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Your action is needed to ensure real and meaningful police accountability reform in Chicago. The City Council is currently considering various proposals...

Our work to stop illegal guns from entering our communities continues in a new effort, SB 337 SA 3, the Combating Illegal Gun Trafficking Act.

Take action now and ask your representative to support the F.A.T.E. (Fair Access to Employment) bill for people with criminal records. It will be called for a vote soon!

After years of trying to license gun dealers in Illinois, the House finally passed SB 1657.

On Tuesday, March 13, 2018, CRS stood with community leaders from the Grassroots Alliance for Police Accountability (GAPA), Aldermen from across the city, and other public safety stakeholders, to announce our comprehensive ordinance for The Community Commission for Public Safety and Accountability.

In the years prior to King’s assassination, his sights began to shift towards thinking how a true Beloved Community might be realized in his present world. The pathway to this concept rested in need to escalate the concerns of civil rights, to a need for human rights. The words of his sermons and writings would begin to challenge even more, daring to make claims that poor Blacks and Poor Whites had more in common with each other, than Poor Blacks had with Rich Blacks or Poor Whites had with Rich Whites. Despite a system that systematically proved otherwise, dismantling poverty, King exclaimed, was the key to removing the systems of racism, militarism, and economic injustice on America.

This annual event brings together congregations, organizations, clergy and lay for a moment of assembly, accountability, and action.

Martin Luther King Faith in Action Assembly

We asked the candidates about issues that are most important to our communities and align with CRS’ 2018 Platform for Renewal.

Martin Luther King Faith in Action Assembly

CRS held an accountability session with several aldermen regarding police reforms at our recent Martin Luther King Faith in Action Assembly.

'Someday at Christmas' is one of mainstream music's first Christmas songs with an intentional social and political message.

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