United States News Illinois Column: Love letters in the alley: When a Chicago...

Column: Love letters in the alley: When a Chicago cop finds a stash of old letters in the trash, he’s transported to Chicago during World War II. And vows to get the letters back to the family.

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In 1945, Edgewater on Chicago’s North Side was a thriving community with an abundance of Catholic churches. As Wolforth would learn, Cathie Moran’s family went to St. Ita’s, named for a sixth-century Irish abbess and built in the grand style of a Gothic cathedral. Her father, John J. Moran, ran a fur shop in the Garland Building downtown while her mother, Corinne, focused on their four children, Cathie, Jack, Tom and Bob. They were a close-knit family in a close-knit neighborhood, living a life unlike the one Leo Paul Lee had known.

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