| Jan 30, 2013
| 2:26 PM
It's not yet a done deal, but indications are that the Boy Scouts of America may soon lift its longtime ban on allowing openly gay members. If the policy change occurs, it will be a step forward for the 103-year-old organization.
But perhaps only a baby...
| Dec 1, 2012
Shortly after the Salvation Army's red kettle ringers set up shop around Chicago this year, Rick Garcia took to his Facebook page and posted a status update telling friends and followers to boycott the group.
The Salvation Army uses donated money to...
| 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,...
| 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...
| 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...
| 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...
| May 29, 2013
A different view on the gay Scouts policy.
On Thursday, the national Boy Scouts of America Council voted to allow openly gay Scouts in the organization.
Though it is hard to believe that in 2013 this would even be controversial, an affirmative vote is...
| 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.
| Sep 24, 2013
| 11:03 AM
At the very top, at least, there is some profit in the nonprofit world.
The Chronicle of Philanthropy's annual executive compensation study, released Tuesday, said 34 of the top execs of some of the nation's biggest charities and foundations made $1...
| 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.