WATCHDOGS: Despite CTA’s efforts, vandalism on the rise on CTA property in Chicago. More graffiti at its Wilmette rail yard, too — even with cameras.
A high-ranking Cook County sheriff’s official got a 10-day suspension for giving security IDs to two people to attend a Cubs World Series game.
FACE TO FAITH: “I do see miracles,” says Northwestern’s Dr. Martha Twaddle. “I see things that confound our ability to explain them.” Story, podcast.
WATCHDOGS: Hours before cop was found dead in her tub, she texted commander whose detectives called cop-husband’s death suicide. FBI suspects murder.
FACE TO FAITH: Pastor / gospel star Smokie Norful says “hope, healing and empowerment” are part of the “foundation” of his music and his preaching.
WATCHDOGS: “Non-index” crimes on CTA in Chicago — less severe than “index” crimes like murder, robbery, rape — on pace to surpass each of past 2 yrs.
FACE TO FAITH: Part of Iraq’s “original people,” but after year in U.S., Assyrian Christian immigrant enjoys the “human rights,” equality here.
That lack of visibility appeared to make the evacuation of an American Airlines jetliner more perilous at O’Hare Airport a year ago, records show.
Donna Quinn defines herself “as first of all a feminist and an activist, someone who loves people, works for justice.”
FACE TO FAITH: Satanism isn’t what you probably think it is, says G. Edwin Taylor, a “warlock” in the Church of Satan. There is no devil worship.
FACE TO FAITH with WXRT-FM morning host Lin Brehmer: What song is closest to divine? “It’s a song I played after 9/11 . . . ‘Sunflower River Blues.'”
THE WATCHDOGS: The Chicago Police Department ordered a bloody mattress where a cop’s body was found hauled to a dump even before an autopsy was done.
FACE TO FAITH: After mass shooting, Rev. Shannon Johnson Kershner of Fourth Presbyterian Church admits doubts, says: “God has some explaining to do.”
FACE TO FAITH Ex-tennis star Andrea Jaeger, now runs children’s charity: “I felt that I wanted to use my talents to serve God,” not just win matches.
FACE TO FAITH podcast: Miranda Rae Mayo of “Chicago Fire”: “Feeling connected to my higher power just allows me to be a lot more joyful and giving.”