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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...

By Kaye Wonderhouse On Wednesday, October 8th, 2014
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Chicago: Mohammad Kahn, arrested trying to join ISIS

Trying to fly from the O’Hare International Airport in Chicago to Istanbul, Turkey, an Illinois man was arrested and charged after attempting to join ISIS, the Islamic State. Mohammed Hamzah Khan, 19, not More...

By The Dispatch On Monday, October 6th, 2014
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Nik Wallenda confirms he’ll wear blindfold for Chicago tightrope walk

Nik Wallenda, “The King of the Highwire,” announced today that he is planning to walk a portion of the tightrope walk over the Chicago skyline wearing a blindfold. The broadcast titled SKYSCRAPER LIVE WITH NIK More...

By The Dispatch On Wednesday, September 17th, 2014
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Discovery to live stream daredevil Nik Wallenda tightrope walk across Chicago skyline

Nik Wallenda, “The King of the Highwire” is back at it again.  This time, he is heading to the historic “Windy City” of Chicago to attempt his most audacious and challenging tightrope walk yet.  And like More...

By The Dispatch On Wednesday, August 27th, 2014
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Ebertfest receives $10,000 Hollywood Foreign Press Association Grant

The 17th Annual Roger Ebert’s Film Festival has received a 2015 grant from the Hollywood Foreign Press Association. The festival, also known as “Ebertfest,” received the grant during a star-studded HFPA grants More...

By The Dispatch On Thursday, August 14th, 2014
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Pro-life group calls for Supreme Court to rule on ‘Choose Life’ license plates

The Thomas More Society filed an amicus brief urging the United States Supreme Court to hear a case involving “Choose Life” license plates, in order to resolve disputes among lower courts over how to treat specialty More...

By The Dispatch On Tuesday, July 29th, 2014
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BBC presents free World War I films to honor 100th anniversary, begins in August

In commemoration of the 100th Anniversary of the start of World War I, BBC Worldwide North America will, in a unique departure, premiere three historic films in theaters across the U.S. this August: 37 Days: The More...

By Kaye Wonderhouse On Thursday, June 26th, 2014
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Supreme Court strikes down abortion clinic ‘buffer zone’ in Massachusetts, Chicago next

The Supreme Court unanimously struck down the Massachusetts buffer zone around abortion clinics noting that the 35-foot barrier to keep out protesters was in conflict to the freedoms of demonstrators. Supporters More...

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