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Journalist and former priest Robert McClory dies

A man who wrote for many Chicago media outlets ranging from the Chicago Reader and Chicago magazine to National Catholic Reporter has died. Robert McClory died last Friday at the age of 82. McClory had a unique start to his journalism career-he was first a priest. Early in his career he was associate pastor at St. Sabina Parish during a time when the neighborhood was facing white flight and the congregation was changing greatly. He left the priesthood and began to write about the great sport of Chicago politics. He’s author of nine books, including The Man Who Beat Clout City about the struggle of an African American cop taking on the Daley machine. It was just one of the many underdog stories McClory took on. We remember McClory’s life and work. (Flickr/NS Newsflash)

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