Aurora cross crusade honors victims of violence in Chicago

Chronicle Media

The backyard of Greg Zanis’s Aurora home has become a temporary resting place for hundreds of wooden crosses.

Some of the 3-foot tall crosses feature photos and names of individuals murdered in Chicago in 2016 as they await family members of the deceased to retrieve them. Some of the crosses include age, occupation, cause of death of the victim was well as hand written messages. Zanis has been receiving up to 30 phone calls phone each day from relatives of victims murdered in 2016 following a recent Michigan Avenue march designed to draw attention to the carnage ..