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Francesca Sanderson of Ottawa to serve as a pro-life campus mentor at Loyola

Francesca Sanderson

OTTAWA — Chicago may be outside Francesca Sanderson’s comfort zone, but giving college students a better understanding of the sanctity of life at all stages isn’t. That’s why she is preparing to serve as a campus mentor for weDignify at Loyola University’s Lakeshore Campus, starting in August. Formerly known as Students for Life of Illinois, […]

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Nearly 250 high school students from diocese among March for Life throng

The High School of Saint Thomas More in Champaign sent 28 students to Washington, D.C. Here they hold a Sabers for Life banner on the steps of the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception. (Provided photo)

Whether they got there by bus or by air, the nearly 250 high school students from the Diocese of Peoria were in Washington, D.C., on Jan. 19 to walk. And pray. “I wanted to go on the March for Life in order to stand up for the dignity of each and every human life, both […]

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Marquette Academy in Ottawa invests in future with $1.5 million campaign

OTTAWA — With the community’s blessing, Marquette Academy has launched a $1.5 million capital campaign to upgrade technology, renovate its facilities, and increase its endowment in order to make more scholarships and financial assistance available. Principal Brooke Rick said any monies donated over that goal will be split evenly between reducing the school’s $1 million […]

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