City and community leaders, including Mayor Daley and police Supt. Jody Weis, were in attendance. Organizers say the stones and candles represent a better way to honor the memory of the victims.
"We wanted to do something different. We're losing a whole generation to gun violence. We were tired of marching and rallying," said Diane Latiker, founder of the Kids Off The Block program. "It [the stone display] is growing. It grew from 30 stones at first, and now there's 150 over there."
The event also included a neighborhood clean-up effort as part of the city's Clean and Green beautification program.