| 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...
| Apr 14, 2012
| 7:57 PM
An energetic, emotional crowd of about 400 worshipers gathered Saturday to commemorate the reopening of Our Lady of Angels Church in West Humboldt Park, once one of Chicago’s largest parishes before a 1958 fire that killed 95 people contributed to...
| Jan 22, 2012
| 4:49 PM
A retired priest has been reminded that he is restricted from public ministry at a Northfield parish until the Archdiocese of Chicago can substantiate an allegation of sexual misconduct dating to the 1970s.
The Rev. George Klein, the retired priest in...
| Jan 25, 2012
| 8:13 PM
Seeking to replenish coffers that have covered the costs of construction, clergy misconduct and parish operations, the Archdiocese of Chicago is exploring a number of options to raise more money, including the sale of private bonds to investors.
| Feb 8, 2012
| 3:04 PM
The group that runs local Catholic cemeteries is offering as many as 300 graves for bodies held at the Cook County medical examiner’s office, officials said today.
The offer by the Catholic Cemeteries of the Archdiocese of Chicago to donate...
| Feb 17, 2012
| 8:25 PM
A Chicago-area man said his 81-year-old father who passed away last month was entombed in the wrong crypt at a Des Plaines cemetery, which has apologized for the mix-up.
Natale Bavaro was 81 when he was interred on Jan. 7 at All Saints Cemetery, said...
| Mar 5, 2012
| 6:53 PM
Chicago Public Schools chief Jean-Claude Brizard voiced support Monday for public dollars “following” students to private schools.
Speaking on a panel at a gathering for the Economic Club of Chicago, Brizard said he supported public dollars...
| Mar 6, 2012
| 6:32 PM
The parents of a hearing-impaired girl have sued St. Scholastica High School after the girl was expelled for discipline problems that included not listening to her teachers.
Aamed Pryor and Niya Jackson claim staff at the West Rogers Park Catholic school...
| Nov 6, 2011
When you turned back by one hour your clocks, watches, microwaves and thermostats this morning, most of the nation did the same. It wasn't always so simple.
In fact, for decades, the fight over "fast time," "summer time," "Wilson time," "war time,"...
| Nov 2, 2011
| 4:19 PM
Mayor Rahm Emanuel said today he’s willing to discuss alternatives to his proposed budget after a majority of the Chicago City Council fired off a letter expressing concerns about social service and public safety cuts in his spending plan.