William "Willie" Cooper

 

 

Age: 58

 

Summary: community activist known as the "Mayor of 95th Street" who was the executive director of Lilydale Outreach Workers for a Better Community, a not-for-profit organizations providing jobs for young black men on Chicago's South Side and help ex-offenders return to society, who also worked with the anti-violence group Cure Violence and was focused on "diffusing violence" while serving as a mentor to young people who sought out his guidance.

 

 

Cause of Death: Shot to death in a drive-by shooting

 

Born: circa 1959

 

Died: July 15, 2017

 

Location: Chicago, Illinois