About $8,000 was discovered stolen from a donation box early Saturday following a burglary at New Beginnings Church on the South Side.
The incident was reported to police Saturday morning by a Church member. Today, Republican Candidate for governor Bruce Rauner expected to make an appearance at the church, as a show of support for Brooks.
Pastor Corey Brooks says he's been a target- and has even received death threats - since endorsing Republicans Jim Oberweis & Bruce Rauner.
Brooks says he believes the break-in was politically motivated.
The glass collection box had been shattered and vandalized. The money was supposed to go towards the building of a community center across the street.
Pastor Brooks says he fears for his family's safety he moved them out of their Woodlawn home.