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  • Chicago Latinos optimistic about new archbishop

    CHICAGO (AP) — Catholic Latinos went to Mass on Sunday hopeful that the incoming archbishop of Chicago will continue to speak out for immigration reform and the needs of the poor, and that he simply will be a big part of their parishes. On the first Sunday since Pope Francis' selection of...

  • Ground broken on new Chicago veterans' home

    CHICAGO (AP) — Ground was broken Sunday on a new $70.5 million Illinois Veterans Home — the first such facility to be built in Chicago and the fifth statewide, officials said. The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs approved federal reimbursement for up to 65 percent — or $45.8 million — of...

  • CTA: Fewer people trespassing on train tracks

    CHICAGO (AP) — A campaign to remind people to stay off city train tracks appears to be paying off as the Chicago Transit Authority said reports of people trespassing on its tracks have dropped significantly in the last 12 months. "We're pleased to see the numbers declining, but unfortunately...

  • Views of Libertarian running for Illinois governor

    SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Chad Grimm, a Libertarian on the November ballot for governor along with Democratic incumbent Pat Quinn and GOP businessman Bruce Rauner, sat down with The Associated Press for an interview. Here are details of his background and a sampling of where he stands on issues:...

  • Cicero man convicted in girlfriend's death

    ROMEOVILLE, Ill. (AP) — A Cicero man has been convicted of a shooting that left his 15-year-old girlfriend dead and injured her mother outside their suburban Chicago home in February, Will County prosecutors said. Erick Maya, 24, was found guilty Friday of murder, attempted first-degree murder,...

  • Alton's ConAgra plant gets new name, new sign

    ALTON, Ill. (AP) — Alton's ConAgra Foods plant has a new name. A new sign outside the plant says Ardent Mills, The (Alton) Telegraph reported (http://bit.ly/XGjso3). Ardent Mills, a joint venture by ConAgra Mills, Cargill and CHS, began operating as the nation's largest flour milling company...

  • GOP's Rauner gets another $1M from hedge fund CEO

    SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — A Chicago hedge fund manager has donated another $1 million to GOP Illinois governor candidate Bruce Rauner, according to state campaign records. Citadel LLC founder and CEO Kenneth Griffin's donation was reported in records released Friday, bringing his total donations...

  • Aviation industry in Chicago to draw up new routes

    CHICAGO (AP) — About 3,000 decision makers in the aviation and tourism sectors have gathered in Chicago for a global conference starting Sunday to forge connections and develop new airline routes. It's the first time the World Route Development Forum, an event that's been likened to...

  • Deadline ahead for Illinois marijuana businesses

    CHICAGO (AP) — With a Monday afternoon deadline approaching, people who want to own medical marijuana businesses in Illinois are hurrying to complete their applications for a limited number of permits. Two state agencies — the Department of Financial and Professional Regulation and the...

  • Gov. Quinn picks up Sierra Club endorsement

    CHICAGO (AP) — The Illinois chapter of the Sierra Club endorsed Pat Quinn Saturday, saying the Democratic governor understood that protecting the environment is not just a responsibility but also a good way to create jobs in fields like renewable energy technology. Quinn picked up the...

  • Chicago Croatians 'ecstatic' about next archbishop

    CHICAGO (AP) — The Croatian heritage of the next archbishop of Chicago — and his fondness for traditional delicacies such as sarma (cabbage rolls) and povitica (walnut pastry) — brought delight to the city's Croatian community Saturday. On the day he was introduced in Chicago, Bishop Blase...

  • Survivors group challenges next Chicago archbishop

    CHICAGO (AP) — A group concerned about how the Catholic church has handled clergy sexual misconduct called Saturday for the next archbishop of Chicago to aggressively seek out victims and urge them to come forward. The Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests held a news conference in...

  • George intends to keep contributing to church life

    CHICAGO (AP) — Cardinal Francis George said Saturday he intends to continue to contribute to the public life of the church after his successor takes over as head of the Archdiocese of Chicago in November as long as his health allows him. The 77-year-old leader of Chicago's more than 2.2 million...

  • Cupich: Pope sending a bishop, not a message

    CHICAGO (AP) — The bishop chosen by Pope Francis to be the new head of the Archdiocese of Chicago said Saturday that people should not read too much into the decision about the Catholic Church's future direction. Bishop Blase (BLAHZ') Cupich (SOO'-pihch), of Spokane, Washington, has been...

  • Catholics in Chicago await successor announcement

    CHICAGO (AP) — Catholics in Chicago are anticipating Saturday's announcement from the archdiocese that a successor to Cardinal Francis George has been chosen. Bishop Blase (BLAHZ') Cupich (SOO'-pihch), a moderate who has called for civility in the culture wars, will replace George, who has been...



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