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Former Boy Scout leader Thomas Hacker (left) and former priest Norbert Maday (right) are accused of molesting boys at an Oak Lawn church in the 1970s. Both men have been convicted of other cases of sexual assault of children. (Credit: Illinois Department of Corrections/Wisconsin Department of Corrections)

Suit Accuses Former Priest, Ex-Scout Leader Of Molesting Boys

It didn’t take long for the Chicago Archdiocese’s release of confidential files on pedophile priests to lead to a new lawsuit, this one accusing a former priest and a former boy scout leader of molesting boys at the same church in the 1970s.

01/23/2014

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Chicago Area Scouting Officials Endorse Inclusion Of Openly Gay Youths

Gay rights activists are pleased with the decision by the National Council of the Boy Scouts of America to begin allowing openly-gay scouts, effect near year. Anti-gay activists are not pleased, even though the action maintains a ban on gay leaders.

CBS Chicago–05/23/2013

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Gay Activist Hopes To Get Eagle Scout Pin Back

An Oak Park activist says he’ll try to get his Eagle Scout pin back, now that the Boy Scouts are ending their policy of gay exclusion.

01/29/2013

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How To Help Your Kids Choose The Best Extra-Curricular Activities

Help your kids learn and prepare for the future through after-school activities.

01/16/2013

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Oak Park Man Returns Eagle Scout Medal Over Continued Ban On Gays

The Boy Scouts of America’s policy of banning gay scouts and scout leaders has driven a local man to take action.

CBS Chicago–07/30/2012