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Chicago pastor Corey Brooks is serious about stopping violence in Chicago, which is quickly approaching a record number of homicides for the year. Just this past weekend, nine people were killed and 37 wounded in gun violence. It seems like every big city has its turn and this year, Chicago is leading so far in homicides. Brooks has already lived on the roof of an abandoned hotel across the street from his church in the violence-plagued Woodlawn neighborhood in order to raise funds to buy it to create a recreation center. With a $98,000 boost from Tyler Perry, he did, but he still needs funding to create a new space on the spot.

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