religion

A cross is held aloft. (Photo by Matthew Lloyd/Getty Images)

Why Are More Americans Turning Away From Religion?

The number of Americans who describe themselves as Christians is dropping and these days, when young people are asked what religion they are, the answer that’s becoming more popular is “none,” as in no religion at all. But why?

05/12/2015

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Aldermen Back Plan To Expand Police Profiling Restrictions

The city’s racial profiling restrictions already do more than prohibit police stops based the driver’s race, they also ban religion, sexual orientation, or disability from being used as probable cause for a stop. Proposal would also ban stops based on national origin or gender identity.

01/16/2015

Gay rights activists staged a rally outside Holy Name Cathedral on Feb. 12, 2012, to push for same sex marriage and criticize Francis Cardinal George and the Catholic church for opposing gay marriage. (Credit: CBS)

Illinois Clergy Push For Gay Marriage Legalization

A group of clergy members is pushing to legalize same-sex marriage in Illinois.

12/23/2012

Jamie Foxx (Photo by Michael Kovac/Getty Images for Ozwald Boateng)

Opinion: Jamie Foxx’s Obama Is Our Lord And Savior Remark Is Ridiculous And Disturbing

No one can equate to God. And, it’s about time someone stood up to Jamie Foxx and his ilk to teach them that – or at least try to teach them that.

11/27/2012

Rev. Williams Owens (first on right) (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Opinion: Rev. William Owens Confronts Barack Obama On Same-Sex Marriage

Rev. William Owens takes great issue with Obama’s linkage of Dr. King’s civil rights movement of the past to the current gay rights movement regarding same-sex marriage. Owens says that King embraced traditional religion, and he strongly suggests that King would not want his civil rights’ mission altered to include same-sex marriage.

08/03/2012

A recent Mass celebrated at Notre Dame of Chicago. (CBS)

Survey: Illinois Is One Of The Most Religiously Diverse States

New numbers are out concerning religious affiliation.

CBS Chicago–05/02/2012

Tim Tebow walks off the field after a game against the Detroit Lions. (Photo by Justin Edmonds/Getty Images)

Baffoe: Of Race, Religion And Tebow

This is neither an examination of the appropriateness or accuracy of Tim Tebow’s religious beliefs nor whether they are relevant in the athletic arena. Fear not, my children weary of such topics. Your passage here will be safe.

670 The Score–12/10/2011

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

Plan B Pill

Judge: Pharmacists Can’t Be Forced To Sell Morning-After Pill

A judge has ruled that Illinois pharmacists cannot be forced to dispense emergency contraception.

CBS Chicago–04/06/2011

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Study Links Religious Activity, Obesity

If you’re young and religious, are you more prone to obesity by middle age? A new study by Northwestern University says yes.

CBS Chicago–03/25/2011