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by Ellyn Fortino
Thu Aug 14

Chicago Activists Hold Peace Walk Against Violence (VIDEO)

Hundreds of Chicagoans and Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn participated in a peace walk against violence Wednesday evening in the city's Humboldt Park neighborhood.

The event kicked off at New Life Covenant Church, 3400 W. Division St., and ended with a candlelight vigil in remembrance of those who have been killed by violence in Chicago.

"The strongest force on earth is when people of good faith come together for the common good to do something very important," Quinn told the large crowd inside the church before the walk. "I believe in non-violence. I think it's so important that we, by our walking, show our neighborhood we're going to fight the violence, and we're going to be peace makers." Read more »