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A big tent revival, minus the preacher
Jul. 16, 2014
Agnostics, atheists and humanists across the Chicago region are looking for a sense of community and a way to give to charity in a church-like setting, but without God.
Passing through: Union Station as Amish transit hub
Jul. 7, 2014
The nexus of rail lines provides an opportunity to meet our regional neighbors.
Quinn supporter links Republicans to KKK
Jun. 12, 2014
With Illinois’ Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn silently at his side, an outspoken Chicago clergyman connected the GOP to the Ku Klux Klan on Thursday and suggested Republican gubernatorial candidate Bruce Rauner stands for “evil.”
A Big Queer Latina Wedding
Jun. 3, 2014
Monday was the first day for many same-sex couples to get marriage licenses in Illinois. For a Latina lesbian couple facing terminal illness, the long-awaited marriage is a celebration of life itself.
Chicago's Polish Catholics express renewed pride after canonizations
Apr. 28, 2014
Thousands of Poles flocked to masses, overnight vigils and marches to celebrate two new pope saints. Polish and Vatican flags are waving all over the city.
Fish fry dinners bring food, community to Catholics during Lent
Apr. 15, 2014
Churches across Chicago and the nation are carrying on a time-honored way to skip the meat during Lent. It’s the Friday fish fry, and it’s growing in popularity here again.
New exhibit takes unique look at death, food and remembrance
Apr. 7, 2014
When someone passes away today, it’s pretty common for friends and family to reminisce about them over food and drink. It turns out, in some ancient cultures, that use of food went a bit further.
Science reveals Chicago mummy secrets
Mar. 28, 2014
Chicago has three significant Egyptian collections and a lot of mummies. Now thanks to hi-tech scans, we're discovering new things about the long dead.
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