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The Electric First Trailer for Aaron Sorkin’s ‘The Trial of the Chicago Seven’ Is Here | RELEVANT

Aaron Sorkin not only wrote but directed his take on the true story of the Chicago Seven the men who were arrested while protesting at the 1968 Democratic National Convention, setting off one of the strangest trials in American history. Your tolerance for Sorkin probably largely depends on how much you enjoy cartwheeling dialog and... Read more

Church Pays off $19 Million in Chicago Residents’ Medical Debt

Church Pays off $19 Million in Chicago Residents' Medical Debt A church in Chicago has raised over $100,000 to cover medical debt for the residents in the Chicago metro area. VIVE Chicago, a satellite church for the Chicago-area that is part of the VIVE church chain, is a nondenominational church that raised the money.The church... Read more

As Chicago logs most violent month, does prayer really make a difference?

USA (MNN) — Reports on the surging violence coming out of Chicago are enough to break your heart. In fact, July was the most violent month Chicago has seen in 28 years. From an infant shot and killed on an expressway in the Far South Side to a mass shooting outside a Gresham funeral home... Read more

7-Year-Old Girl, 14-Year-Old Boy among at Least 15 Dead following Fatal Shootings in Chicago

7-Year-Old Girl, 14-Year-Old Boy among at Least 15 Dead following Fatal Shootings in Chicago A 7-year-old girl and a 14-year-old boy were among a long list of gun violence victims in Chicago over the weekend.The Chicago-Sun Times reports, as of Monday morning, 79 people were shot in Chicago over the weekend, including nine... Read more

Chicago Pastor Leads Peaceful Protest Through City

Chicago Pastor Leads Peaceful Protest Through City A pastor in Chicago led a peaceful protest earlier this week, calling for an end to police brutality and racism.According to Religion News Service, Rev. Chris Harris, of Bright Star Church in Chicago, organized the peaceful demonstration in which other religious leaders also participated.We showed them... Read more

Chicago, California Churches Appeal to U.S. Supreme Court over State Bans

Chicago, California Churches Appeal to U.S. Supreme Court over State Bans The legal battle over government-mandated closure of churches is now before the U.S. Supreme Court. Liberty Counsel filed an appeal Wednesday to the high court on behalf of Elim Romanian Pentecostal Church, a Chicago church that is being threatened with closure for defying... Read more

Chicago Pastors Speak Out against Threats of Shutdowns amid COVID-19

Chicago Pastors Speak Out against Threats of Shutdowns amid COVID-19 Multiple churches in Chicago, Illinois are already having in-person services even though restrictions prohibit them from exceeding a certain amount.According to the state's Restore Illinois plan, religious services with 10 or fewer people are permitted, NBC Chicago reports.Gatherings of more than ten, however,... Read more

‘Whatever Means are Necessary’: Chicago Threatens to Close Church that Defied Order

'Whatever Means are Necessary': Chicago Threatens to Close Church that Defied Order Chicago officials are threatening to close or even bulldoze a church that has continued meeting in defiance of a state order, saying the governors action has the force of law.The state of Illinois has banned in-person church services larger than 10... Read more

‘Stand up for Jesus’ Businessman Will Pay $500 Fines for Chicago Churches that Defied Orders

'Stand up for Jesus' Businessman Will Pay $500 Fines for Chicago Churches that Defied Orders A Chicago businessman and former mayoral candidate says he will pay the $500 fines local authorities handed to three churches that held worship services Sunday in defiance of a statewide ban.Elim Romanian Pentecostal Church, Philadelphia Romanian Church of... Read more