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Michael Pfleger
Michael Pfleger

14-Year-Old Girl Wounded In Wendell Phillips High School Shooting Expected To Make ‘Full Recovery,’ Family Says

The grandmother of the teen also asked the gunman to "come forward" and turn themselves in.

Bronzeville, Near South Side

His ‘Hoop Hard’ Basketball Leagues Are A Hit In Englewood. Now, He’s Fundraising For A Community Center

"It's time for me to take this to another level," said Larry Daniels, founder of Hoop Hard Or Get Off The Court.

Englewood, Chatham, Auburn Gresham

Father Pfleger Returns To St. Sabina With A Message: ‘Whether You Like It Or Not, I Got Back Up, And The Fight Is Still On’

Father Michael Pfleger returned to St. Sabina church Sunday after being temporarily removed while the archdiocese investigated allegations of sex abuse.

Englewood, Chatham, Auburn Gresham

Father Pfleger Reinstated At St. Sabina Church After Archdiocese Finds ‘No Reason To Suspect’ He’s Guilty Of Sex Abuse

Pfleger, who has led St. Sabina since 1981, is set to return to the pulpit June 5. "I’m so relieved and glad that this nightmare is over," he said.

Englewood, Chatham, Auburn Gresham

Father Pfleger, Refusing To ‘Wait In Silence’ During Sexual Abuse Investigation, Prepares To Return To Ministering

The reverend, who was removed from his South Side parish in January and is facing three-decades-old sexual abuse claims, maintains his innocence.

Englewood, Chatham, Auburn Gresham

3rd Man Accuses Father Michael Pfleger Of Sexual Abuse

A third man has said Pfleger, the popular but controversial leader of St. Sabina Church, sexually abused him in the '70s. "When I heard his supporters attacking the other victims and saying Father Mike could do never do this, I knew I had to come forward and tell the truth."

Englewood, Chatham, Auburn Gresham

St. Sabina Leaders Halt Monthly Payments To Archdiocese Until Pfleger Sex Abuse Investigation Is Over

Leaders of the South Side church say the financial strain is "hurting their mission to serve" as longtime pastor Michael Pfleger is sidelined from his ministry.

Englewood, Chatham, Auburn Gresham

Child Abuse Allegation Against Father Pfleger ‘Unfounded,’ DCFS Says — But Church Says Priest Not Cleared

The investigation was to determine if Pfleger is an ongoing risk to minors. It does not relate to abuse allegations filed by two brothers in January.

Englewood, Chatham, Auburn Gresham

Father Pfleger Accusers Are Brothers Who Never Revealed Their Abuse, Even To Each Other, Lawyer Says

An attorney for the brothers, now 61 and 63, alleges Pfleger groomed and sexually abused both starting in the early 1970s, when they were around 12 and 13 years old.

Englewood, Chatham, Auburn Gresham

‘Father Mike Will Be Back’: St. Sabina Neighbors, Supporters March, Pray For Pfleger After Child Sex Abuse Accusation

The St. Sabina cabinet is organizing several events in support of longtime pastor Michael Pfleger, who was asked to step aside from his ministry after a child sex abuse allegation dating back more than 40 years was reported.

Englewood, Chatham, Auburn Gresham

Father Pfleger Child Sex Abuse Allegation Leaves South Side Community ‘In Shock’: ‘He Did So Much For Us’

Whether or not they attended his St. Sabina Church, Auburn Gresham residents say the outspoken pastor has been a vital member of the predominately Black South Side community since 1981.

Englewood, Chatham, Auburn Gresham

‘Devastated’ Pfleger, Removed Over Child Sex Abuse Allegation, Says He’s Angry, Hurt — But Can’t Speak Out More

"I have been asked by the Diocese not to speak out at this time," Pfleger wrote on Facebook. "I am Blessed with good leadership and amazing members, whom I love."

Englewood, Chatham, Auburn Gresham

Father Michael Pfleger Removed From St. Sabina Over Child Sex Abuse Allegations From 40 Years Ago

Cardinal Blase Cupich said Tuesday he's asked Pfleger to step aside from his leadership post as the Archdiocese of Chicago investigates the decades-old claim of abuse.

Englewood, Chatham, Auburn Gresham

Grieving Families Urge Affluent Chicagoans To Join Fight Against Violence After 769 People Murdered In 2020

“The people who live down here have to get as angry as the people who live near us. The power is down here," Rev. Michael Pfleger said.

Near North Side, River North

St. Sabina To Give Out 10,000 Masks Starting At Noon Thursday

The Catholic parish was inundated with requests for masks after handing out 5,000 last week, Father Michael Pfleger said.

Englewood, Chatham, Auburn Gresham

St. Sabina, Other Groups Giving Away Masks At 79th And Racine On Friday

The Greater Auburn Gresham Development Corporation and the Faith Community of St. Sabina will pass out masks in Auburn Gresham from noon to 2 p.m. Friday.

Englewood, Chatham, Auburn Gresham

Derrick Rose, Spike Lee Headline St. Sabina’s All-Star Weekend

Teams from the South and West Sides will compete in a day-long basketball tournament at the Auburn Gresham church.

Englewood, Chatham, Auburn Gresham

Gun Buyback At St. Sabina Saturday Gives $100 Gift Card For Every Returned Firearm

St. Sabina Church is hosting a $100 gun buyback event from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday.

Englewood, Chatham, Auburn Gresham

Activists Plan To Shut Down Lake Shore Drive, March To Wrigley Field

Organizers want to "redistribute the pain and agony" caused by a lack of investment in the South and West sides, one person said.

Downtown