| 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...
| 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...
| Sep 5, 2013
| 12:06 PM
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...
| 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 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...
| 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,...
| Oct 4, 2013
| 5:12 PM
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...
| Oct 22, 2013
| 4:36 PM
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...
| Mar 4, 2012
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.
| May 1, 2012
| 5:26 AM
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...