Over 700 crosses were carried along Michigan Avenue on Dec. 31 -- one for each person killed in 2016 in Chicago. Greg Zanis of Aurora constructed the crosses with the help of volunteers and distributed them to families of the victims. St. Sabina Parish and its pastor, Father Michael Pfleger, organized the march down the Magnificent Mile.
Volunteers unload hundreds of crosses and line them up in front of the Tribune Tower on Michigan Avenue. Families carried crosses bearing the names of their loved ones who were killed by gun violence in 2016.
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