd and King.
Mayor To Meet With Ministers As City Prepares To Release Video Of Fatal Police ShootingMayor Rahm Emanuel was meeting with community and religious leaders on Monday, to prepare for the backlash when a video showing a white police officer fatally shooting a black teenager is made public.
Chicago Pastor Lending A Hand In Baltimore After RiotsAn activist pastor from Chicago has traveled to Baltimore, hoping to help calm the situation there in any way possible, in the wake of riots following the funeral of a black man who died in police custody.
Pastor Corey Brooks To Distribute 3,500 Turkeys Sunday Woodlawn's "rooftop pastor" is distributing 3,500 turkeys and the trimmings Sunday to needy Chicagoans, one month after thieves broke into his church and stole $8,000 from the collection box.
Rev. Brooks Reflects On Support For Rauner, Oberweis“I’ve discovered that … when you go against the status quo, and you go against what people have been doing for years, everybody is not going to be pleased with it,” Rev. Corey Brooks said after endorsing Republican candidates Bruce Rauner, who won, and Jim Oberweis, who lost.
Rauner, Brooks Stand Together After Church Burglary, ThreatsRepublican candidate for governor Bruce Rauner came to the defense of one of his most prominent black supporters on Sunday; after Pastor Corey Brooks’ church was vandalized, and his life allegedly was threatened.
$8,000 Stolen From New Beginnings Church In Break-In—One of Bruce Rauner’s biggest backers in the African American Community says he's being threatened for supporting the Republican.
Oberweis Opens South Side Campaign OfficeRepublican U.S. Senate candidate Jim Oberweis opened a new campaign office Tuesday in the Woodlawn neighborhood, and said for too long, Republicans have ignored the African American community.
Pastor Corey Brooks Raising Funds For Community CenterThe South Side pastor who camped on a motel roof for three months and then walked across the country in an effort to raise funds to build a community center and give young people opportunities in the Woodlawn neighborhood says he’s found renewed interest in the project, reports WBBM’s Mike Krauser.
South Side Pastor Seeking 5,000 Volunteers For Anti-Violence InitiativeA South Side pastor has been assembling an army of volunteers to take to the streets and build relationships with those intent on violence, in a new initiative to cut down on violent crime.
Two Teens Shot In South ShoreTwo teenagers were shot in the South Shore neighborhood Monday night, just hours after community activists called for an end to the gun violence in Chicago.
Murder Suspect Charged After Confessing To Pastor, Surrendering To PoliceA man has been charged with shooting two people in the Bronzeville neighborhood over the weekend – killing one of them – after turning himself in to police overnight.
Hundreds Gather For Slain Baby's FuneralLoved ones of the 6-month-old girl who was shot and killed as she was in her father’s lap inside a minivan in the Woodlawn neighborhood were gathering at a local church Tuesday morning for her funeral.
Baby Dies After Woodlawn Shooting; 'Senseless, Despicable Act'A 6-month-old girl died Tuesday morning, hours after she and her father were shot multiple times while he was changing her diaper in the family van in the Woodlawn neighborhood -- a crime the mayor described as "a senseless, despicable act."
Pastor Camping Out Again To Raise Money For Community CenterHe's at it again. The pastor who received national attention for spending 94 long days on the roof of a shuttered South Side motel is spending some more time outside.