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In his 4 a long time as a Catholic missionary in Ghana, the Rev. Ronald Lange has been credibly accused of sexually abusing youngsters over “a number of years.”
That’s in line with his order’s Chicago hub. Going through scrutiny over its predator monks, together with one who’s now on trial in East Timor, Society of the Divine Phrase has for the primary time revealed the names and previous postings of clergy who’ve been a part of the Chicago province and been deemed by its leaders to have been credibly accused of kid intercourse abuse wherever on the earth.
Lange, 79, is one among two monks on that listing who formally stay a part of the Chicago province of the Society of the Divine Phrase, a global non secular order that “focuses on missionary work” and since 1875 has “entered lands the place persons are in want” and shared “God’s love.”
He’s additionally one among 26 present, former or deceased members the province now says have had substantiated accusations towards them of getting sexually abused youngsters.
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- Mayor Lori Lightfoot nominated Annette Nance-Holt at the moment to be the Chicago Fireplace Division’s commissioner. She would be the first woman to lead CFD in its 162-year history.
- Former Gov. Rod Blagojevich is outwardly searching for an early finish to his two-year supervised launch, left intact when his jail sentence was commuted final yr by then-President Trump. Prosecutors don’t oppose the move, which remains as a formality to bring an end to the corruption case from more than a decade ago.
- A day after the CDC introduced new masks suggestions, state and native officers have but to situation an up to date set of enterprise tips concerning face coverings. “It’s just adding confusion to things for us,” one restaurant manager said today.
- Having misplaced many family members to Huntington’s illness, Dave and Susie Hodgson are getting ready for the Naperville Riverwalk Sunday. The couple started the walk in 2005 and have since raised $1.2 million for the cause.
- Twin Chicago docs Brittani James and Brandi Jackson are working to get rid of entrenched racism within the medical occupation. “We’re teaching how to see it and how to undo it,” Jackson said.
- There are fears over what might occur to a towering stained glass art work on the financially troubled Chicago Loop Synagogue and a mosaic at River Grove’s previous Guerin Catholic highschool. The synagogue’s president and school’s former principal each say public support could help.
- Riot Fest will return this yr, with 9 Inch Nails, the Smashing Pumpkins and Vic Mensa among the many headliners introduced at the moment. Three-day passes are available now, while single-day passes will go on sale next week.
A vivid one
A music instructor at Bronzeville Classical Elementary Faculty acquired the shock of a lifetime yesterday morning when he thought he was strolling right into a union assembly however as an alternative acquired a Golden Apple Award for excellence in instructing.
Reggie Spears has been instructing music for over a decade, together with the final three years on the Bronzeville college, however mentioned he didn’t ever count on to win this award.
“I used to be simply doing what I assumed was finest. It by no means even crossed my thoughts that this might be a chance for me,” Spears mentioned.
Yearly, the Chicago-based Golden Apple Basis honors educators from throughout the state for the optimistic and lasting results they’ve on their college students’ lives, and the influence they’ve on constructing stronger communities.
Spears is one among 10 academics who acquired the award this yr, which noticed a record-breaking quantity — 700 — of nominations of pre-Okay via third grade academics.
Golden Apple recipients every obtain $5,000 and a spring sabbatical offered by Northwestern College.
From the press field
When the Sky open their season tomorrow afternoon towards the Mystics, they’ll try to put into action their plan to put a greater emphasis on defense. Candace Parker, the 2020 Defensive Participant of the Yr, mentioned there’s nonetheless much more to work on however establishing that identification is a step in the precise route.
Two weeks of Chicago celebrating him because the quarterback to avoid wasting the Bears from their a long time of offensive tedium is nothing to rookie Justin Fields, who’s been within the highlight for years. “I’m made for this,” he mentioned. “I’m constructed for this. It’s nothing new to me.”
And the Blackhawks wasted little time after the season ended this week, signing ahead Henrik Borgstrom and goalie Arvid Soderblom to two-year offers. The two will add even more options to what should be a crowded competition for roster spots next season, Ben Pope writes.
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