For the start of Lent on Ash Wednesday, some ministers were catering to commuters, by placing ashes on their foreheads as they waited for their trains.
Christians in Chicago are pausing to reflect on their lives and their faith. Many of those who could not find the time to make it to their church had their faith find them instead.
If you don’t have time to go to church on this Ash Wednesday, you might be able to get your ashes “to go.”
Paczkis are a guilty pleasure for many Chicagoans just ahead of Ash Wednesday. But nine teams took it a step farther — battling it out Saturday in a paczki-eating contest for charity in Evanston.