Photos: Pastor camps out
New Beginnings Church Pastor Corey Brooks has set-up camp atop an old motel at 6625 S. King Drive in the West Woodlawn neighborhood on Nov. 19, 2011. He hoped to raise $450,000 so his church could buy the site. Thanks to a promise of $98,000 from movie mogul Tyler Perry, the pastor will be able to buy and demolish the motel to make way for a community center.
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Addressing the media
Pastor Corey Brooks gets tearful for a moment while talking to the media after coming down off the roof of a shuttered motel across the street from his church in the 6600 block of South King Drive in Chicago. He camped out on the roof to raise funds to buy the motel and have it demolished. The motel had been a magnet for criminal activity.