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Donation Opportunity: Paul in Rome 

Donation Opportunity: Paul in Rome 

In this painting, Paul is depicted under light house arrest as imagined in a reading of Acts 28:30, possibly in the Spring of 62 AD. He is outside of his house but note the chain on one ankle and some of the “seven hills of Rome” in the background. Luke wrote the Book...

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1992 Letter to Jim Queen

Writer’s Direct Line: (312) 853-8709 September 2023  jmauck@mauckbaker.com   Dear Brothers and Sisters:  This letter is a follow-up to your request for a letter concerning the requirement that any church desiring to locate in Chicago, in a business or commercial...

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Mauck Baker Report Sept. 2023

LGBTQ or Religious Rights: Which One Trumps Employment Decisions at a Christian School? The power to hire and fire is vital to the health of a religious institution. So, is a religious school entitled to hire its staff and teachers on the basis of those who will, in...

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Church Parking Problems 

Church Parking Problems 

Hopefully, your congregation has a parking problem! If you have fewer parking spaces than needed to accommodate the folks that want to worship with you, it means more people can attend, hear the gospel, and respond, if you can solve the problem. Here’s a bit of...

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Evangelists Win Lawsuit 

Evangelists Win Lawsuit 

Millennium Park in Chicago, “Home of the Bean,” attracts 20,000,000 visitors per year. Wheaton students Matthew Swart, Gabriel Emerson, Jeremy Chong, and Caeden Hood were among the few who were unwelcome because park rules prohibited throughout 90% of the park their...

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Where do Churches Fit?

Where do Churches Fit?

When zoning practices emerged in the early 1900’s, many city planners treated churches as residential uses. For years this zoning scheme was a natural fit for most communities. Without the convenience of cars or mass transit systems, church-goers typically worshiped...

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2022 Mauck & Baker Practice Highlights

2022 Mauck & Baker Practice Highlights

At Mauck & Baker, we have been busy assisting our clients with a variety of matters. Many of our clients are mission-driven, and we are privileged to play a role that directly serves in accomplishing our clients’ visions. Below are some of the highlights that...

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Update on Religious Liberty Cases

Update on Religious Liberty Cases

At present, Mauck & Baker has four significant religious freedom cases. Please pray that God will be glorified in the outcomes and more people will have the opportunity to hear about Jesus! Swart v. Chicago: This case caused the City to rewrite its rules for...

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