Archive for February, 2016

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Feb

Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Chicago serves 1 million people in Cook and Lake counties. Because of the state budget impasse, this social services arm of the Catholic Church is owed $25 million, and is facing potential program closures and staff layoffs. Catholic Charities gives help to senior citizens so they can stay in their homes, provides daycare to low-income parents so they can work, and ...

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Feb

Feb. 22, 2016 show Monsignor Michael Boland, president and CEO of Catholic Charities of Chicago, talks to Bob about the state owing the social services arm of the Church $25 million because of the state budget impasse, and the potential for program and staff cuts. Dr. Richard Dye of the University of Illinois’ Institute of Government and Public Affairs discusses a report issued Feb. 15 that outlines the fiscal status of the state midway through this fiscal year without ...

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Feb

February's prayer video from Pope Francis focusus on the care of creation and our common home of the Earth.

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Feb

Catholic Conference of Illinois Executive Director Robert Gilligan today joined with state officials and advocates in applauding a new policy that eliminates the need for advance appointments for undocumented immigrants to apply for Temporary Visitor Driver's Licenses. Starting July 1, all Illinois Secretary of State facilities except for Chicago North and Chicago West will process TVDL applications without an appointment. Gilligan noted the licenses allow undocumented immigrants to get ...