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He claims the investigation that followed was “egregiously unfair” and called the college’s statements full of “factual errors.”
Fired from Wheaton, former chaplain Tim Blackmon speaks out on allegations, what’s next
by: Emily McFarlan Miller CHICAGO, July 23, 2020(RNS) — The Rev. Tim Blackmon denies the allegations of misconduct that led to his firing from Wheaton College late last month, sayingRead More
In a “July 2020” letter to Kane County voters, the county clerk said the first method is to complete an application online at http://kanecountyelections.org/votebymail.
Kane County vote-by-mail ballot applications available
AURORA, Ill., July 13, 2020 — Applications for vote-by-mail ballots for the Nov. 3 general election are available. Kane County Clerk John A. Cunningham has announced applications can be obtainedRead More
Blackmon pinned the investigation on “a handful of injudicious comments”...
Racial slur, ‘The Idiot’s Guide to Kama Sutra’ led to chaplain’s firing, says Wheaton College
by: Emily McFarlan Miller CHICAGO, July 9, 2020 (RNS) — The Rev. Tim Blackmon repeatedly referred to an Asian American colleague by a racial slur and had “The Idiot’s GuideRead More
“We lament this situation and pray for all who have been affected by these events, as well as for Reverend Blackmon and his family.”
Wheaton College chaplain fired over allegations of ‘racial and sexual’ comments
by: Emily McFarlan Miller CHICAGO, July 7, 2020 (RNS) — Wheaton College has fired its chaplain over allegations of “inappropriate comments and actions of a racial and sexual nature towardRead More
The march, led by communities of faith, went past the lakefront, past...
Chicago celebrates Juneteenth with interfaith march through iconic Grant Park
by: Emily McFarlan Miller CHICAGO, June 19, 2020 (RNS) — Selena Smith, 48, came downtown with three generations of her family and a large group from Salem Baptist Church ofRead More
The church hadn’t had a full-time senior pastor in nearly two years...
Amid protests and pandemic, Dave Dummitt steps in as senior pastor of Willow Creek
by: Emily McFarlan Miller CHICAGO, June 15, 2020 (RNS) — Dave Dummitt said “no” to Willow Creek Community Church twice. When the Chicago-area megachurch first reached out to him aboutRead More