West Side ministers call out Rev. Franklin Graham for silence on Black church desecrations

Black Lives Matters banners at two historical black churches were destroyed last weekend in the nation’s capital after a pro-Trump rally. Faith leaders – including Revs. Ira Acree and Marshall Hatch – want Rev. Graham, a Trump supporter, to condemn these actions. Clergy from Chicago will travel to Washington, D.C., next month to push for healing and reconciliation just days before Joe Biden becomes the 46th president.

February ballot still not finalized

It will be January before West Side residents know who they can vote for in the 28th, 29th and 37th Ward races. A record number of candidate objections has delayed the work of the Chicago Board of Election Commissioners.

Can a minister also be mayor?

Some aldermen don’t think so, but several local ministers say it shouldn’t be an issue for the Rev. James Meeks, who wants to succeed Mayor Richard Daley.