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Litigation Update from Bishop Lee

Dear Sisters and Brothers: I wanted to update you on a small development in the litigation we are involved with on behalf of the Episcopal Church and our brothers and sisters in the Peoria deanery. I write not because something momentous has happened, but because at this particular moment in this particular case, one of…

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Litigation Update February 2015

Litigation Update February 2015

The Circuit Court of Adams County last week denied a request from the Episcopal Church and the Diocese of Chicago to freeze approximately $850,000 in a fund now controlled by a breakaway faction constituted as the Anglican Diocese of Quincy.  The diocese and church plan to appeal the ruling. The fund contains not only moneys…

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Petition to Illinois Supreme Court Denied

Petition to Illinois Supreme Court Denied

The Illinois Supreme Court today denied a petition by the Episcopal Church to review the ruling of a lower court which had found that certain property of the former Episcopal Diocese of Quincy now belongs to a breakaway group organized as the Anglican Diocese of Quincy. “We are disappointed in this decision,” said the Rt. Rev. Jeffrey D. Lee, bishop of…

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Diocese Ponders Next Move After Appellate Court Loss

Diocese Ponders Next Move After Appellate Court Loss

On Thursday, the Fourth District Appellate Court for the State of Illinois upheld a lower court’s ruling that certain property of the Episcopal Diocese of Quincy belongs to a breakaway group, now organized as the Anglican Diocese of Quincy. The position of the Episcopal Church is that individual parishes and dioceses hold their property in…

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Litigation Update July 2014

Litigation Update July 2014

The Episcopal Church and the Episcopal Diocese of Chicago have asked Illinois’ Fourth District Court of Appeals to overturn a lower court decision that gave control of an endowment fund and a building to a faction of clergy and lay members who broke away from the former Episcopal Diocese of Quincy in 2008. A three-judge…

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