| 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...
| Nov 8, 2013
| 3:20 PM
An investigation at Hales Franciscan High School involves more than sexually explicit pictures passed among students, with child welfare officials also looking into allegations of a sexual incident at the South Side school and whether it was properly...
| 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...
| 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.
| 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 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...
| Feb 7, 2014
Don Reuben, considered one of the country's foremost experts on libel law during his years as a Chicago attorney, maintained an enviable client list of powerful city institutions.
Mr. Reuben provided legal counsel to media interests including the...
| 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 26, 2014
| 2:09 PM
Chicago Public Schools has called off school for its 400,000 students Monday because of the extreme cold and high winds forecast for the region, a decision that many other schools and public institutions across the area are making for similar reasons....