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Facing fines and threat of closure, churches continue to hold services: ‘There is not going to be a stand down’

Facing fines and threat of closure, churches continue to hold services: ‘There is not going to be a stand down’

Despite a harsh new warning from Chicago’s public health chief, two Chicago churches defiantly held services Sunday in violation of Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s stay-a [...] Read full article: Facing fines and threat of closure, chur...→

Facing fines and threat of closure, churches continue to hold services: ‘There is not going to be a stand down’

Facing fines and threat of closure, churches continue to hold services: ‘There is not going to be a stand down’

Despite a harsh new warning from Chicago’s public health chief, two Chicago churches defiantly held services Sunday in violation of Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s stay-a [...] Read full article: Facing fines and threat of closure, chur...→

Barr agrees to testify after facing subpoena threat

Barr agrees to testify after facing subpoena threat

The announcement came amid a hearing on alleged political interference at Trump's Justice Department. Read full article: Barr agrees to testify after facing subp...→

Facing multiple legal battles with churches, Gov. J.B. Pritzker is expected to lift 10-person limit on services in new stay-at-home order

Facing multiple legal battles with churches, Gov. J.B. Pritzker is expected to lift 10-person limit on services in new stay-at-home order

Facing a barrage of legal challenges from churches, Gov. J.B. Pritzker said Thursday that the state is issuing new public health guidelines for house of worshi [...] Read full article: Facing multiple legal battles with churc...→

Metro Detroit Catholic churches hold first public Mass in months

Metro Detroit Catholic churches hold first public Mass in months

After two months of online-only services, some Catholic churches within the Archdiocese of Detroit held their first public Sunday Mass since the stay-at-home e [...] Read full article: Metro Detroit Catholic churches hold fir...→

South Side Churches Praising President Trump's Call For Churches To Reopen Plan To Hold Services Sunday

Some South Side religious leaders are praising President Donald Trump's call to allow churches to reopen and say they want Gov. JB Pritzker and Mayor Lori Ligh [...] Read full article: South Side Churches Praising President T...→

Mayor Still Working Out Plan to Reopen Chicago Churches as Some Vow to Hold Services

Mayor Still Working Out Plan to Reopen Chicago Churches as Some Vow to Hold Services

While the city of Chicago continues to work with faith leaders to draw up a plan for reopening churches, two pastors have promised they’ll still hold services [...] Read full article: Mayor Still Working Out Plan to Reopen C...→

Chicago fines churches for holding services in violation of statewide lockdown order

Chicago fines churches for holding services in violation of statewide lockdown order

Chicago has begun fining churches for holding services that do not comply with the Democratic Gov. J.B. Pritzker's statewide stay-at-home order, telling Fox Ne [...] Read full article: Chicago fines churches for holding servi...→

Chicago mayor vows to

Chicago mayor vows to "take action" against defiant churches that continue to hold services despite lockdown orders

"We don't want to see a cluster break out because faith leaders believe they have only one way of showing their reverence to the God that they worship," Mayor [...] Read full article: Chicago mayor vows to "take action" agai...→

Albany Park, Suburban Niles Churches Hold Services in Spite of Pritzker’s Order

Albany Park, Suburban Niles Churches Hold Services in Spite of Pritzker’s Order

Churches in Chicago’s Albany Park neighborhood and in suburban Niles held services this past Sunday in defiance of Illinois Gov. Pritzker’s stay-at-home order, [...] Read full article: Albany Park, Suburban Niles Churches Hol...→

Judge rejects California churches' efforts to hold in-person services

Judge rejects California churches' efforts to hold in-person services

SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- A federal judge on Wednesday said he will deny a bid by three Southern California churches to hold in-person church services during the p [...] Read full article: Judge rejects California churches' effor...→

Churches hold online Easter weekend services because of virus

Churches hold online Easter weekend services because of virus

South Korea’s government has said it will strap electronic wristbands on people who defy self-quarantine orders after two weeks of preparation and manufacturin [...] Read full article: Churches hold online Easter weekend serv...→

Coronavirus Latest: Local Churches Hold Virtual Palm Sunday Services To Encourage Social Distancing

Coronavirus Latest: Local Churches Hold Virtual Palm Sunday Services To Encourage Social Distancing

For many worshippers, they are taking a leap of faith as they seek the word of god and comfort in these difficult times from behind a computer or television sc [...] Read full article: Coronavirus Latest: Local Churches Hold ...→

Pastors object to NYC mayor's threat to shut down churches

Pastors object to NYC mayor's threat to shut down churches

Religious leaders are expressing concern after New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio threatened to close certain places of worship if they violated the stay-at-ho [...] Read full article: Pastors object to NYC mayor's threat to ...→

