The Rev Al Sharpton is moving to town, temporarily at least, to the city’s West Side.
In doing so, he wants to draw greater attention to the gun violence that plagues Chicago.
The Baptist minister says he will rent an apartment and commute home to New York weekly for the next two to three months. Joining him in the same undisclosed building is Martin Luther King III.
Rev Sharpton preached two sermons Sunday morning at Trinity United Church of Christ. Supporting his move in effort are several West Side leaders in the business and faith communities.
Congressman Danny Davis says he welcomes the attention this visit will bring.
Also on Rev Sharpton’s Chicago schedule is the promotion of his new book entitled The Rejected Stone.
In it he describes his path from street activist to public figure. He hosts two book signings Monday.