FAIR COPS ordinance

Faith leaders rallied at City Hall on December 1st demanding real systemic reform to police oversight by enacting the FAIR COPS (Freedom through Accountability, Investigation, and Reform for Community Oversight of Policing Services) Ordinance, which would create an independent civilian Police Auditor’s Office.


Contact: Alex Wiesendanger, (646) 784-1033,, Cindy Greenwood, (847) 404-8404,

Chicago Faith Leaders: Blood of Laquan McDonald is on the Mayor’s Hands

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For Immediate Release

Nov. 18, 2015

Contact: Susan Smith Richardson, editor and publisher 

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The Chicago Reporter announces $500,000 grant from MacArthur Foundation

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Community Renewal Society (CRS), among Chicago’s oldest faith-based social justice organizations, has hired veteran civil rights advocate Virginia Martinez as its new Director of Policy.


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