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A new medical study challenges the account of a Northwest Side Catholic priest who says a 93-year-old parishioner was mentally competent when she made him trustee of her home last year. The widow "suffered from dementia from as early as January 2008,"...
Tribune reportersThe prosecution of Rod Blagojevich is “a tale of sound and fury, signifying nothing,” a lawyer for the former governor told the jury during opening statements at his retrial, quoting Shakespeare and touching on a key theme for the defense....
Clout StFrom today's print edition: Illinois lawmakers mull school vouchers for Chicago Public Schools By Azam Ahmed and Ray Long, Tribune reporters Price Elementary School was not Quintella Johnson's first choice for her daughter. She wanted Kerisma to attend...
(WGN-AM)- The building that houses the Rosebud on Rush Italian restaurant suffered damage in a fire late Monday night that will keep the restaurant closed for several days. Alex Dana, the restaurant's owner, said he expects Rosebud to be closed three...
Tribune reporterConvinced there are other victims who have not come forward, prosecutors and parishioners at St. Agatha Roman Catholic Church spent the last two years trying to keep convicted sex-offender Daniel McCormack locked up after his prison sentence. Illinois...
Tags: Roman Catholicism, Lawyers, Lisa Madigan, Illinois, Christianity
(WGN-AM)- Holy Name Cathedral will reopen its doors on Friday for confessions, weddings and worship after a fire erupted Feb. 4 in the cathedral's attic, forcing the seat of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Chicago to close for repairs. Parishioners who...
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(WGN-AM)- Roman Szabelski, executive director of Catholic Cemeteries of the Archdiocese of Chicago, was appointed today to oversee operations at Burr Oak Cemetery, where authorities say as many as 300 bodies were dug up and the graves resold. The court...
Tags: Crimes, Lisa Madigan, Fraud, Career and Workplace, WGN
(WGN-AM)- The man appointed by a judge Thursday to take over the day-to-day running of scandal-plagued Burr Oak Cemetery said he expects to reopen it to the public by Aug. 1. Speaking after his first meeting with cemetery staff and investigators, Roman...
Tags: Executive Branch, Dan Hynes, California, WGN, Judges
(WGN-AM)- Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart said today that even though authorities have collected about 1,200 pieces of evidence from Burr Oak Cemetery, they are not able to provide closure to families seeking answers since the scandal was uncovered about a...
Tags: Family, Crimes, Police Investigations, FBI, WGN
Change of SubjectNews: The Chicago nun who oversees the Archdiocese of Chicago’s Office for Racial Justice is apologizing for a comment she made making a distinction between being “pro-abortion” and “pro-choice.” Sister Anita Baird had set off a firestorm...
Tribune staff reporter / Chicago Tribune news researcher Larry Underwood contributed to this reportThe story of how St. Martin of Tours fell off his high horse began as any good yarn might: on a dark and stormy night. The morning after that early October windstorm, the roofline sculpture of St. Martin had vanished from its perch over the Chicago...
Against the backdrop of Our Lady of Guadalupe shrine at Maryville Academy in Des Plaines, a group of Chicago-area religious leaders Friday called for passage of immigration reform laws, including the Dream Act. The federal bill would enable thousands...
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