| Sep 2, 2011
To thousands of traveling Chicagoans, West Elsdon is the neighborhood they glimpse on their way to catch a plane at Midway International Airport. But for some 18,000 working-class residents, it's home.
Even with its proximity to the airport, West...
| Aug 25, 2011
| 6:06 PM
Another person who says he was a victim of Daniel McCormack filed a lawsuit against the former St. Agatha Catholic Church priest today in Cook County Circuit Court accusing him of sexual abuse.
After McCormack pleaded guilty in 2007 to sexually abusing...
| Nov 6, 2011
When you turned back by one hour your clocks, watches, microwaves and thermostats this morning, most of the nation did the same. It wasn't always so simple.
In fact, for decades, the fight over "fast time," "summer time," "Wilson time," "war time,"...
| Nov 2, 2011
| 4:19 PM
Mayor Rahm Emanuel said today he’s willing to discuss alternatives to his proposed budget after a majority of the Chicago City Council fired off a letter expressing concerns about social service and public safety cuts in his spending plan.
| Nov 15, 2011
| 11:33 AM
Editor's note: This article appeared in the Nov. 15, 2011, edition of the Chicago Tribune.
The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Chicago has reached a settlement with another victim of former priest and convicted sex offender Daniel McCormack.
| Dec 9, 2012
| 1:09 PM
St. Gregory the Great High School in Chicago's Edgewater neighborhood is closing at the end of the school year, the school has announced on its Website.
St. Gregory, 1677 W. Bryn Mawr Ave., was the Archdiocese of Chicago's first co-ed high school....
| Aug 2, 2012
| 9:59 AM
Chicago Cardinal Francis George has stepped in the ring on Chick-fil-A’s gay marriage controversy in a blog post, criticizing Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s statement that the fast food chain’s values “are not Chicago values.”
| Aug 2, 2012
| 8:52 AM
Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day, with its chicken-munching supporters and vuvuzela-tooting protesters, has come and gone. So, is the chain’s role in the gay marriage debate going to wind down? Hardly.
A since-deleted tweet from evangelical Christian...
| Aug 18, 2012
| 5:46 PM
When Cardinal Francis George offered his mandatory resignation letter in January, he gave every indication he intended to continue to lead the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Chicago and its more than two 2 million faithful for years to come.
| Aug 27, 2012
| 9:19 AM
The American Center for Law and Justice (ACLJ) reports that: "focusing on constitutional law, it is representing 79 Members of Congress in submitting amicus briefs in 12 separate lawsuits brought by more than 40 Catholic organizations challenging a...
| Aug 29, 2012
| 4:12 PM
The next steps for Francis Cardinal George as he faces another battle with cancer. We spoke with a local oncologist who helped explain the type of treatment the cardinal will begin next week, and the side effects he'll likely experience.
It's been six...