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  • New archbishop brings 'Francis factor' to Chicago

     New archbishop brings 'Francis factor' to Chicago
    When he received the phone call 11 days ago, Bishop Blase Cupich of Spokane, Wash., was as surprised as anyone to learn he had been selected as Chicago's next archbishop.
  • George led flock through tough times

     George led flock through tough times
    George led flock through tough times The appointment of Cardinal Francis George's successor Saturday represents the start of an unprecedented transition in the city's Roman Catholic Church, where no other leader has lived long enough to meet the man...

    Parents of 'huffing' crash convict speak out

    Parents of 'huffing' crash convict speak out
    More than two years after Jaclyn Santos-Sacramento was struck and killed by a car driven by a young woman who was high on inhalants, Jaclyn's parents have yet to tell her two brothers that she is gone. They've been told their sister is in Mexico, and...

    Forest Park gets thousands of plants — and a new life

    Forest Park gets thousands of plants — and a new life
    When European buckthorn and other nonnative invasive plants were removed from Forest Park in Lake Forest this spring, people driving along Deerpath Road or walking on the park's lawn could see Lake Michigan. The view had been obscured for many years as...

    Orland Park teacher competes on 'Wheel of Fortune'

    Orland Park teacher competes on 'Wheel of Fortune'
    Orland Park's "Wheel of Fortune" fans may have noticed a familiar face on the game show. Sara Carlson, of Orland Park, an English teacher at Oak Lawn's Harold L. Richards High School, competed on the show Sept. 18 during Teacher's Week. Although she...