Bethlehem Star Missionary Baptist Church senior pastor Roosevelt Watkins, III (standing) leads a town hall meeting in 2018 after six people were shot outside the church.Lee Edwards/Block Club Chicago

After Mass Shooting Outside Funeral, Ex-County Leader Says It’s Time To Bring Back Task Force To Stop Violence At Memorials

“Funeral directors and funeral homes have been begging the police to be in attendance or at least be somewhere in eyeshot view so that it would discourage these types of things."

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Art West Freedom Fest Begins Sunday, Showcasing West Side Talent

The festival will feature artists, performers and entrepreneurs to showcase creative opportunities on the West Side.

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As Chicago Makes Headway On School Council Transparency, Some Say It Doesn’t Go Far Enough

CPS pledged to centrally track basic meeting information on cops in schools votes, but they aren't collecting meeting times or links to virtual meetings that are essential to public participation.