Michael Pfleger

AGE: 62
OCCUPATION: Pastor, St. Sabina Catholic Church

Grabbing headlines for his antiviolence rallies and outreach to prostitutes, the controversial Catholic priest and passionate social justice activist often clashes with Cardinal George (No. 18). His South Side parishioners—and the media—love him for it.

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