Five Lake County churches suing Pritzker to hold larger gatherings

Five Lake County churches suing Pritzker to hold larger gatherings

Alleging the governor's office is violating their religious freedom and "ignoring the science" behind the spread of COVID-19, five Lake County churches are sui [...] Read full article: Five Lake County churches suing Pritzker...→

Some Chicago Churches Again Set To Hold Sunday Services Despite Gov. Pritzker's Stay-At-Home Order

Some Chicago Churches Again Set To Hold Sunday Services Despite Gov. Pritzker's Stay-At-Home Order

Some churches in Chicago were set to open their doors to worshipers on Sunday, going against Gov. JB Pritzker’s stay-at-home order during the coronavirus pande [...] Read full article: Some Chicago Churches Again Set To Hold ...→

New order allows Minnesota churches to hold in-person services at 25 percent capacity | MinnPost

Gov. Tim Walz announced that starting Wednesday churches that follow social distancing guidelines will be able to hold services — as long as the gatherings don [...] Read full article: New order allows Minnesota churches to h...→

SoCal Pastors Praise DOJ Letter To Newsom Calling Continued Closure Of Churches 'Discrimination'

SoCal Pastors Praise DOJ Letter To Newsom Calling Continued Closure Of Churches 'Discrimination'

Under Newsom’s plan to reopen California, places of worship are part of stage three, along with hair and nail salons and entertainment venues like movie theate [...] Read full article: SoCal Pastors Praise DOJ Letter To Newso...→

Archdiocese: Dade, Broward churches to hold Mass beginning May 26, Tuesday in Monroe

Archdiocese: Dade, Broward churches to hold Mass beginning May 26, Tuesday in Monroe

MIAMI (WSVN) - Catholic churches in Miami-Dade and Broward counties may resume holding services as soon as next week, and houses of worship in Monroe... Read full article: Archdiocese: Dade, Broward churches to h...→

Mayor Lori Lightfoot Plans To Fine Churches That Defied Stay-At-Home Order Rules To Hold Sunday Services

Mayor Lori Lightfoot Plans To Fine Churches That Defied Stay-At-Home Order Rules To Hold Sunday Services

“Certainly there were some churches that congregated in excess of the allowable number, and we will be taking action as to those individuals and those churches [...] Read full article: Mayor Lori Lightfoot Plans To Fine Churc...→

Mayor Lori Lightfoot says city will ‘take action’ if defiant churches hold in-person services despite stay-at-home orders

Mayor Lori Lightfoot says city will ‘take action’ if defiant churches hold in-person services despite stay-at-home orders

Potentially setting up a Sunday confrontation with defiant church leaders, Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot said the city is prepared to enforce stay-at-home order [...] Read full article: Mayor Lori Lightfoot says city will ‘tak...→

McCarthy: Pelosi, Democrats Continue to Hold Up Business Funding

McCarthy: Pelosi, Democrats Continue to Hold Up Business Funding

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and other Democrats "continue to hold up" additional funding for the nation's small businesses that have been hit hard by the corona [...] Read full article: McCarthy: Pelosi, Democrats Continue to ...→

Black & Wear: Coronavirus, Holy Week and Easter -- America's churches continue to put love first

Black & Wear: Coronavirus, Holy Week and Easter -- America's churches continue to put love first

In the midst of challenging circumstances, freedom to exercise religion endures, and the essential work of the church continues. Read full article: Black & Wear: Coronavirus, Holy Week and...→

Amid pandemic, South Florida churches hold giveaways ahead of Easter

Amid pandemic, South Florida churches hold giveaways ahead of Easter

CORAL GABLES, FLA. (WSVN) - South Florida churches are in the giving spirit during Holy Week, as they do their part to help make Easter... Read full article: Amid pandemic, South Florida churches ho...→

Six Flags Great America to hold off opening until COVID-19 threat passes

Six Flags Great America to hold off opening until COVID-19 threat passes

Because of COVID-19 concerns, Six Flags Great America in Gurnee won't open for the season until mid-May at the earliest, park officials announced Monday. Read full article: Six Flags Great America to hold off open...→

Brooklyn churches hold peaceful Floyd protest

Brooklyn churches hold peaceful Floyd protest

More than 100 pastors and thousands of members of their congregations flocked to Brooklyn for a peaceful prayer march Tuesday evening. Read full article: Brooklyn churches hold peaceful Floyd pr...→

Chicago Churches Continue to Violate Stay-at-Home Orders, Fear City May Shut Them Down

Chicago Churches Continue to Violate Stay-at-Home Orders, Fear City May Shut Them Down

Several churches across Illinois are continuing to open their doors in defiance of Illinois and City of Chicago orders limiting gathering sizes amid the corona [...] Read full article: Chicago Churches Continue to Violate Sta...→

Belmont Cragin Church To Continue Defying Pritzker's Order After President Declares Churches Essential

