Chicago’s top cop Garry McCarthy has been criticized for recent comments he made about gun control in a predominately black parish. Race relations were a factor when the City of Chicago first implemented a hand gun registry in 1968.
Today, Mayor Richard M. Daley spoke at a ribbon cutting for a new housing development in North Lawndale bearing Martin Luther King, Jr.'s name. Today is the anniversary of MLK's assasination in 1968.He did not take questions at this press availability.
"Eight Forty-Eight" kicked off Martin Luther King, Jr. Day celebrations a little early this year by giving a nod to the everyday heroes among us. Rosazlia Grillier lives in Englewood on the South Side; she was recently named an Allstate Give Back Day Hero.
When the Reverend Martin Luther King Jr. took to the streets of Chicago, many marched alongside him. But few matched the fervor of Bishop Arthur M. Brazier. Brazier was a vital spiritual leader in the civil rights movement.Last week, the Chicago native was freed from a long battle with cancer.