| Jan 20, 2014
| 10:00 PM
The story may feel old.
For years now, it's been the stuff of documentaries, books and TV shows.
The Catholic priests who preyed sexually on children. The other priests who didn't do enough to stop it. The decades in which the Catholic hierarchy acted...
| Jan 23, 2014
When stories surface of children being sexually abused, most parents have two responses: horror and avoidance.
The interest is obvious. What you learn may protect those you love, and protect others you don't know.
But such stories come with a cost, as...
| Jan 25, 2014
| 8:05 AM
The Archdiocese of Chicago has granted a reprieve to two of the six struggling Catholic schools slated to close by the end of the schools, according to clergy and parents at both schools.
St. Christopher Catholic School in Midlothian and Our Lady of...
| Jan 21, 2014
| 8:17 PM
Joe Iacono wants to read the letters by himself so he can deal with the pain in private.
Jim Laarveld wants to be by his son's side when Keith Laarveld sees the files for the first time.
But Diana Houston laments that her son John took his life...
| Jan 4, 2014
| 3:07 PM
Chicago Public Schools are leaving it up to parents to decide whether their children should go to school when wind chills drop to 50 degrees below zero or colder next week. Meanwhile, some suburban school districts expect to decide Sunday whether to...
| Jan 5, 2014
| 6:53 PM
A dangerous cold front was expected to bring the Chicago area to a crawl Monday, with a flurry of school closings, flight and train cancellations and calls for the public to avoid temperatures expected to drop to at least 10 below zero.
| Jan 6, 2014
| 6:39 AM
Prolonged subzero temperatures across the region have prompted city and suburban schools to close rather than force parents, students and teachers through the cold authorities are warning people against.
The temperatures - 9 degrees below zero Monday...
| Jan 7, 2014
| 4:45 AM
Chicago public schools, along with dozens of districts in the suburbs, will remain closed for the second straight day Tuesday because of the weather.
Barbara Byrd Bennett, the head of CPS, cited the continued cold temperatures expected Tuesday. After...
| Jan 7, 2014
| 2:51 PM
Chicago public schools will reopen Wednesday after being closed for two days because of the heavy snow and bitter cold.
Classes will resume at normal times at the district's nearly 600 schools, officials said. More than 400,000 students had been affected...
| Dec 12, 2013
A priest during Sunday’s 12:30pm mass at the Holy Name Cathedral mentioned that there would be two collections: the first regular one for the needs of the local church, the second annual for the needs of the whole church in the United States. He...
| Nov 27, 2013
| 5:37 AM
The Archdiocese of Chicago will pay $2.3 million to settle a lawsuit brought by a man now in his early 20s who alleged he was repeatedly sexually abused by a notorious former pastor of a West Side Catholic church about a decade ago, the man's attorneys...