Church leaders who have been defying the stay-at-home order are taking a small victory lap after the president said places of worship are essential businesses. [...] Read full article: Belmont Cragin Church To Continue Defyin...→

Willie Wilson to pay fines for 3 churches that held Sunday services, violated stay-at-home order

Willie Wilson to pay fines for 3 churches that held Sunday services, violated stay-at-home order

Philadelphia Romanian Church of God, Elim Romanian Pentecostal Church and Metro Praise International Church were hit with $500 fines. Read full article: Willie Wilson to pay fines for 3 churche...→

Local Hispanic churches facing COVID-19

Local Hispanic churches facing COVID-19

COVID-19 continues to hit the Hispanic community hard. Regional Bishop of the Metropolitan New York Synod of Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, Reverend P [...] Read full article: Local Hispanic churches facing COVID-19...→

City looks at fines against churches that defied stay-home order

City looks at fines against churches that defied stay-home order

"There were some churches that congregated in excess of the allowable number and we will be taking action as to those individuals and those churches," Mayor Lo [...] Read full article: City looks at fines against churches tha...→

100 Chicago Churches to Hold In-Person Services Sunday

100 Chicago Churches to Hold In-Person Services Sunday

As many as 100 Chicago area churches plan to hold in-person Sunday services in defiance of Illinois' stay home orders. Read full article: 100 Chicago Churches to Hold In-Person S...→

Mega Church Pastor Says Churches Will Hold In-Person Services Sunday

Mega Church Pastor Says Churches Will Hold In-Person Services Sunday

Mega church Pastor Brian Gibson of HIS Church announced that his churches in Texas and Kentucky will hold in-person services on May 17. Read full article: Mega Church Pastor Says Churches Will Ho...→

Dunedin homeowner facing $30,000 in fines for tall grass, wins round one of lawsuit

Dunedin homeowner facing $30,000 in fines for tall grass, wins round one of lawsuit

A Dunedin homeowner who is facing $30,000 in fines and foreclosure for letting his grass get too long won round one in court. Read full article: Dunedin homeowner facing $30,000 in fine...→

McDonald's: No Happy Meals for Franchisees Facing Closure

McDonald's: No Happy Meals for Franchisees Facing Closure

McDonald's Corp rejected a request from its U.S. franchisees to delay collecting some March rent and royalty payments, prompting claims that the world's larges [...] Read full article: McDonald's: No Happy Meals for Franchise...→

Coronavirus Easter: Local Churches Coming Up With Creative Ways To Hold Easter Sunday Services

Coronavirus Easter: Local Churches Coming Up With Creative Ways To Hold Easter Sunday Services

For some religious leaders and congregants in our area, it will be hard to break tradition but churches are holding services online. Read full article: Coronavirus Easter: Local Churches Comin...→

Chicago businesses facing up to $120,000 in fines after violating coronavirus prevention measures: report

Chicago businesses facing up to $120,000 in fines after violating coronavirus prevention measures: report

Eight businesses in Chicago are now facing a total of up to $120,000 in fines after they reportedly violated Illinois’ coronavirus prevention orders.  Read full article: Chicago businesses facing up to $120,000...→

Christian Post Decries de Blasio’s ‘Reckless’ Threat to Close Churches

Christian Post Decries de Blasio’s ‘Reckless’ Threat to Close Churches

A leading Christian journal has accused Mayor de Blasio of overstepping his authority by threatening to permanently close churches. Read full article: Christian Post Decries de Blasio’s ‘Reck...→

Churches hold crowded services in defiance of government coronavirus guidance

Churches hold crowded services in defiance of government coronavirus guidance

While most churches have closed their doors in compliance with government recommendations to stop the spread of coronavirus, a few are making headlines for the [...] Read full article: Churches hold crowded services in defian...→

Barr agrees to testify after facing subpoena threat

Barr agrees to testify after facing subpoena threat

The announcement came amid a hearing on alleged political interference at Trump's Justice Department. Read full article: Barr agrees to testify after facing subp...→

Brooklyn churches hold peaceful Floyd protest

Brooklyn churches hold peaceful Floyd protest

More than 100 pastors and thousands of members of their congregations flocked to Brooklyn for a peaceful prayer march Tuesday evening. Read full article: Brooklyn churches hold peaceful Floyd pr...→

Five Lake County churches suing Pritzker to hold larger gatherings

Five Lake County churches suing Pritzker to hold larger gatherings

Alleging the governor's office is violating their religious freedom and "ignoring the science" behind the spread of COVID-19, five Lake County churches are sui [...] Read full article: Five Lake County churches suing Pritzker...→

Metro Detroit Catholic churches hold first public Mass in months

Metro Detroit Catholic churches hold first public Mass in months

After two months of online-only services, some Catholic churches within the Archdiocese of Detroit held their first public Sunday Mass since the stay-at-home e [...] Read full article: Metro Detroit Catholic churches hold fir...→

