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Quinn to Visit Pastor on Motel Rooftop

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    Gov. Pat Quinn on Monday will ascend an abandoned motel to join Pastor Corey Brooks for his 56th day of a rooftop vigil meant to draw attention to Chicago violence.

    As part of Project H.O.O.D. (Helping Others Obtain Destiny), Pastor Brooks has pledged to raise $450,000 to buy an abandoned Super Motel at 6625 S. Martin Luther King Drive and use the land to build a community center.

    The center will feature mixed income housing, commercial spaces and the New Beginnings Church's "Master Academy."

    So far Brooks has raised $250,455.

    Until the full amount is raised, he says he won't come down from the roof.
     
    Quinn will join Pastor Brooks at 3 p.m.