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By Stephen Nevets On Tuesday, February 24th, 2015
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Sequel News: ‘GI Joe 3′ villains, ‘Frozen 2′ and ‘Insurgent’ goes ‘virtual’

As the movie season moves past the Oscars, there are a few bits worth noting: Frozen fans getting a tease with the new short, GI Joe 3 villain rumors heat up and the Divergent sequel, Insurgent, drops a virtual More...

By Jinkie Barendse On Monday, February 23rd, 2015
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John Legend, Common use ‘Selma’ platform to compare prisoners to slavery

Sharing the Academy Award for Best Original Song, rapper Common and singer John Legend drew parallels between the events portrayed in Selma and criminals in 2015, referring to prisoners under “correctional More...

By The Dispatch On Thursday, February 19th, 2015
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The battle over ‘Choose Life’ license plates continues in Illinois, Wisconsin

Thomas More Society has filed an amicus brief urging the United States Supreme Court to rule that specialty license plates, including “Choose Life” license plates, constitute private speech in a designated public More...

By The Dispatch On Tuesday, February 17th, 2015
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Justice Fellowship backs Sen Mike Lee, Dick Durbin bill on ‘Smarter’ sentencing

Senators Mike Lee (R-Utah) and Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) introduced the Smarter Sentencing Act, which will advance more proportionate sentencing for non-violent federal drug offenses. The current federal prison system’s More...

By Brandon Jones On Thursday, February 12th, 2015
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This Day in History: Happy birthday Abraham Lincoln, Bill Russell and Lorne Greene

This day is a special day in history for three amazing men, famous in their perspective areas of expertise: Abraham Lincoln, NBA great Bill Russell and acting legend Lorne Greene. One of the greatest presidents, More...

By Brandon Jones On Wednesday, February 11th, 2015
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David Axelrod on election 2008: President Obama lied about gay marriage to win black vote

President Obama may have been called a liar by his critics, but now one of his former aides is outing the President over a lie about gay marriage, ahead of the 2008 election, to win the religious black vote. In More...

By Kaye Wonderhouse On Tuesday, February 3rd, 2015
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Illinois couple Amy Blaise, Dan Blaise identified in murder-suicide

An Illinois couple died on Friday night in an apparent murder-suicide, authorities say, now identifying the couple as Amy Smith Blaise, 43, and husband Daniel Blaise. The investigation revealed that Daniel fired More...

By Kaye Wonderhouse On Friday, January 23rd, 2015
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Ilinois: Bible colleges sue to get state to grant students full degrees

A group of Christian colleges in Illinois have sued the state over what they believe to be their right to grant students full degrees without having to conform their curriculum to state standards. With the aid of More...

By The Dispatch On Tuesday, January 20th, 2015
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Archbishop Blase Cupich, Congressmen Dan Lipinski, Peter Roskam, Bears co-owner Pat McCaskey March for Life

An estimated crowd of over 4,000 people marched through Chicago’s Loop on Sunday, January 18, proclaiming the sanctity of human life and calling for the overturn of the 1973 Roe v. Wade decision that legalized More...

By Brandon Jones On Friday, January 16th, 2015
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‘Pass the Light’ attempts to ask Christians to focus on kindness instead of intolerance

Cameron Palatas’ Steve attempts to create new focus for Christians in “Pass the Light” 2014 may have been the “Year of faith-based films” and Pass the Light is one of the first entries More...

By The Dispatch On Friday, January 9th, 2015
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New study highlights Illinois abortion clinics ‘dangerous’ conditions

A new study says Illinois is facing a serious women’s health crisis and the Illinois Department of Public Health is receiving the heat for the crisis. A new report, released by Illinois Right to Life, documents More...

By Brandon Jones On Friday, January 9th, 2015
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Red-light cameras losing support as new report show they cause more accidents

Critics of red light cameras have a lot to rejoice as a Florida Judge tossed out hundreds of cases on Wednesday, a Thursday decision in Kansas City may give hundreds of thousands refunds and a new report confrims More...

By Brandon Jones On Monday, December 1st, 2014
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New data: Homeschooling rises, Common Core to blame

Jeb Bush, Bill Gates and others may have tried to put their weight and stamp of approval on Common Core, but the controversial national education standard is being cited as the main reason for a spike in homeschooling. More...

By The Dispatch On Thursday, November 27th, 2014
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Attorneys, Thomas More Society, vow to protect ability to display nativity scenes

Never fear, the attorneys are here to separate fact from fiction surrounding private citizens’ right to freely express religious faith in the public square.  Nativity scenes will appear in nine State Capitols More...

By Kaye Wonderhouse On Friday, November 14th, 2014
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First woman mayor of Chicago, Jane Byrne, dead at 80

Chicago’s first and only female mayor Jane Byrne has died, according to reports Friday morning. She was 80 years old. The former mayor, now 81, had been hospitalized last year after a stroke and has ensured several More...

By The Dispatch On Wednesday, November 12th, 2014
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Chicago school under fire for denying ‘pro-life’ student club

Courtland High School principal Mr. Larry Marks has received a demand letter from the Thomas More Society, a Chicago-based public interest law firm, on behalf of senior Maddie Sutherland and Students for Life of More...

By Brandon Jones On Friday, November 7th, 2014
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FCC’s net neutrality plans sparks protests across America

Net neutrality advocates took to the streets in over a dozen cities across the U.S., part of a protest against a leaked “hybrid” proposal by the Federal Communications Commission to allow internet companies More...

By The Dispatch On Monday, November 3rd, 2014
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Nik Wallenda make headlines with blindfolded tightrope walk in Chicago

Nik Wallenda, “The King of the Highwire,” made history today after successfully crossing the “Windy City” of Chicago on a tightrope without a net or tether.  Discovery Channel captured every heart-pounding More...

By Brandon Jones On Monday, October 27th, 2014
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Winter Jam 2015: Skillet, Jeremy Camp, Building 429, Francesca Battistelli top lineup

The Winter Jam east coast tour lineup was announced Monday evening and fans are clamoring over the lineup and tour dates. Newsong will be back as hosts of Winter Jam 2015 Here’s the East Coast lineup: Skillet, More...

By Kaye Wonderhouse On Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014
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Darren Vann, charged with Afrikka Hardy murder, confesses to killing six others

A convicted sex offender who has reportedly confessed to at least seven murders in northwest Indiana has informed police his crimes date back as long as two decades. Darren Vann, 43, from Gary, Indiana, has been More...

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