| 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...
| Jan 15, 2014
| 7:15 PM
The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Chicago turned over nearly 6,000 pages of documents detailing clergy sexual abuse to victims' attorneys Wednesday, the same day church officials publicly reiterated concern for those who suffered and regret for their...
| Apr 13, 2014
| 6:42 PM
A Palm Sunday gathering in Federal Plaza was notable both for its casual tone and its enthusiasm.
About 40 young adults stood in a circle under the flamingo sculpture, sang contemporary Christian music with acoustic-guitar accompaniment and added a...
| Mar 24, 2014
| 10:00 PM
I don't understand why the City of Chicago is wasting money to fight turning over the police misconduct files.
If the Archdiocese of Chicago can turn over its precious files, so can the police department.
I don't know what they are worried about. ...
| Jan 21, 2014
| 10:03 AM
Thousands of pages of secret church documents released Tuesday as part of a court settlement provide an unprecedented look at how the Archdiocese of Chicago for years failed to protect children from abusive priests.
The documents provide new details and...
| Jan 21, 2014
| 6:49 PM
CHICAGO — Thousands of pages of secret church documents released Tuesday as part of a court settlement provide an unprecedented look at how the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Chicago for years failed to protect children from abusive priests.
| 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...
| Mar 8, 2014
| 8:28 PM
An upbeat Cardinal Francis George said Saturday that receiving chemotherapy may at times interrupt his public schedule but that he expects to continue making appearances and leading services during his cancer treatment.
The comments come a day after the...
| Jun 4, 2014
| 7:21 PM
Laurie Montplaisir knew her daughter's Catholic elementary school, Old St. Mary's, had crossed a milestone when parents at her parish began asking her what they could possibly do to get their preschool children enrolled.
Ten years ago, Montplaisir's...
| Mar 5, 2013
A little more than a decade ago, Chicago's strategy for fighting homelessness mainly involved stopgap measures like pointing people to a temporary bed in a shelter and giving directions to a soup kitchen.
But then city officials, with the help of...
| Dec 9, 2013
| 3:47 PM
The pastor of a Lakeview Roman Catholic parish has agreed to step aside after an allegation this week that he engaged in sexual misconduct with a minor in the late 1990s while he served as pastor of an Orland Park church, officials said today.