Marching against violence in Chicago

April 27, 2008 4:13:27 PM PDT
Hundreds of Chicagoans took their anti-violence message to the streets Sunday.Members of ten mega-churches around Chicago marched through the South Side to draw attention to the recent wave of violence in the city.

The marchers gathered at the 7900 block of South Cottage Grove for a prayer vigil and to demand an end to the violence.

Meanwhile, Cook County Board President Todd Stroger extended his anti-violence efforts to the suburbs. Stroger plans to have town hall meetings with suburban mayors to allow residents to voice their concerns.

"When you're able to directly contact the citizens, that's where the solutions come. They can tell you what is the problem. What is the problem right there in their neighborhood. We will be able to try to formulate some kind of solution to help with that problem," the board president said.

Stroger's office is also reviewing existing anti-violence programs run by the county to see how they can be improved.


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