Classrooms and the sanctuary were damaged during a fire at the City of Life Church in University City this morning.
A church official has been arrested on four counts of aggravated sexual abuse.
Despite the fast-approaching Christmas holiday and a glut of media coverage dedicated to the “War on Christmas,” less than half of Americans report attending church in the days leading up to December 25.
A donation box was robbed Saturday at the First Baptist Church during a funeral mass for 28-year-old Krystie Flaherty of Swansea, who died Oct. 20.
A poll conducted by the Pew Research Center indicates that most American voters are wary of endorsements of political candidates made by religious institutions.
The law bars concealed weapons from schools, courthouses, government buildings, libraries and public transit but churches, mosques and synagogues must post signs.
State Sen. Dan Kotowski (D-Park Ridge) says negotiations leading to the week-old concealed-carry law in Illinois left religious groups out.
The hearing on the future of the New Life Evangelistic homeless shelter downtown has been pushed back until the fall.
Franklin County officials are waiting for a Supreme Court ruling involving a separation of church and state case in New York.
Racial graffiti, property damage at New Freedom Baptist late last month.