New order allows Minnesota churches to hold in-person services at 25 percent capacity | MinnPost

Gov. Tim Walz announced that starting Wednesday churches that follow social distancing guidelines will be able to hold services — as long as the gatherings don [...] Read full article: New order allows Minnesota churches to h...→

Mayor Still Working Out Plan to Reopen Chicago Churches as Some Vow to Hold Services

Mayor Still Working Out Plan to Reopen Chicago Churches as Some Vow to Hold Services

While the city of Chicago continues to work with faith leaders to draw up a plan for reopening churches, two pastors have promised they’ll still hold services [...] Read full article: Mayor Still Working Out Plan to Reopen C...→

Willie Wilson to pay fines for 3 churches that held Sunday services, violated stay-at-home order

Willie Wilson to pay fines for 3 churches that held Sunday services, violated stay-at-home order

Philadelphia Romanian Church of God, Elim Romanian Pentecostal Church and Metro Praise International Church were hit with $500 fines. Read full article: Willie Wilson to pay fines for 3 churche...→

City looks at fines against churches that defied stay-home order

City looks at fines against churches that defied stay-home order

"There were some churches that congregated in excess of the allowable number and we will be taking action as to those individuals and those churches," Mayor Lo [...] Read full article: City looks at fines against churches tha...→

Mayor Lori Lightfoot Plans To Fine Churches That Defied Stay-At-Home Order Rules To Hold Sunday Services

Mayor Lori Lightfoot Plans To Fine Churches That Defied Stay-At-Home Order Rules To Hold Sunday Services

“Certainly there were some churches that congregated in excess of the allowable number, and we will be taking action as to those individuals and those churches [...] Read full article: Mayor Lori Lightfoot Plans To Fine Churc...→

Chicago mayor vows to

Chicago mayor vows to "take action" against defiant churches that continue to hold services despite lockdown orders

"We don't want to see a cluster break out because faith leaders believe they have only one way of showing their reverence to the God that they worship," Mayor [...] Read full article: Chicago mayor vows to "take action" agai...→

Mega Church Pastor Says Churches Will Hold In-Person Services Sunday

Mega Church Pastor Says Churches Will Hold In-Person Services Sunday

Mega church Pastor Brian Gibson of HIS Church announced that his churches in Texas and Kentucky will hold in-person services on May 17. Read full article: Mega Church Pastor Says Churches Will Ho...→

Judge rejects California churches' efforts to hold in-person services

Judge rejects California churches' efforts to hold in-person services

SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- A federal judge on Wednesday said he will deny a bid by three Southern California churches to hold in-person church services during the p [...] Read full article: Judge rejects California churches' effor...→

McDonald's: No Happy Meals for Franchisees Facing Closure

McDonald's: No Happy Meals for Franchisees Facing Closure

McDonald's Corp rejected a request from its U.S. franchisees to delay collecting some March rent and royalty payments, prompting claims that the world's larges [...] Read full article: McDonald's: No Happy Meals for Franchise...→

Black & Wear: Coronavirus, Holy Week and Easter -- America's churches continue to put love first

Black & Wear: Coronavirus, Holy Week and Easter -- America's churches continue to put love first

In the midst of challenging circumstances, freedom to exercise religion endures, and the essential work of the church continues. Read full article: Black & Wear: Coronavirus, Holy Week and...→

Churches hold online Easter weekend services because of virus

Churches hold online Easter weekend services because of virus

South Korea’s government has said it will strap electronic wristbands on people who defy self-quarantine orders after two weeks of preparation and manufacturin [...] Read full article: Churches hold online Easter weekend serv...→

Chicago businesses facing up to $120,000 in fines after violating coronavirus prevention measures: report

Chicago businesses facing up to $120,000 in fines after violating coronavirus prevention measures: report

Eight businesses in Chicago are now facing a total of up to $120,000 in fines after they reportedly violated Illinois’ coronavirus prevention orders.  Read full article: Chicago businesses facing up to $120,000...→

Pastors object to NYC mayor's threat to shut down churches

Pastors object to NYC mayor's threat to shut down churches

Religious leaders are expressing concern after New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio threatened to close certain places of worship if they violated the stay-at-ho [...] Read full article: Pastors object to NYC mayor's threat to ...→

Churches hold crowded services in defiance of government coronavirus guidance

Churches hold crowded services in defiance of government coronavirus guidance

While most churches have closed their doors in compliance with government recommendations to stop the spread of coronavirus, a few are making headlines for the [...] Read full article: Churches hold crowded services in defian...→

Facing multiple legal battles with churches, Gov. J.B. Pritzker is expected to lift 10-person limit on services in new stay-at-home order

Facing multiple legal battles with churches, Gov. J.B. Pritzker is expected to lift 10-person limit on services in new stay-at-home order

