| Jan 5, 2014
| 6:53 PM
A dangerous cold front was expected to bring the Chicago area to a crawl Monday, with a flurry of school closings, flight and train cancellations and calls for the public to avoid temperatures expected to drop to at least 10 below zero.
| Jan 6, 2014
| 6:39 AM
Prolonged subzero temperatures across the region have prompted city and suburban schools to close rather than force parents, students and teachers through the cold authorities are warning people against.
The temperatures - 9 degrees below zero Monday...
| Jan 7, 2014
| 4:45 AM
Chicago public schools, along with dozens of districts in the suburbs, will remain closed for the second straight day Tuesday because of the weather.
Barbara Byrd Bennett, the head of CPS, cited the continued cold temperatures expected Tuesday. After...
| Jan 7, 2014
| 2:51 PM
Chicago public schools will reopen Wednesday after being closed for two days because of the heavy snow and bitter cold.
Classes will resume at normal times at the district's nearly 600 schools, officials said. More than 400,000 students had been affected...
| 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...
| Aug 2, 2012
| 8:52 AM
Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day, with its chicken-munching supporters and vuvuzela-tooting protesters, has come and gone. So, is the chain’s role in the gay marriage debate going to wind down? Hardly.
A since-deleted tweet from evangelical Christian...
| Sep 7, 2012
| 12:18 PM
A bus transporting students to a Far South Side parochial school was believed to have been hit by gunfire this morning as the vehicle was picking up children in the South Deering neighborhood, authorities said.
Neither the driver nor any of the...
| 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,...
| Jul 18, 2012
| 9:07 AM
The 11th Annual Gala of the Arts Fundraiser hosted by Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Chicago will take place on Friday, September 7 in Navy Pier's Grand Ballroom, 600 E. Grand Avenue. The fundraiser will support Catholic Charities' ongoing...
| Aug 2, 2012
| 9:59 AM
Chicago Cardinal Francis George has stepped in the ring on Chick-fil-A’s gay marriage controversy in a blog post, criticizing Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s statement that the fast food chain’s values “are not Chicago values.”
| Aug 18, 2012
| 5:46 PM
When Cardinal Francis George offered his mandatory resignation letter in January, he gave every indication he intended to continue to lead the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Chicago and its more than two 2 million faithful for years to come.