Bishops Weigh Anti-Abuse Strategy After Delay Set By VaticanBishop Thomas Paprocki of Springfield, Illinois, said that "we are not branch managers of the Vatican" and that "our people are crying out for some action."
South Side Church Parishioner Charged With Child Sex AbuseChicago Police said Anastacio Toscano, 58, was arrested and charged with aggravated criminal sex abuse of a child between nine and 17 years old.
Dramatic Twists As Pope Meets With U.S. Cardinals Over Sex AbuseThe head of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, Houston Cardinal Daniel DiNardo, had requested the papal audience last month following revelations that McCarrick had risen through church ranks even though the allegations of sexual misconduct were known in U.S. and Vatican circles.
Pennsylvania's Clergy Abuse Scandal Sparks Inquiries In Other StatesIllinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan announced plans to meet with the Chicago Archdiocese after at least seven priests with connections to her state were identified in the Pennsylvania grand jury report.
First Lawsuit Filed Over Pennsylvania Grand Jury Report On Catholic Clergy AbuseOn Tuesday, the first known lawsuit since the blistering grand jury report was filed in Pennsylvania. James Saitta claims Rev. John Hoehl began sexually abusing him in 1979 when he was 12 years old.
Sex Abuse Victims Accept Courage Award At ESPYs"We must start caring about children's safety more than we care about adults' reputations."
Police Search For Suspect In Lincoln Park Home InvasionsChicago Police released new surveillance images of a man wanted in connection with two home invasions in Lincoln Park.
Former Priest Charged In 2001 Evanston Sex AssaultKenneth Lewis, 56, of Arvada, Colo., was charged May 18 with predatory sexual assault against a minor. Evanston Police said Lewis allegedly assaulted a 13-year-old at an Evanston hotel in late 2001.
Another Suit Alleges Sex Abuse At Elgin Mental Health CenterA man held at the facility says a 53-year-old social worker threatened and coerced him into having sex.
Michael Jackson Sex Abuse Lawsuit DismissedA judge on Tuesday dismissed the lawsuit brought by a choreographer who alleged Michael Jackson molested him as a child, resolving one of the last major claims against the late singer's holdings.
Sex Abuse Survivor Urges Lawmakers To Change State Statues On Child Sex AbuseCross joined Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan in testifying before the Senate Criminal Law Committee's Subcommittee on Statutes of Limitation.
Hastert Accuser Files Lawsuit Over $1.8 Million In Unpaid Hush MoneyAn individual at the center of the Dennis Hastert hush money case is suing the former U.S. House speaker for breach of contract.