Parishioners at Cardinal Francis George’s boyhood church aremourning him right now. The former long-time head of the Archdiocese of Chicago died Friday from cancer. He was 78. WBEZ’s Lynette Kalsnes went to his old church on Chicago’s Northwest Side to learn more. Also, we look at Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner's first 100 days in office. And, The Breakfast Club celebrates 30 years.
Cardinal Francis George says he appears to be cancer free after he started chemotherapy in September for cancer cells on his liver and kidney.The head of Chicago's Catholic archdiocese tells the Chicago Tribune doctors were encouraged because "they couldn't find any evidence of cancer w
Chicago's Catholic Archdiocese is not yet endorsing President Barack Obama's compromise on forcing religious institutions to provide birth control for employees.Mr. Obama announced Friday that certain institutions can object on religious principle to directly provide birth control.
Cardinal Francis George turns 75 on Monday, and that means he'll be submitting his mandatory letter of resignation.In the Roman Catholic Church, bishops are required to write a letter of resignation when they hit 75.