What was planned to be a hundreds-strong march in support of Lincoln Park's Wild Hare, ended up as a small vigil of reggae artists, fans of the venue and a few South Side parishioners Friday night. Bishop Larrry Trotter who planned the march in support of the Wild Hare's quest for a license to allow for live music, said the low turnout was due to the frigid temperatures and a vigil near his Sweet Holy Spirit Church of Chicago church for Hadiya Pendleton who was killed Tuesday.Trotter said the gathering and vigil at the Wild Hare, 2610 N. Halsted St., was a move to gain the attention of Mayor Rahm Emanuel.
Politically active Chicago Bishop Larry Trotter appealed to his congregation and to Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Sunday to let an iconic reggae music club, the Wild Hare, obtain a live-music license so it can continue to operate. Trotter hosted three of the four owners at his Sweet Holy Spirit Church on the South Side to condemn what they claim is racial stereotyping by the club’s neighbors in the North Side’s Wrightwood community. Trotter said he took up the cause after members of his congregation told him about their concern for a favorite entertainment spot, which has been operating as a restaurant without live music for the past five months.