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Judge rules state can decline to renew foster care contracts with Catholic Charities in Illinois

A Sangamon County judge ruled Thursday that the state can decline to renew its contracts with Catholic Charities in Illinois to provide publicly funded foster … Read more ›

Elgin will rename Crosby Street Dominican Way in honor of the nuns who staffed St. Edward Central Catholic High School for years. (Melissa Jenco/Tribune)

Street renamed for nuns

Crosby Street on Elgin’s near west side now will be known as Dominican Way. Councilmen on Wednesday unanimously approved the name change at the request … Read more ›

From the community

Nearly time to Bop at Baker’s Aug. 13 Community Sock Hop

St. Charles, Illinois – Want a chance to win four tickets to the Aug. 16 Cubs game, or a “Tasting deVine wine basket? How about … Read more ›

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First United Methodist Church – Elgin

YOUTH SUNDAY SERVICE You are invited to join us Sunday, July 31, 2011 at First United Methodist church in downtown Elgin for a very special … Read more ›


Hug tour embraces devotees in Lombard

About 3,000 people gathered in a ballroom at the Westin Hotel in Lombard over the past few days to feel the embrace of what they … Read more ›

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CKI Confirmation Class Graduates

The Confirmation Class of 2010-2011 will be celebrating their graduation on Friday, May 13, 2011 at 7:30 pm at Congregation Kneseth Israel, 330 Division, Elgin, … Read more ›

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Bishop Lane Retreat Center Offers Father-Son Retreat

The Bishop Lane Retreat Center in Rockford is offering a Father and Son retreat day on Sunday May 15. The day begins with Mass, celebrated … Read more ›

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First United Methodist Church Rummage Sale

The First United Methodist Church of Elgin, 216 East Highland Avenue in downtown Elgin, announces its largest rummage sale ever, will be held May 20th … Read more ›

Berlean Miller Burris speaks to community and business leaders at Judson University's annual prayer breakfast. (Melissa Jenco/Tribune)

Former senator’s wife addresses politics, prayer

For Berlean Miller Burris, the firestorm that erupted after embattled Gov. Rod Blagojevich appointed her husband Roland to the U.S. Senate was a “but God” … Read more ›

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Passover – Living The Story

LIVING THE STORY – By Rabbi Daniel Moscowitz “Why is this night different than all other nights?” This well known phrase is the opening of … Read more ›