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Six former priests missioned at Loyola Academy are among a list of Jesuits with established allegations of sexual abuse of minors released by Midwest Jesuits on Monday, Dec. 17.
The report, USA Midwest Province Jesuits with Established Allegation(s) of Sexual Abuse of a Minor, included 18 Chicagoland Jesuits who are or were members of the USA Midwest Province of the Society of Jesus, or its predecessor entities, since 1955.
Truth revealed on the blood-soaked battlefields of eastern Pennsylvania, Union Army private Richard Gilder took full poetic measure of the men with whom he served: “Better than honor and glory, and history’s iron pen, was the thought of duty done and the love of his fellow men.”
Wilmette’s budding downtown restaurant scene saw some shakeup last week. This time in the subtraction column.
Part of Village Center for seven years, Gilson’s Restaurant, 1126 Wilmette Ave., shut its doors for good on Friday, Oct. 3. There was no immediate response from owner Chuck Rometty, who had another downtown Wilmette restaurant, The Big Black Dog Tavern, close in 2013 after just one year of operation.
One of Patrick Kane’s biggest fans got a special surprise from the man himself recently.
Travis Tassone began writing letters to Chicago Blackhawks player Patrick Kane about a year ago, and wrote several a week.
“He wrote the letters specifically to Patrick Kane, talking about the game of the day and how the performance had been, [saying] I’m sorry you were injured, things like that,” his mom, Vickie Tassone, said.