THE WATCHDOGS: Lawyer who once testified he hired pal of ex-Gov. George Ryan for do-nothing, taxpayer-paid job is now working on Bill Daley campaign.
Robert Herguth is an investigative reporter with the Chicago Sun-Times, and also writes about religion.
RELIGION ROUNDUP: The MormonLeaks website has been airing allegations of sexual misconduct by people affiliated with the Mormon church.
RELIGION ROUNDUP: Bible holds lessons for social media use, pastor writes in the magazine of the Chicago-based Evangelical Lutheran Church in America.
RELIGION ROUNDUP: Hindus from around the world were in Lombard for the World Hindu Congress, which attracted people from 60 countries and protests.
Cardinal Blase Cupich is apologizing “for the offense caused by my comments” in the wake of recent priest sex abuse developments.
RELIGION ROUNDUP: There’s talk in liberal and conservative camps that Catholic turmoil could lead to a schism — or formal split — within the faith.
THE WATCHDOGS: Augustinian priest under investigation for sex abuse of student is moved from monastery near Hyde Park schools after Sun-Times report.
THE WATCHDOGS: As a convicted felon, ex-Melrose Park police Chief Vito Scavo can’t legally have or use a gun. But he went bird-hunting anyway.
RELIGION ROUNDUP: Many Americans identify with a particular religious group, but their “beliefs and behaviors” often “cut across” denominations.
Cardinal Blase Cupich told Mundelein Seminary students he’d support doing “outside, independent background checks” on potential bishops in the U.S.
Seminarians tell the Sun-Times the cardinal made ‘tone-deaf’ remarks on sex-abuse scandal while speaking to 200 future priests.
RELIGION ROUNDUP: With fewer Americans attending religious services regularly, a study sheds light on why the faithful who do so continue to go.
THE WATCHDOGS: Retired bishop living at cardinal’s mansion, recently said mass with Cupich despite having admitted he didn’t report abusive priests.
Ronnie Winfield lays blame for his arrest and prosecution squarely on Dr. Adrienne Segovia, the $222,945-a-year asst. Cook County medical examiner.
Chicago Cardinal Blase Cupich is visiting the sprawling Mundelein Seminary this week, but his agenda has not been made public.