Facing a barrage of legal challenges from churches, Gov. J.B. Pritzker said Thursday that the state is issuing new public health guidelines for house of worshi [...] Read full article: Facing multiple legal battles with churc...→

Chicago Churches Continue to Violate Stay-at-Home Orders, Fear City May Shut Them Down

Chicago Churches Continue to Violate Stay-at-Home Orders, Fear City May Shut Them Down

Several churches across Illinois are continuing to open their doors in defiance of Illinois and City of Chicago orders limiting gathering sizes amid the corona [...] Read full article: Chicago Churches Continue to Violate Sta...→

Some Chicago Churches Again Set To Hold Sunday Services Despite Gov. Pritzker's Stay-At-Home Order

Some Chicago Churches Again Set To Hold Sunday Services Despite Gov. Pritzker's Stay-At-Home Order

Some churches in Chicago were set to open their doors to worshipers on Sunday, going against Gov. JB Pritzker’s stay-at-home order during the coronavirus pande [...] Read full article: Some Chicago Churches Again Set To Hold ...→

South Side Churches Praising President Trump's Call For Churches To Reopen Plan To Hold Services Sunday

Some South Side religious leaders are praising President Donald Trump's call to allow churches to reopen and say they want Gov. JB Pritzker and Mayor Lori Ligh [...] Read full article: South Side Churches Praising President T...→

Belmont Cragin Church To Continue Defying Pritzker's Order After President Declares Churches Essential

Church leaders who have been defying the stay-at-home order are taking a small victory lap after the president said places of worship are essential businesses. [...] Read full article: Belmont Cragin Church To Continue Defyin...→

SoCal Pastors Praise DOJ Letter To Newsom Calling Continued Closure Of Churches 'Discrimination'

SoCal Pastors Praise DOJ Letter To Newsom Calling Continued Closure Of Churches 'Discrimination'

Under Newsom’s plan to reopen California, places of worship are part of stage three, along with hair and nail salons and entertainment venues like movie theate [...] Read full article: SoCal Pastors Praise DOJ Letter To Newso...→

Chicago fines churches for holding services in violation of statewide lockdown order

Chicago fines churches for holding services in violation of statewide lockdown order

Chicago has begun fining churches for holding services that do not comply with the Democratic Gov. J.B. Pritzker's statewide stay-at-home order, telling Fox Ne [...] Read full article: Chicago fines churches for holding servi...→

Local Hispanic churches facing COVID-19

Local Hispanic churches facing COVID-19

COVID-19 continues to hit the Hispanic community hard. Regional Bishop of the Metropolitan New York Synod of Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, Reverend P [...] Read full article: Local Hispanic churches facing COVID-19...→

Archdiocese: Dade, Broward churches to hold Mass beginning May 26, Tuesday in Monroe

Archdiocese: Dade, Broward churches to hold Mass beginning May 26, Tuesday in Monroe

MIAMI (WSVN) - Catholic churches in Miami-Dade and Broward counties may resume holding services as soon as next week, and houses of worship in Monroe... Read full article: Archdiocese: Dade, Broward churches to h...→

100 Chicago Churches to Hold In-Person Services Sunday

100 Chicago Churches to Hold In-Person Services Sunday

As many as 100 Chicago area churches plan to hold in-person Sunday services in defiance of Illinois' stay home orders. Read full article: 100 Chicago Churches to Hold In-Person S...→

Mayor Lori Lightfoot says city will ‘take action’ if defiant churches hold in-person services despite stay-at-home orders

Mayor Lori Lightfoot says city will ‘take action’ if defiant churches hold in-person services despite stay-at-home orders

Potentially setting up a Sunday confrontation with defiant church leaders, Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot said the city is prepared to enforce stay-at-home order [...] Read full article: Mayor Lori Lightfoot says city will ‘tak...→

Albany Park, Suburban Niles Churches Hold Services in Spite of Pritzker’s Order

Albany Park, Suburban Niles Churches Hold Services in Spite of Pritzker’s Order

Churches in Chicago’s Albany Park neighborhood and in suburban Niles held services this past Sunday in defiance of Illinois Gov. Pritzker’s stay-at-home order, [...] Read full article: Albany Park, Suburban Niles Churches Hol...→

Dunedin homeowner facing $30,000 in fines for tall grass, wins round one of lawsuit

Dunedin homeowner facing $30,000 in fines for tall grass, wins round one of lawsuit

A Dunedin homeowner who is facing $30,000 in fines and foreclosure for letting his grass get too long won round one in court. Read full article: Dunedin homeowner facing $30,000 in fine...→

McCarthy: Pelosi, Democrats Continue to Hold Up Business Funding

McCarthy: Pelosi, Democrats Continue to Hold Up Business Funding

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and other Democrats "continue to hold up" additional funding for the nation's small businesses that have been hit hard by the corona [...] Read full article: McCarthy: Pelosi, Democrats Continue to ...→

