Police department hosts gun turn-in day

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Parents of children slain by gun violence, along with the faith-based community, Mayor Richard M. Daley and several aldermen, made an impassioned plea for residents to turn in their firearms, no questions asked, during the Chicago Police Department’

Parents of children slain by gun violence, along with the faith-based community, Mayor Richard M. Daley and several aldermen, made an impassioned plea for residents to turn in their firearms, no questions asked, during the Chicago Police Department’s fourth gun turn-in program this weekend. “When you take our children’s lives, you also take ours,” Pamela Bosley said at a recent news conference outside of a South Side church. Bosley’s son, Terrell, was gunned down two years ago as he loaded musical equipment into a car in his church’s parking lot. The event will be held Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 25 locations throughout the city. In return for handing over a weapon, no questions asked, participants will receive a $100 Mastercard gift card for each weapon and $10 for each replica gun. “A gun lives forever. A human being doesn’t live forever,” Daley said at Bethlehem Star M. B. Church on 92nd Street and Cottage Grove Avenue. Police Supt. Jody Weis said, “One gun turned in is one less gun capable of harming innocent victims, destroying promising futures and shattering their dreams.” Last year, the gun buy-back netted 6,705 firearms, including 745 replica guns. Gun turn-in locations Area 1 1.    St. Pancratius     2957 W. 40th Place     (773) 523-5666 2.    Fellowship M.B. Church     4543 S. Princeton     (773) 373-8537 3.    Chicago Islamic Center     3357 W. 63rd Street     (773) 436-8083 4.    Greater Salem Baptist Church     215 W. 71st Street     (773) 874-2325 5.    First Church of Deliverance     4315 S. Wabash     (773) 373-7700 6.    Tremont Baptist Church     4649 S. Prairie     (773) 548-2011 7.    Liberation Christian Center     6810 S. Ashland     (773) 436-7940 8.    St. Rita Cascia     6243 S. Fairfield     (773) 434-9600 Area 2 9.    St. Sabina Church     1210 W. 78th Place     (773) 483-4300     10.    New Vision of Faith Ministries     447 W. 120th Street     (773) 264-3020 11.    Beth Eden M.B. Church     11121 S. Loomis     (773) 233-6953 12.    Bethlehem Star M.B. Church     9231-33 S. Cottage Grove     (773) 487-8441 13.    Trinity All Nations     9600 S. Vincennes     (773) 238-1174 14.    St. Stephens Lutheran Church     8500 S. Maryland     (773) 994-2700

Area 3 15.    Uptown Baptist Church     1011 W. Wilson     (773) 784-2922 . 16.    Wayman AME Church     509 W. Elm Street     (312) 943-8530 17.    United Church of Rogers Park     1545 W. Morse           (773) 761-2500

Area 4 18.    St. Agnes Catholic Church     2651 S. Central Park     (773) 522-0142     19.    St. Agatha Catholic Church     1400 S. Kedzie     (773) 522-3050 20.    Peoples Church of the Harvest     3570 W. 5th Avenue     (773) 5336877 21.    Revival Fellowship C.O.G.I.C.     2810 W. Washington     (773) 533-4110

Area 5 22.    Heritage International Christian Church     5312 W. North Avenue     (773) 237-9600 23.    Grace and Peace Center     2100 N. Kildare     (773) 489-5949 24.    New Life Covenant     1665 N. Mozart     (773) 384-7113 25.    Heirs of the Promise Church     4821 W. Chicago     (773) 342-5377

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