Father Pfleger of St. Sabina Church said he wanted a way to celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King's birthday.
The Auburn Gresham alderman will remain Democratic ward committeeman until her term expires in 2016.
St. Sabina Church aims to build a better relationship between Chicago police officers and the community.
According to a state commission, 24 million children do not live with their biological father.
Jabari Parker and Will Bynum also are expected to attend the event at St. Sabina Church.
Walgreen says stopping sales — as CVS did Wednesday — wouldn't have a huge impact on tobacco use.
Hardiman, a recent Morehouse College graduate, said now was not the time for him to run for alderman.
Corey Hardiman, who is running in the 9th Ward, said even rival gang members were united in Missouri.
The South Side pastor said Antonio Smith's killer is a "terrorist."
Instead of buying 150 guns at a Saturday event, St. Sabina Church will be able to buy up to 180 guns.
The Aug. 16 gun buyback is for only for the first 150 people between 16 and 30 years old.
A group of community activists said if the city improves public schools that would help reduce crime.
Mayor Rahm Emanuel met with 50 Bronzeville leaders Monday.
St. Sabina is hosting a block party in Auburn Gresham instead of its weekly peace march.
Thousands of kids in the program will take part in rallies Wednesday across the city.
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