Coronavirus Easter: Local Churches Coming Up With Creative Ways To Hold Easter Sunday Services

Coronavirus Easter: Local Churches Coming Up With Creative Ways To Hold Easter Sunday Services

For some religious leaders and congregants in our area, it will be hard to break tradition but churches are holding services online. Read full article: Coronavirus Easter: Local Churches Comin...→

Amid pandemic, South Florida churches hold giveaways ahead of Easter

Amid pandemic, South Florida churches hold giveaways ahead of Easter

CORAL GABLES, FLA. (WSVN) - South Florida churches are in the giving spirit during Holy Week, as they do their part to help make Easter... Read full article: Amid pandemic, South Florida churches ho...→

Coronavirus Latest: Local Churches Hold Virtual Palm Sunday Services To Encourage Social Distancing

Coronavirus Latest: Local Churches Hold Virtual Palm Sunday Services To Encourage Social Distancing

For many worshippers, they are taking a leap of faith as they seek the word of god and comfort in these difficult times from behind a computer or television sc [...] Read full article: Coronavirus Latest: Local Churches Hold ...→

Christian Post Decries de Blasio’s ‘Reckless’ Threat to Close Churches

Christian Post Decries de Blasio’s ‘Reckless’ Threat to Close Churches

A leading Christian journal has accused Mayor de Blasio of overstepping his authority by threatening to permanently close churches. Read full article: Christian Post Decries de Blasio’s ‘Reck...→

Six Flags Great America to hold off opening until COVID-19 threat passes

Six Flags Great America to hold off opening until COVID-19 threat passes

Because of COVID-19 concerns, Six Flags Great America in Gurnee won't open for the season until mid-May at the earliest, park officials announced Monday. Read full article: Six Flags Great America to hold off open...→

Barr agrees to testify after facing subpoena threat

Barr agrees to testify after facing subpoena threat

The announcement came amid a hearing on alleged political interference at Trump's Justice Department. Read full article: Barr agrees to testify after facing subp...→

Brooklyn churches hold peaceful Floyd protest

Brooklyn churches hold peaceful Floyd protest

More than 100 pastors and thousands of members of their congregations flocked to Brooklyn for a peaceful prayer march Tuesday evening. Read full article: Brooklyn churches hold peaceful Floyd pr...→

Facing multiple legal battles with churches, Gov. J.B. Pritzker is expected to lift 10-person limit on services in new stay-at-home order

Facing multiple legal battles with churches, Gov. J.B. Pritzker is expected to lift 10-person limit on services in new stay-at-home order

Facing a barrage of legal challenges from churches, Gov. J.B. Pritzker said Thursday that the state is issuing new public health guidelines for house of worshi [...] Read full article: Facing multiple legal battles with churc...→

Five Lake County churches suing Pritzker to hold larger gatherings

Five Lake County churches suing Pritzker to hold larger gatherings

Alleging the governor's office is violating their religious freedom and "ignoring the science" behind the spread of COVID-19, five Lake County churches are sui [...] Read full article: Five Lake County churches suing Pritzker...→

Chicago Churches Continue to Violate Stay-at-Home Orders, Fear City May Shut Them Down

Chicago Churches Continue to Violate Stay-at-Home Orders, Fear City May Shut Them Down

Several churches across Illinois are continuing to open their doors in defiance of Illinois and City of Chicago orders limiting gathering sizes amid the corona [...] Read full article: Chicago Churches Continue to Violate Sta...→

Metro Detroit Catholic churches hold first public Mass in months

Metro Detroit Catholic churches hold first public Mass in months

After two months of online-only services, some Catholic churches within the Archdiocese of Detroit held their first public Sunday Mass since the stay-at-home e [...] Read full article: Metro Detroit Catholic churches hold fir...→

Some Chicago Churches Again Set To Hold Sunday Services Despite Gov. Pritzker's Stay-At-Home Order

Some Chicago Churches Again Set To Hold Sunday Services Despite Gov. Pritzker's Stay-At-Home Order

Some churches in Chicago were set to open their doors to worshipers on Sunday, going against Gov. JB Pritzker’s stay-at-home order during the coronavirus pande [...] Read full article: Some Chicago Churches Again Set To Hold ...→

South Side Churches Praising President Trump's Call For Churches To Reopen Plan To Hold Services Sunday

Some South Side religious leaders are praising President Donald Trump's call to allow churches to reopen and say they want Gov. JB Pritzker and Mayor Lori Ligh [...] Read full article: South Side Churches Praising President T...→

New order allows Minnesota churches to hold in-person services at 25 percent capacity | MinnPost

Gov. Tim Walz announced that starting Wednesday churches that follow social distancing guidelines will be able to hold services — as long as the gatherings don [...] Read full article: New order allows Minnesota churches to h...→

