| Sep 30, 2012
On the eighth floor of the Daley Center, behind a locked metal door, is a narrow room known as the vault.
Within its walls reside files that Cook County Circuit Court judges have ordered hidden from the public, something they have done hundreds of...
| Oct 21, 2012
When Alicia La Hoz was a child, she considered becoming an architect. She became a psychologist instead — and that has been a blessing for families throughout the Chicago area.
Instead of designing buildings, La Hoz designs bridges by collaborating...
| May 19, 2013
When the president of All Hallows College in Ireland saw the regal man on the framed canvas, he knew the portrait buried in a Dublin basement should head home to Chicago.
The painting of Patrick Feehan, Chicago's first Roman Catholic archbishop,...
| Sep 7, 2012
| 12:18 PM
A bus transporting students to a Far South Side parochial school was believed to have been hit by gunfire this morning as the vehicle was picking up children in the South Deering neighborhood, authorities said.
Neither the driver nor any of the...
| 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....
| Oct 3, 2012
| 10:41 AM
To some extent Chicago's massive Catholic school system appears to have benefitted from the problems at Chicago Public Schools
The superintendent of Catholic schools reports that enrollment at the elementary school level is up. But depending on...
| Apr 30, 2013
| 9:35 AM
More than 100 religious leaders and a handful of aldermen today called for a repeal of the water fee imposed on non-profits by the city last year.
"The lake is a gift from God," said Cardinal Francis George said.
"We feel sometimes we should charge...
| Sep 7, 2012
| 4:34 PM
Chicago police are trying to figure out who opened fire and struck a school bus carrying children on the Far South Side Friday.
Police responded to reports of criminal damage to a bus at Our Lady of Guadalupe School just before 8 a.m. When they arrived,...
| Jan 1, 2013
| 8:02 PM
Chicago's Cardinal Francis George and his six auxiliary bishops officially entered Illinois' gay marriage fray Tuesday, issuing a letter that urges parishioners to contact state legislators and voice opposition to a legalization bill that could face a...
| 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...
| Sep 9, 2010
| 8:01 PM
A charity founded in 2006 by legendary Bears running back Gale Sayers has collected more than $581,000 in contributions yet failed to fulfill its stated mission to open a state-of-the-art facility offering after-school programs to Chicago children....