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  • Can Chicago end homelessness?

    Can Chicago end homelessness?
    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...
  • Sources: DCFS investigating alleged sexual incident at Hales Franciscan

    Sources: DCFS investigating alleged sexual incident at Hales Franciscan
    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...
  • New lawsuit filed alleging sex abuse by convicted ex-priest

    New lawsuit filed alleging sex abuse by convicted ex-priest
    Another person has come forward saying he was fondled by Daniel McCormack, the former Roman Catholic priest who was convicted of sexually abusing boys at his West Side parish. In a lawsuit filed Wednesday in Cook County Circuit Court, an unidentified...
  • Chicago Archdiocese settles sexual abuse suit for $2.3M

    Chicago Archdiocese settles sexual abuse suit for $2.3M
    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...
  • Priest steps aside from Lakeview parish after allegation of sexual misconduct

    Priest steps aside from Lakeview parish after allegation of sexual misconduct
    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. Rev....
  • George, religious leaders ask city to repeal water fee on non-profits

    George, religious leaders ask city to repeal water fee on non-profits
    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...
  • Chicago's first archbishop was 'good prelate, good man'

    Chicago's first archbishop was 'good prelate, good man'
    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,...
  • After burger controversy, Kuma's donates to Catholic Charities

    After burger controversy, Kuma's donates to Catholic Charities
    A Chicago restaurant that sparked an outcry by offering a burger that includes an unconsecrated communion wafer and a red wine reduction has donated $1,500 to Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Chicago. “We’re not trying to say...
  • Archdiocese launches online classes for middle, high school students

    Archdiocese launches online classes for middle, high school students
    The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Chicago on Tuesday announced that it has begun offering online courses to its tens of thousands of middle and high school students as part of a partnership with a private firm. Courses, many of which students can...
  • 175 years of memorable, horrible, humorous and remarkable events that shaped Chicago

    175 years of memorable, horrible, humorous and remarkable events that shaped Chicago
    On March 4, 1837, exactly 175 years ago, Chicago was incorporated. Not that Flashback needed a reason, but we took this occasion to compile a very long list of events, year by year and decade by decade, that helped shape this great city. Some events...
  • Fugitive ex-priest in child sex case to remain free

    Fugitive ex-priest in child sex case to remain free
    Cook County prosecutors say they are ending their decade-long effort to extradite a Roman Catholic priest who fled to India shortly before he was charged with 20 counts of criminal sexual assault and abuse of a 16-year-old Chicago girl. The Rev. Sleeva...