Belmont Cragin Church To Continue Defying Pritzker's Order After President Declares Churches Essential

Church leaders who have been defying the stay-at-home order are taking a small victory lap after the president said places of worship are essential businesses. [...] Read full article: Belmont Cragin Church To Continue Defyin...→

Mayor Still Working Out Plan to Reopen Chicago Churches as Some Vow to Hold Services

Mayor Still Working Out Plan to Reopen Chicago Churches as Some Vow to Hold Services

While the city of Chicago continues to work with faith leaders to draw up a plan for reopening churches, two pastors have promised they’ll still hold services [...] Read full article: Mayor Still Working Out Plan to Reopen C...→

SoCal Pastors Praise DOJ Letter To Newsom Calling Continued Closure Of Churches 'Discrimination'

SoCal Pastors Praise DOJ Letter To Newsom Calling Continued Closure Of Churches 'Discrimination'

Under Newsom’s plan to reopen California, places of worship are part of stage three, along with hair and nail salons and entertainment venues like movie theate [...] Read full article: SoCal Pastors Praise DOJ Letter To Newso...→

Willie Wilson to pay fines for 3 churches that held Sunday services, violated stay-at-home order

Willie Wilson to pay fines for 3 churches that held Sunday services, violated stay-at-home order

Philadelphia Romanian Church of God, Elim Romanian Pentecostal Church and Metro Praise International Church were hit with $500 fines. Read full article: Willie Wilson to pay fines for 3 churche...→

Chicago fines churches for holding services in violation of statewide lockdown order

Chicago fines churches for holding services in violation of statewide lockdown order

Chicago has begun fining churches for holding services that do not comply with the Democratic Gov. J.B. Pritzker's statewide stay-at-home order, telling Fox Ne [...] Read full article: Chicago fines churches for holding servi...→

Local Hispanic churches facing COVID-19

Local Hispanic churches facing COVID-19

COVID-19 continues to hit the Hispanic community hard. Regional Bishop of the Metropolitan New York Synod of Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, Reverend P [...] Read full article: Local Hispanic churches facing COVID-19...→

Archdiocese: Dade, Broward churches to hold Mass beginning May 26, Tuesday in Monroe

Archdiocese: Dade, Broward churches to hold Mass beginning May 26, Tuesday in Monroe

MIAMI (WSVN) - Catholic churches in Miami-Dade and Broward counties may resume holding services as soon as next week, and houses of worship in Monroe... Read full article: Archdiocese: Dade, Broward churches to h...→

City looks at fines against churches that defied stay-home order

City looks at fines against churches that defied stay-home order

"There were some churches that congregated in excess of the allowable number and we will be taking action as to those individuals and those churches," Mayor Lo [...] Read full article: City looks at fines against churches tha...→

Mayor Lori Lightfoot Plans To Fine Churches That Defied Stay-At-Home Order Rules To Hold Sunday Services

Mayor Lori Lightfoot Plans To Fine Churches That Defied Stay-At-Home Order Rules To Hold Sunday Services

“Certainly there were some churches that congregated in excess of the allowable number, and we will be taking action as to those individuals and those churches [...] Read full article: Mayor Lori Lightfoot Plans To Fine Churc...→

100 Chicago Churches to Hold In-Person Services Sunday

100 Chicago Churches to Hold In-Person Services Sunday

As many as 100 Chicago area churches plan to hold in-person Sunday services in defiance of Illinois' stay home orders. Read full article: 100 Chicago Churches to Hold In-Person S...→

Chicago mayor vows to

Chicago mayor vows to "take action" against defiant churches that continue to hold services despite lockdown orders

"We don't want to see a cluster break out because faith leaders believe they have only one way of showing their reverence to the God that they worship," Mayor [...] Read full article: Chicago mayor vows to "take action" agai...→

Mayor Lori Lightfoot says city will ‘take action’ if defiant churches hold in-person services despite stay-at-home orders

Mayor Lori Lightfoot says city will ‘take action’ if defiant churches hold in-person services despite stay-at-home orders

Potentially setting up a Sunday confrontation with defiant church leaders, Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot said the city is prepared to enforce stay-at-home order [...] Read full article: Mayor Lori Lightfoot says city will ‘tak...→

Mega Church Pastor Says Churches Will Hold In-Person Services Sunday

Mega Church Pastor Says Churches Will Hold In-Person Services Sunday

Mega church Pastor Brian Gibson of HIS Church announced that his churches in Texas and Kentucky will hold in-person services on May 17. Read full article: Mega Church Pastor Says Churches Will Ho...→

