WINDY CITY TIMES
||Lighthouse Church hosting prayer
vigil Dec. 18
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Glessner House Museum, 1800 S. Prairie Ave., is hosting a candlelight prayer vigil"Prayer with a Purpose"on Thursday, Dec. 18, 7-8 p.m.
Ministers and community activists will offer prayers. In addition, attendees will be encouraged to sign a letter to their alderman in support of a chokehold ban for police offers in the city of Chicago.
At 7:30 p.m., attendees will walk to the police station in the South Loop, 1718 S. State St., to peacefully assemble on the sidewalk at 7:45-8 p.m.
See www.facebook.com/events/788191897910167/ for more information.
This article shared 2672 times since Wed Dec 17, 2014
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