At 17, Justin Irving is an Auburn Gresham transplant. He and his mother and sisters moved to the South Side neighborhood four years ago. Justin’s mom works long hours to support their family, and Justin says that’s given him an appreciation for how strong many women are.
Friday marks the 40th anniversary of President Nixon's "War on Drugs." And this weekend is African American emancipation day, otherwise known as Juneteenth. For some there's a connection easily drawn between the two anniversaries.
Members of St. Sabina Catholic Church marched in front of the home of Chicago's top Roman Catholic leader today. They protested Cardinal Francis George's decision to suspend their outspoken priest, Father Michael Pfleger.
The Archdiocese of Chicago has suspended a popular South Side Catholic priest from his parish.Cardinal Francis George said St. Sabina’s Father Michael Pfleger needs to take a few weeks to pray over his priestly commitments.The cardinal wanted to reassign Pfleger to a presidency at Leo High School.
The head of the Archdiocese of Chicago has suspended an outspoken South Side pastor.Father Michael Pfleger is known as a charismatic and popular priest with a gift for preaching, who's campaigned against alcohol and tobacco bill boards, gun shops and racism.
About two dozen pastors gathered today asking Cardinal Francis George to allow a fiery priest to remain at his church.Father Michael Pfleger has served at St. Sabina Catholic Church for three decades.The cardinal's asked him to take on a new assignment, but Father Pfleger wants to stay.