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Oct 19, 2018
Federal prosecutors have opened an investigation of child sexual abuse by Roman Catholic priests in Pennsylvania, using subpoenas to demand secret files and testimony from high-ranking leaders in what victims’ advocates say is the first such probe ever launched by the U.S. Justice Department. The subpoenas, served last week, follow...
Oct 18, 2018
Missing Wisconsin teenager Jayme Closs was still at home when her parents were shot to death this week, Barron County Sheriff Chris Fitzgerald said Wednesday. He said authorities still have no suspects in the case, but believe Jayme, 13, is in danger. “I just want to bring Jayme home,” said...
Oct 17, 2018
Investigators ramped up the search for 13-year-old Jayme Closs Tuesday, deploying canines and releasing new photos of the teen, whose parents were found dead in the family’s Wisconsin home. Relatives of Jayme told CBS News the front door to the house was shot in. Jayme has been missing since sheriff’s...
Oct 16, 2018
A second aid worker who was hostage by Boko Haram for seven months has been executed after a deadline for negotiations expired, the Nigerian government said. Nigeria’s Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, described the killing as “dastardly, inhuman and ungodly, saying nothing can justify the shedding of...
Oct 15, 2018
Two men are accused of punching and pistol-whipping store workers on the Near North Side over the weekend, then fleeing with the cash register, according to Chicago police. Raul Tijerina, 32, and Joshua Santana, 27, were wearing masks when they entered the store in the 300 block of West Chicago...
Oct 12, 2018
In an assessment of water pollution produced by 98 large meat-processing facilities across the United States, the Washington, D.C.-based nonprofit Environmental Integrity Project found that a plant in Beardstown, Ill., owned by meat-processing giant JBS released about 1,850 pounds of nitrogen on average each day into a tributary of the...
Oct 10, 2018
The Catholic Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend has added two more priests to the list of those who have been credibly accused of sexual abusing minors. The diocese on Tuesday placed Michael Paquet and Bruce A. Schutt on that list after further analysis by the Diocesan Review Board and Bishop...
Oct 9, 2018
The ISBA Judicial Evaluations will be published Wednesday, Oct....
Oct 4, 2018
The Illinois Lawyers Assistance Program opened a new office to serve Kane and DuPage counties. LAP provides services to Illinois lawyers, judges, law students and their families who are concerned about substance abuse or stress-related issues. LAP also has offices in Chicago, Bloomington, Carbondale, Edwardsville, Park Ridge and Rock...
Oct 3, 2018
The Illinois Environmental Protection Agency is asking the Attorney General’s office to temporarily shut down a Chicago-area chemical plant. The agency says that plant is releasing an illegal amount of cancer-causing fumes into the air. The plant, owned by medical company Sterigenics, uses a chemical called ethylene oxide to sterilize...