ILLINOIS: Versus Church & State

In a sudden fire that engulfed the second floor of Our Lady of the Angels grammar school in Chicago last December, 91 children and three nuns died, scores of children were seriously injured (TIME, Dec. 15). Last week, on behalf of five children still under medical care for severe burns. Chicago Lawyer Burton Joseph filed in Cook County circuit court a $1,750,000 damage suit against 1) the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Chicago, for letting the school become a "dangerous fire trap," and 2) the City of Chicago, for failing to enforce its own fire ordinances for safety standards...

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