| Oct 26, 2014
| 6:29 PM
Just weeks from retirement, Cardinal Francis George presided over an annual awards ceremony Sunday afternoon that honored more than 200 individuals, couples and families from 147 parishes in Cook and Lake counties.
Most of the honorees were bestowed the...
| Oct 29, 2014
| 7:18 PM
In one of Cardinal Francis George’s final acts before retirement, the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Chicago will shutter seven elementary schools and consolidate six more by next school year, church officials announced Wednesday.
George said the...
| Oct 31, 2014
Thursday's Page One story about the Chicago Symphony Orchestra's European tour misidentified Eugene Izotov. He is the CSO's principal oboist.
A map in Thursday's main news section detailing Archdiocese of Chicago schools scheduled for consolidation...
| Oct 31, 2014
| 2:07 PM
At Our Lady of Destiny Catholic School in Des Plaines, parents said they aren't sure what's next for their kids now that their school is shutting its doors.
Tom Ramsden, 43, of Des Plaines, summed up his reaction to the closure news with one word:...
| Oct 2, 2014
| 12:14 PM
Even as he struggled to walk with crutches, Cardinal Francis George appeared at the Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Chicago's annual meeting this afternoon.
George said he can face retirement Nov. 18 with ease knowing that the organization is...
| Sep 30, 2014
| 4:36 PM
A man accused of fatally stabbing his girlfriend and their 7-year-old daughter during a rampage inside their Northwest Side home began sobbing Tuesday in Cook County court as a prosecutor detailed the horrific injuries suffered by the child.
| Sep 30, 2014
| 8:46 AM
Friends say Ania Kosinska had a troubled relationship with her boyfriend, Maciej Kotlinski, but the two remained living together with two daughters in their Northwest Side home.
On Sunday, Kotlinski stabbed and slashed Kosinska and 7-year-old Victoria,...
| May 22, 2014
| 6:12 PM
The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Chicago could have a new leader before the end of the year, according to an unusually candid announcement Thursday that the search for the area’s next archbishop is under way.
That could make Cardinal Francis...
| Sep 21, 2014
| 4:52 PM
—Archbishop-designate Blase Cupich, texting a Spokane priest who congratulated him on his papal appointment in Chicago.
What kind of archbishop will Blase Cupich be? The question swept this metropolis over the weekend, and not...
| Sep 19, 2014
| 10:47 PM
The man reported to be the next archbishop of Chicago, like the ailing cardinal he would replace, opposes same-sex marriage and, in his two previous jobs as bishop, has been outspoken in his advocacy for the poor.
But unlike Francis George, Blase Cupich...
| Sep 20, 2014
| 8:25 AM
Bishop Blase Cupich of Spokane, Wash., was introduced this morning as Chicago’s next archbishop, succeeding the cancer-stricken Cardinal Francis George as leader of the area’s two million Roman Catholics.
His introduction followed an...