| Aug 21, 2014
| 6:32 PM
The former pastor of Schaumburg's St. Matthew Catholic Church has been removed from a list of priests facing substantiated accusations of sexual misconduct, but a lawsuit in which a man claims the priest abused him as a child is still moving ahead....
| Aug 19, 2014
| 2:08 PM
There are more than 11,500 students attending Catholic high schools throughout the city of Chicago. I have experienced firsthand their intelligence, work ethic, optimism and solid moral foundation.
Unfortunately, due to the city of Chicago’s...
| Aug 14, 2014
| 9:49 PM
Angry, tearful parishioners stood in line at the crowded church, each taking a turn to beg church leaders to bring back their longtime music director, who was fired recently from northwest suburban Holy Family Catholic Church after announcing his...
| Aug 14, 2014
| 5:20 AM
A group of Chicago firefighters has hired a lawyer in anticipation of a possible legal challenge to a city hiring policy that will give graduates of Chicago public high schools an advantage in an upcoming Fire Department exam.
The firefighters say the...
| Aug 11, 2014
| 2:50 PM
Decades ago, Bill Abernathy and his nine siblings attended Santa Maria del Popolo School in Mundelein. Paul Kasting and his seven siblings went there, too.
It was only right then that they got their band, Silver Machine, together to bid a proper goodbye...
| Jul 25, 2014
| 10:00 PM
Mayor Rahm Emanuel's administration is set to aggressively expand the amount of shelter available to children apprehended at the southern U.S. border, with plans to house as many as 1,000 additional young immigrants in Chicago by the end of this year....
| Jul 18, 2014
| 6:00 PM
When Jennifer Hodge became principal at Our Lady of Victory two years ago, enrollment at the school had dropped to an all-time low of 91 students. But she felt confident she could turn around the prekindergarten to eighth-grade school, which had been part...
| Jul 31, 2014
| 5:59 PM
A longtime music director at Holy Family Catholic Church in Inverness said he was fired from his job this week after he announced that he was engaged to his male partner.
Colin Collette, of Chicago, said that church leaders knew he was gay long before...
| Jul 17, 2014
The Archdiocese of Chicago wants federal approval to shelter a yet-to-be-determined share of thousands of unaccompanied children who've recently breached the country's southern border, a request welcomed by federal officials amid a scramble to house the...
| Jul 29, 2014
| 1:56 PM
Thank you to Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart for "How we shaft the mentally ill" (Commentary, July 29), the opinion piece on people with mental illness in the jail system. His leadership in bringing this issue to the forefront is much appreciated.
| Jul 16, 2014
| 8:11 AM
The Archdiocese of Chicago will seek federal permission to temporarily house some of the children who have breached the country’s southern border in recent weeks, Roman Catholic officials said Wednesday.
“The archdiocese is definitely...