| Aug 16, 2011
| 7:39 PM
After a group of cheerleaders dropped a teammate during a stunt toss at a Saturday night football game, the five girls were ordered to drop to the ground to do 25 pushups. But the student manager wasn’t pleased with the effort and her friend...
| 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...
| Aug 25, 2011
| 6:06 PM
Another person who says he was a victim of Daniel McCormack filed a lawsuit against the former St. Agatha Catholic Church priest today in Cook County Circuit Court accusing him of sexual abuse.
After McCormack pleaded guilty in 2007 to sexually abusing...
| Mar 18, 2011
| 12:36 PM
Rev. Michael Pfleger today would not comment about unconfirmed reports that he has been asked to leave St. Sabina Catholic Church to become president of Leo High School, saying his conversations with the Archdiocese of Chicago are a confidential matter. ...
| Apr 19, 2011
| 4:20 AM
A new medical study challenges the account of a Northwest Side Catholic priest who says a 93-year-old parishioner was mentally competent when she made him trustee of her home last year.
The widow "suffered from dementia from as early as January 2008,"...
| May 2, 2011
| 3:27 PM
The prosecution of Rod Blagojevich is “a tale of sound and fury, signifying nothing,” a lawyer for the former governor told the jury during opening statements at his retrial, quoting Shakespeare and touching on a key theme for the defense....
| May 11, 2011
| 5:36 PM
Emboldened by a recent court ruling that ordered the Vatican to open its records about a priest accused of child sex abuse, a Minneapolis attorney has sued the Vatican on behalf of a mother whose son was molested by former Roman Catholic priest Daniel...
| May 12, 2011
| 7:56 PM
A baby girl was abandoned near the entrance of the Archdiocese of Chicago in the Gold Coast neighborhood this afternoon, police said.
The girl, about 1 year old, was left in her stroller in front of the building at 835 North Rush Street about 4:30 p.m.,...
| May 14, 2011
| 12:45 PM
The father of a baby girl found left in her stroller near the Gold Coast offices of the Archdiocese of Chicago this week walked into a police station almost a day later to report her missing, police said.
James Evans, 52, was charged this morning with...
| Jun 7, 2011
| 10:29 AM
Lawyers for Catholic Charities in the dioceses of Springfield, Peoria and Joliet are seeking an emergency injunction that would protect religious agencies who turn away unmarried couples who want to become foster parents -- including couples in civil...
| Jun 13, 2011
| 4:43 AM
Pope Benedict XVI has named two Chicago priests to serve as auxiliary bishops in the Archdiocese of Chicago.
The Rev. Andrew Wypych, pastor of St. Francis Borgia Catholic Church, and the Rev. Alberto Rojas, pastor of Good Shepherd Catholic Church, will...