Marchers carry nearly 800 crosses down Michigan Avenue to remember city’s 2016 murder victims

Chicago Catholic

Shara Funches’ eyes roved over the rows of crosses set up on the sidewalk just north of the Chicago River on Michigan Avenue.

Funches was looking for the cross bearing the name of her godson, Devon Almon, who was gunned down on the Eisenhower Expressway on Sept. 29. Almon was 23.

“I had to be here for him. But also for all the kids who died. It just has to stop. It’s just sad.