Monday, February 11, 2013
The last pope to step down was Gregory XII in 1415, who did so to end a civil war within the church.
Some Catholics reacted with shock Monday as Pope Benedict XVI announced his plans to resign on Feb. 28, 2013. The resignation comes during Lent, a time of penance and the liturgical season leading up to Christianity’s most important holiday, Easter. With his announcement, Benedict becomes the first pope to resign in nearly 600 years. Immaculate Conception, Mary Queen of Heaven and Visitation Catholic churches in Elmhurst all belong to the Diocese of Joliet. On Monday, Diocese of Joliet Bishop Daniel Conlon expressed surprise at the pope’s decision. “Pope Benedict XVI’s decision to resign comes as a surprise to all of us. Yet, it is consistent with the humble disposition that I have come to recognize in him, both in my brief personal …
Friday, January 18, 2013
Syracuse came calling with an offer he couldn't refuse.
Friday, January 18
Elmhurst College head football Coach Tim Lester, who led the Bluejays to their most successful season in school history, has accepted a position as quarterbacks coach at Div. 1 Syracuse University in New York, according to the Syracuse University website. Lester completed five seasons with Elmhurst College, culminating in the Bluejays' first-ever trip to the NCAA playoffs. The Bluejays earned their first post-season win and their best school record at 10-2. Lester announced his resignation on Monday, Jan. 14. In an interview with D3football.com, Lester said: “This is a very bittersweet day for me and my family. I’ve enjoyed every minute of my time at Elmhurst but this is a tremendous opportunity that I could not pass up." Lester hails …
Wednesday, November 14, 2012
Elmhurst mayor, during public comment at Tuesday's School Board meeting, claims Rutter and many York coaches have been "pushed" out of their jobs.
York High School Athletic Director John Rutter submitted his resignation to the District 205 School Board on Tuesday, and a team of York coaches, along with Elmhurst's own mayor, are claiming Rutter was forced out of his job. Mayor Pete DiCianni spoke twice at the District 205 School Board meeting Tuesday. The first time he stood at the podium, he helped congratulate the York Boys Cross Country Team for another state championship. But the second time he got up to speak, during the public comment period, it was to say that the board needed to pay closer attention to coaching changes at York High School. He said he was speaking as "a father, an alum, a lover of District 205." DiCianni, who was joined at the podium by York coaches Jim Hedman…
Tuesday, May 1, 2012
DuPage County Election Commission Chairman Rick Carney resigns at the request of County Board Chairman Dan Cronin.
Tuesday, May 1, 2012
DuPage County Board Chairman Dan Cronin has accepted the resignation of DuPage Election Commission Chairman J.P. “Rick” Carney. Carney resigned last weekend, according to a press release from DuPage County. Cronin, of Elmhurst, and a majority of the County Board members requested Carney step down after a report concluded the commission had poor procurement and ethics practices, according to the release. “I appreciate Rick stepping aside to allow us to start anew with fresh leadership at the Election Commission,” Cronin said in a statement. “We appreciate his service and wish him well in the future.” Carney has served as chairman of the commission since 2006; his term ends in January 2013. Through state statute, Cronin appoints members to …