| Jun 6, 2013
| 5:52 AM
The Catholic Diocese of Rockford is calling for its churches to continue working with the Boy Scouts of America despite the group's new acceptance of gay members — a change that led one Crystal Lake church to announce plans to sever ties with a...
| Jul 16, 2013
| 6:22 PM
This week through July 24, about 40,000 Boy Scouts and their leaders are descending on a vast encampment in the hills of southern West Virginia to engage in traditional Boy Scout pastimes — hiking, shooting, repelling, orienteering, swimming,...
| Aug 4, 2013
Doris McKenzie remembers when she first saw the young man who would later become her husband.
It was a case of bemusement at first sight.
It was September 1956 and John McKenzie was fresh out of the Army. While he was in the service, his parents had...
| Feb 3, 2013
| 4:28 PM
A northwest suburban church is stepping up its opposition to a ban against gay members and leaders in the Boy Scouts of America as the organization meets this week to reconsider the longtime policy.
At the Congregational United Church of Christ of...
| Sep 27, 2012
| 5:06 PM
The Boy Scouts of America has announced it will review more than a half-century of its confidential files on alleged sexual predators and will inform law enforcement of any cases it had not previously disclosed.
The unprecedented review will examine...
| Oct 20, 2012
| 4:37 PM
Even after 36 years, Carl Maxwell Jr.'s thoughts leap to the rustic house at the edge of the golf course, and what happened there.
"It is so old, but it is so fresh," Maxwell said, recalling the many nights that members of Troop 222 spent at the home...
| Apr 25, 2013
| 5:34 AM
Fab Brumley was 13 when she landed her first job as a data entry clerk with her father's mechanical contracting company in Broward County.
One day, he called her out for a mistake. She went home in tears, telling her mother what had happened.
| May 23, 2013
| 6:45 PM
MOORE, Okla. -- The First Baptist Church of Moore has experienced hard times before. In 1999, it was next door to the disaster zone after what became known as the May 3 tornado.
As it did then, the church has become a sprawling relief hub.
| Oct 26, 2012
| 5:32 PM
Joshua Solomon kept his Boy Scouts uniform in his closet for 30 years, a cotton and nylon reminder of the sexual abuse he said he endured — but never reported — as a 12-year-old in Berkeley's Troop 22.
"I've been refusing to let this piece of...
| Dec 2, 2012
Amid reports of widespread sexual abuse of children in the late 1980s, several leading youth organizations began conducting criminal background checks of volunteers and staff members.
Big Brothers Big Sisters ordered the checks for all volunteers...
| Dec 14, 2012
A state appellate court has upheld a Santa Barbara judge's order requiring the Boy Scouts of America to turn over two decades of confidential files on alleged sexual abuse.
The Boy Scouts will appeal the decision to the California Supreme Court, a...