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Gregory Smith and his 2-year-old son Derion at New Year's Day lunch served by Gibson's. (Credit: Steve Miller)

Gibson’s Provides Free New Year’s Lunch For Hundreds Of Needy People

Gibson’s restaurant welcomed about 450 people for New Year’s Day lunch – all of them in the needy population served by Catholic Charities.

01/01/2014

The Ghost Burger from Kuma's Corner. (Credit: Kuma's Corner)

Catholic Charities Passes On Donation From Restaurant With Communion Burger

Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Chicago says it will not accept a donation from the owner of a Northwest Side restaurant that features a communion wafer on a burger. But the owner tells WBBM that Catholic Charities already did take his money.

10/07/2013

About 500 people received a free meal at an annual New Year's Day luncheon at Gibsons Bar & Steakhouse on Jan. 1, 2013. (Credit: CBS)

Gibsons Steakhouse Treats 500 To Free New Year’s Luncheon

Some people in Chicago started the New Year with a lavish dinner at a famous Chicago steakhouse, but they weren’t ordinary diners. Many are homeless, some battling drug addiction or mental illness.

CBS 2–01/01/2013

(credit: gibsonssteakhouse.com)

Gibson’s Serves New Year Meal To Shelter Families

Women undergoing drug counseling and their children are among some 250 people being served a three-course meal at a well-known Chicago steak house today.

01/01/2012

Radiator

Lake County Service Agencies Can’t Keep Up With Utility Help Requests

Agencies that provide emergency help for utility bills in Lake County are beginning to see a backlog.

CBS Chicago–11/11/2011

Stock Photo (Christopher Furlong/ Getty Images)

Catholic Charities Seeks Stay Of Adoption Ruling

Attorneys for Catholic Charities are asking an appellate court to stay a ruling that allows Illinois to stop working with the groups on adoptions and foster-care placements.

10/08/2011

Gavel

State Gets Green Light To Cancel Adoption Contracts With Catholic Charities

A downstate judge says the Illinois Department of Children and Family Service may now begin canceling its adoption and foster care contracts with Catholic Charities.

CBS Chicago–09/27/2011

Scales Of Justice

Catholic Charities To Fight Ruling That Ended State Adoption Contract

The State of Illinois is moving to steer foster families to new agencies, even as Catholic Charities prepares to fight a court ruling allowing the state to end its relationship with the agency.

CBS Chicago–09/09/2011

Scales Of Justice

ACLU Intervenes In Catholic Charities Adoption Rights Case

A judge is allowing the American Civil Liberties Union to intervene in the battle over adoption rights for same-sex couples.

CBS Chicago–08/02/2011

Gavel

State Resumes Referring Adoption Cases To Catholic Charities

The state has resumed referring foster care cases to Catholic Charities, as a court battle continues over the right to turn away same-sex couples in civil unions.

CBS Chicago–07/18/2011

Civil Unions

State Decides Not To Renew Adoption Contract With Catholic Charities

Following a legal dispute over the right to turn away same-sex couples in civil unions, the State of Illinois has decided not to renew adoption and foster care contracts with Catholic Charities.

CBS Chicago–07/12/2011

Civil Unions

Catholic Charities Sue For Right To Turn Away Same-Sex Couples

Several Catholic Charities groups are suing the state, saying they should not have to accept same-sex couples in civil unions as foster parents.

CBS Chicago–06/08/2011

Same Sex Marriage

Catholic Charities Wants Right To Send Gay Couples Elsewhere

Catholic Charities says it might stop its adoption services if the state requires them to place children with same-sex couples.

CBS Chicago–05/05/2011