Rev. John P. Smyth was “in and out of rehab and the hospital, and, in the last month or so, he’s been very, very ill,” a Maryville official said.
Robert Herguth is an investigative reporter with the Chicago Sun-Times, and also writes about religion.
Charles Cui, 48, allegedly steered legal business to Burke after the city denied a permit for a sign that was critical to Cui’s redevelopment project.
One city employee drove his vehicle onto the landing strip — setting off alarms and prompting the controller to order a jet to abort its landing.
About $8 million a year has been shifted from the cemetery system to pay down that debt, according to a source familiar with church operations.
Lori Lightfoot oversaw the city’s 911 center and was blasted for how she dealt with a lawsuit over the city’s response to a fire that killed 4 kids.
Chicago police visited the condo eight times since January 2018, and one resident sought an anti-stalking order against Toni Preckwinkle’s son.
THE WATCHDOGS: Records show a church governing body approved name change in part to distance center from its past, housing priests accused of abuse.
“I noticed two planes taking off, and I thought . . . that’s so unusual they’re so close,” a witness tells the Chicago Sun-Times.
A Northwest Side woman is suing City Hall and her former boyfriend, a Chicago police sergeant she says goaded her into shooting herself in the face.
THE WATCHDOGS: Chicago police Sgt. Eric J. Elkins was given a break that boosted his pension despite internal affairs investigation over sex crime.
THE WATCHDOGS: Despite scrutiny, archdiocese didn’t know religious order clerics living near Northbrook for years faced credible sex allegations.
THE WATCHDOGS: Once alderman left payroll, he couldn’t face discipline. “We didn’t investigate anyone who wasn’t a current employee,” monitor says.
THE WATCHDOGS: Anticipating windfall from sale of Holy Name Cathedral parking lot, archdiocese expects most of that to go to clergy sex abuse claims.
THE WATCHDOGS: Eric J. Elkins had been on desk duty since shortly after being accused in 2015 of touching a teenage boy’s genitals over his clothes.
“We are awaiting the outcome of the case before making a determination on the donation,” says Paula Waters, a spokeswoman for Cardinal Blase Cupich.