Father James McIlhon of the Archdiocese of Chicago.

Retired Chicago-Area Priest Facing Allegations of Sexually Abusing a Minor Four Decades Ago

WBBM - CBS 2 [Chicago IL]

January 22, 2022

[Photo above: Father James McIlhone of the Archdiocese of Chicago. Screen shot from the video of this report.]

A retired Chicago-area priest is accused of sexually abusing a minor.

The Archdiocese of Chicago has ordered Father James McIlhone to step aside from ministry and leave St. Edward Parish, where he lives in retirement.

The allegations date back 40 years to when McIlhone served as associate pastor at Santa Maria Del Popolo Parish in Mundelein.

The Archdioceses says the accusations have been reported to the Lake County State’s Attorney, and there will be a full investigation.