Pfleger, Activists Sue Suburbs Over Gun ShopsActivist priest Rev. Michael Pfleger has taken his battle against illegal guns to court. He has sued three suburbs, claiming they haven’t kept a close enough eye on gun shops.
Hundreds Gather Outside St. Sabina For 'Chiraq' Block Party Hundreds of people are at St. Sabina's Block Party on the 7800 block of South Throop for a good time and the chance to get a photo taken with filmmaker Spike Lee, who's underwriting the festivities.
Gun Rights Activists Protest Pfleger's Speech At Tinley Park ChurchThe pews were full at St. George's Catholic Church when Pfleger spoke, and the house was divided. Although he said he was not speaking only about guns, ISRA officials urged as many members as possible to show up, and called the speech a gun control recruitment event.
Alderman Denies Block Party Permit For Spike Lee Film "Chiraq"David Moore, the alderman in the Auburn Gresham neighborhood where the Spike Lee movie "Chiraq” is being shot, is denying a permit for a block party for the film.
Pfleger: Turn Cellphone Cameras On CriminalsRev. Michael Pfleger, the activist priest who has crusaded for decades against gun violence in Chicago, was urging people to use a new weapon people to make their neighborhoods more peaceful: their cellphones.
Pro, Anti-Gun Advocates Rally Outside Riverdale Gun ShopThere was a protest and a counter-protest today outside a Riverdale gun shop that’s been the focus of anti-gun violence protesters for years.
Spike Lee Defends "Chiraq" Film, Blasts "People Just Judging From Afar"The title of Spike Lee’s new movie might not sit well with some, but the filmmaker was not backing down from calling his upcoming film on Chicago’s gun violence “Chiraq,” as he defended his controversial work on Thursday.
Spike Lee To Address Criticism Of Controversial New Movie "Chiraq"Lee plans to set his movie in Englewood, one of several violence-plagued neighborhoods that have earned the nickname “Chiraq.” Some feel that name—a blend of Chicago and war-torn Iraq—furthers negative perceptions about the city.
Father Pfleger Tells Spike Lee Critics That Violence Is The Problem, Not Film Title 'Chiraq'Lee plans to set his movie Englewood, one of several violence-plagued neighborhoods that earned the nickname “Chiraq.”
Pfleger, Protesters Blast Rauner Budget PlanRev. Michael Pfleger, pastor of St. Sabina Church, said “this is not a cute little rally” that brought out a large crowd to the Thompson Center, which has offices for multiple state agencies, including the governor’s office.
Rainbow PUSH Holds Rally In Support Of JRW Players Supporters of the Jackie Robinson West Little League team rallied around the kids Saturday at the headquarters of the Rainbow PUSH Coalition following this week’s decision to strip the team of its national championship title over a finding that the team’s leaders broke the rules.
Opinion: Pfleger, Emanuel Should Be Ashamed In Wake Of JRW ScandalThere is nothing more depressing, more revolting than adults selfishly acting like martyrs and using children as symbolic human shields.
17th Ward Candidate Slams Mailers As "Lies," "Lowest Of The Low"Some sleazy tactics have surfaced in at least one race for alderman on the South Side.
JRW Supporters Suggest Decision To Take Title Racially MotivatedThere are accusations that racism was behind the decision by Little League International to strip the Jackie Robinson West team of the national title over cheating by the adults who run the team, reports WBBM's Mike Krauser.
Demonstrators Call On Gov. Rauner To Restore Funding For Social ProgramsAdvocates for the poor are blasting Governor Bruce Rauner for ending contracts for social services programs that they say were just getting started, reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore.