THE WATCHDOGS: Despite scrutiny, archdiocese didn’t know religious order clerics living near Northbrook for years faced credible sex allegations.
Robert Herguth is an investigative reporter with the Chicago Sun-Times, and also writes about religion.
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.
State inspector general finds the CTA improperly hired a man with close ties to an influential state legislator, state Sen. Kimberly Lightford.
THE WATCHDOGS: Taxpayers are still supporting ex-Rep. Dan Burke. He gets two taxpayer-subsidized pensions — expected to pay nearly $160,000 this year.
Becky Strzechowski, principal officer of Teamsters Local 700, had been one of the highest-ranking female Teamsters officials in the country.
Cardinal Blase Cupich has removed retired Maryville Academy chief Rev. John P. Smyth from ministry over allegations of sex abuse of minors.
THE WATCHDOGS: The firms behind two massive planned Chicago developments have cut ties with law firm of alderman who faces a corruption charge.
THE WATCHDOGS: A Chinese cargo jet came perilously close to a departing United Airlines jetliner in September at O’Hare due to a series of foul-ups.
Opus Dei says Rev. C. John McCloskey, a prominent Washington priest, was sent to Chicago in 2005 after woman’s “credible” claim of sexual misconduct.
While Ald. Ed Burke and former Mayor Richard M. Daley never seemed to trust each other much that hasn’t stopped the flow of money to Burke.
Augustinian officials would not say if they know where Richard McGrath is now living and, if so, whether he’s in a supervised setting, away from kids.
Rev. Ronald Hicks distributed a letter to priests suggesting ways to address Madigan’s report and the overall sex abuse scandal during holiday masses.