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Elizabeth Pattara received a phone call in February she wasn’t expecting.
Eric DeGrechie

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.

Michael Wojtychiw

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.”

22nd Century Media Staff
After avenging their loss to the team that defeated them in the 2016 Class 8A state championship contest in a quarterfinal road game on Saturday, Nov. 10, the Loyola Academy Ramblers will return home on Saturday, Nov. 17, for a semifinal encounter in which they will try to bring down the team that beat them in the 2017 Class 8A state title game.
Michael Wojtychiw
By many accounts, Katherine White Radler had the smarts and take charge leadership skills of a corporate CEO.
Eric DeGrechie

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.

22nd Century Media Staff
Patrick J. O’Neil, 55, of Wisconsin, was arrested for battery Aug. 10 at his restaurant, Little Ricky’s Rib Joint, 540 Lincoln Ave., Winnetka, reports The Beacon's sister paper, The Winnetka Current.
Eric DeGrechie
Wilmette’s St. Joseph and St. Francis Xavier parishes soon will unite and have a new name.
Eric DeGrechie
Treasure Island, a family-owned grocery store chain that has been part of the Chicagoland landscape since 1963, may be closing all locations in less than two weeks.
Eric DeGrechie

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.

Eric DeGrechie

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