Ministers Call On Cook County State's Attorney Kim Foxx To Beef Up Witness Protection ProgramRev. Ira Acree, a longtime pastor in the Austin neighborhood, said many people have told him and other faith leaders they are afraid to come forward with what they know when someone is killed in their neighborhoods.
Cook County Announces Task Force To Fight Cemetery ViolenceIn recent weeks, there has been a dramatic spike in the number of shootings at cemeteries in the near western suburbs.
Some Say Willie Wilson Is Ready To Challenge Emanuel In Mayor's RaceSome supporters are using a new poll to set the stage for another possible campaign for mayor by businessman Willie Wilson.
Teen Slain Just Before 17th Birthday Mourned As "A Protector"Friends of Elijah Sims wiped away tears as young pallbearers carried his casket into New Mount Pilgrim Missionary Baptist Church in the West Garfield Park neighborhood for the memorial service.
Congregation Prays Outside West Side Church To Protest ViolenceOne West Side pastor took his congregation outside to protest the violence on the streets of Chicago, reports WBBM's Rob Hart.
Ministers To Boycott MLK Breakfast With Mayor To Protest Laquan McDonald ShootingA group of black pastors planned to boycott the city’s annual Martin Luther King Jr. breakfast on Friday, to protest Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s handling of the fatal police shooting of Laquan McDonald.
West Side Activists Want To Meet With McCarthy To Discuss ViolenceActivists in the Austin neighborhood have demanded a meeting with Police Supt. Garry McCarthy, to come up with solutions to violent crime in a community that has more murders than any other.
Pastors Ask Election Board To Keep Wilson On Ballot For MayorSupporters of mayoral challenger Willie Wilson have called on the Chicago Board of Election Commissioners to uphold his candidacy, and allow him on the February ballot, in the face of an ongoing challenge from the Emanuel campaign.
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.
Ministers Seek To Make This Weekend "Peace Weekend"Dozens of local ministers have declared this upcoming weekend "Peace Weekend," and are asking people to work together to end street violence.
Ministers Urge People To Turn In Gunman Who Killed Girl, 7One day after a 7-year-old girl was gunned down as her mother watched while she sold lemonade in front of her West Side home, a ministers’ group is trying to persuade people to turn over the killer.
West Side Residents March For Trayvon, Other Violence VictimsThe pastor of a West Side church says 57 young lives have been lost to gun violence in Chicago since the beginning of the school year, so he’s calling on his congregation to show their outrage over the loss of innocent lives, including Florida teenager Trayvon Martin.
Ministers, Community Leaders Petition For School Turnaround PlanAnother side is weighing in on the Chicago school system's plan to fix some failing schools.
Family Marks 4th Anniversary Of Yasmin Acree's DisappearanceFour years ago Sunday, a 14-year-old Austin High School student disappeared from her home. Saturday, more than 50 family members, police, community residents and ministers joined in prayers for her return.
Off-Duty Police Officer Shot, KilledAn off-duty police officer was fatally shot Thursday evening while he worked security at a West Side grocery store, Chicago police said.