Lyons Approves Gun Ordinance To Stop Straw PurchasesThe ordinance comes about three months after anti-violence activists filed a civil rights lawsuit demanding three suburbs do more to stop guns from reaching the streets of Chicago.
Pope's Message In Washington Hits Home For Gutierrez, PflegerIn an address repeatedly interrupted by applause -- some of it partisan -- he urged lawmakers and Americans in general to do the right thing, especially when it came to immigrants, CBS 2 Chief Correspondent Jay Levine reports.
U.S. Education Secretary Returns To Chicago For Anti-Violence MarchEarlier this week, 13 people were murdered and 32 wounded in shootings in Chicago during a 36-hour period, the deadliest stretch the city has seen since 2003.
Pfleger On Ferguson, One Year Later: Black Lives Still MatterFather Michael Pfleger says it's not enough to just remember Michael Brown, but force the country to address the issue of what he calls the genocide of black youth.
Pfleger: City Council Hearing On Chiraq "Insulting"Father Michael Pfleger of St. Sabina's says a City Council meeting Monday discussing the merits of a movie titled Chiraq is "insulting," reports WBBM's Mariam Sobh.
Pfleger: Shaming Father Of 7-Year-Old Murder Victim Might Be CounterproductiveOutspoken anti-violence activist Rev. Michael Pfleger said Chicago’s mayor and police superintendent might have gone too far in the past couple days, in their criticism of the father of a 7-year-old boy who was slain over the July 4th weekend.
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.”