Albany Park, Suburban Niles Churches Hold Services in Spite of Pritzker’s Order

Albany Park, Suburban Niles Churches Hold Services in Spite of Pritzker’s Order

Churches in Chicago’s Albany Park neighborhood and in suburban Niles held services this past Sunday in defiance of Illinois Gov. Pritzker’s stay-at-home order, [...] Read full article: Albany Park, Suburban Niles Churches Hol...→

Dunedin homeowner facing $30,000 in fines for tall grass, wins round one of lawsuit

Dunedin homeowner facing $30,000 in fines for tall grass, wins round one of lawsuit

A Dunedin homeowner who is facing $30,000 in fines and foreclosure for letting his grass get too long won round one in court. Read full article: Dunedin homeowner facing $30,000 in fine...→

Judge rejects California churches' efforts to hold in-person services

Judge rejects California churches' efforts to hold in-person services

SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- A federal judge on Wednesday said he will deny a bid by three Southern California churches to hold in-person church services during the p [...] Read full article: Judge rejects California churches' effor...→

McCarthy: Pelosi, Democrats Continue to Hold Up Business Funding

McCarthy: Pelosi, Democrats Continue to Hold Up Business Funding

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and other Democrats "continue to hold up" additional funding for the nation's small businesses that have been hit hard by the corona [...] Read full article: McCarthy: Pelosi, Democrats Continue to ...→

McDonald's: No Happy Meals for Franchisees Facing Closure

McDonald's: No Happy Meals for Franchisees Facing Closure

McDonald's Corp rejected a request from its U.S. franchisees to delay collecting some March rent and royalty payments, prompting claims that the world's larges [...] Read full article: McDonald's: No Happy Meals for Franchise...→

Black & Wear: Coronavirus, Holy Week and Easter -- America's churches continue to put love first

Black & Wear: Coronavirus, Holy Week and Easter -- America's churches continue to put love first

In the midst of challenging circumstances, freedom to exercise religion endures, and the essential work of the church continues. Read full article: Black & Wear: Coronavirus, Holy Week and...→

Coronavirus Easter: Local Churches Coming Up With Creative Ways To Hold Easter Sunday Services

Coronavirus Easter: Local Churches Coming Up With Creative Ways To Hold Easter Sunday Services

For some religious leaders and congregants in our area, it will be hard to break tradition but churches are holding services online. Read full article: Coronavirus Easter: Local Churches Comin...→

Churches hold online Easter weekend services because of virus

Churches hold online Easter weekend services because of virus

South Korea’s government has said it will strap electronic wristbands on people who defy self-quarantine orders after two weeks of preparation and manufacturin [...] Read full article: Churches hold online Easter weekend serv...→

Amid pandemic, South Florida churches hold giveaways ahead of Easter

Amid pandemic, South Florida churches hold giveaways ahead of Easter

CORAL GABLES, FLA. (WSVN) - South Florida churches are in the giving spirit during Holy Week, as they do their part to help make Easter... Read full article: Amid pandemic, South Florida churches ho...→

Chicago businesses facing up to $120,000 in fines after violating coronavirus prevention measures: report

Chicago businesses facing up to $120,000 in fines after violating coronavirus prevention measures: report

Eight businesses in Chicago are now facing a total of up to $120,000 in fines after they reportedly violated Illinois’ coronavirus prevention orders.  Read full article: Chicago businesses facing up to $120,000...→

Coronavirus Latest: Local Churches Hold Virtual Palm Sunday Services To Encourage Social Distancing

Coronavirus Latest: Local Churches Hold Virtual Palm Sunday Services To Encourage Social Distancing

For many worshippers, they are taking a leap of faith as they seek the word of god and comfort in these difficult times from behind a computer or television sc [...] Read full article: Coronavirus Latest: Local Churches Hold ...→

Christian Post Decries de Blasio’s ‘Reckless’ Threat to Close Churches

Christian Post Decries de Blasio’s ‘Reckless’ Threat to Close Churches

A leading Christian journal has accused Mayor de Blasio of overstepping his authority by threatening to permanently close churches. Read full article: Christian Post Decries de Blasio’s ‘Reck...→

Pastors object to NYC mayor's threat to shut down churches

Pastors object to NYC mayor's threat to shut down churches

Religious leaders are expressing concern after New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio threatened to close certain places of worship if they violated the stay-at-ho [...] Read full article: Pastors object to NYC mayor's threat to ...→

Six Flags Great America to hold off opening until COVID-19 threat passes

Six Flags Great America to hold off opening until COVID-19 threat passes

Because of COVID-19 concerns, Six Flags Great America in Gurnee won't open for the season until mid-May at the earliest, park officials announced Monday. Read full article: Six Flags Great America to hold off open...→

Churches hold crowded services in defiance of government coronavirus guidance

Churches hold crowded services in defiance of government coronavirus guidance

While most churches have closed their doors in compliance with government recommendations to stop the spread of coronavirus, a few are making headlines for the [...] Read full article: Churches hold crowded services in defian...→