Buses will leave Greater St. John Church, 1256 N. Waller, at 2:30 p.m. Aug. 2. Groups from across the city – including Violence Interrupters, the Coalition for a New Chicago, and The Leaders Network – will be meeting at 4 p.m. at Belmont and Lake Shore Drive.
State Rep. La Shawn Ford and U.S. Congressman Danny K. Davis say relations between African-American communities and the police must improve, and there needs to be a true commitment to community policing.
Despite protests by Chicagoans who travelled to Springfield to make their voices heard, the measure was approved by the Illinois House Executive Committee. The House and Senate will still have to vote before it can be signed into law by Gov. Pat Quinn.