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Robert Herguth is an investigative reporter at the Chicago Sun-Times, part of the Watchdogs team. He focuses on an array of subjects, including police corruption, organized crime and government accountability, as well as religion. He also helps oversee some digital and feature projects.

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Chicago teams are betting on a Daley to win City Hall OK for ‘sports book’ wagering at arenas

Cook County Commissioner John Daley’s son is lobbying the Chicago City Council to approve sports betting at or near Sox park, Wrigley Field, Soldier Field and the United Center.

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How Nate Lindstrom’s death by suicide spurred a push for more accountability on clergy sexual abuse

No charges were filed against the 3 Norbertine order priests he accused — including a man convicted twice of sex crimes. But his death helped spur a broader investigation by Wisconsin’s attorney general.

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Irish Christian Brothers fall short on revealing true extent of sexual abuse by its members

The Catholic religious order, which runs two high schools in the Chicago area, agreed to reforms as it faced bankruptcy as a result of sex abuse lawsuits. But its transparency is limited.

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How one Catholic order closes its eyes to sexual abuse by clergy

Some religious orders have balked at posting lists of predator priests. But the Claretians’ U.S. websites don’t even mention the scandal, how they’ve responded or how victims can complain.

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Dead CEO of failed Bridgeport bank worried over his safety, sister told feds

In a sealed deposition, Janice Gembara Weston said John Gembara began bringing Marek Matczuk to the bank’s annual board meeting after the ouster of a board member.

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Exporting abusive priests: Catholic religious order based near Northbrook reveals abusers

Many of the Society of the Divine Word clerics credibly accused of molesting kids served as missionaries in the developing world, where experts say the next big priest sex abuse scandal lurks.

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Marist Brothers Catholic order hid abuse by member who helped run Chicago school in the 1970s, suits say

"I was groomed really from the start of school" by Brother Robert Ryan, says one of the men who sued. "It’s infuriating that the order knew this guy was doing this to children, and they just transferred him around."

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Ex-Melrose Park cop pleads guilty in gambling case

John Amabile, 33, was charged earlier this month as part of the investigation that also led to charges and prison time for Gregory Paloian of Elmwood Park.

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Ex-Chicago Outlaws Motorcycle Club boss Orvie Cochran gets early prison release

After contracting COVID-19, the former motorcycle gang boss was released 6 months early from his 5-year racketeering conspiracy sentence, over prosecutors’ objections.

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Passionists order, Catholic dioceses didn’t reveal predator deacon in their midst

What makes James Griffith stand out amid the scandal over sexually abusive clerics is how many chances the Catholic church hierarchy had to tell the public about him — and how many times it failed to do so.