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Dec 14, 2018
Medical error is the third leading cause of death in the U.S. After a routine operation leaves the mother of filmmaker and comedian Steve Burrows in a coma with permanent brain damage, what starts as a personal video diary becomes a citizen’s investigation into the state of American health...
Dec 14, 2018
Cook County’s public guardian sued the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services on Thursday, alleging the beleaguered child welfare agency is causing “immense harm” to mentally ill foster children by keeping them in psychiatric hospitals beyond medical discharge dates as it struggles to find them homes with appropriate...
Dec 13, 2018
Congressional negotiators including Bay Area Rep. Jackie Speier announced an agreement on legislation Wednesday to make senators and House members personally liable for sexual harassment claims, clearing the way for the bill to pass before the end of the year. The breakthrough resolves a months-long standoff between the House and...
Dec 11, 2018
Beginning Jan. 1, a new law will require children under the age of 2 to be properly secured in a rear-facing car seat unless the child weighs 40 or more pounds or is more than 40 inches tall — or riding in a vehicle that weights more than 9,000 pounds....
Dec 10, 2018
CHICAGO (AP) — A NEW office created to look into cases of sexual abuse in Chicago’s public schools after an investigation revealed that the officials had failed to adequately do so has received nearly 500 allegations of student-on-student sexual violence in less than three months. The Office of Student Protections...
Dec 6, 2018
Neil DeGrasse Tyson has been accused of sexual misconduct by a fourth woman, who says the star scientist sexually harassed her at a party in 2010. The woman, who remains anonymous, described the incident in a Buzzfeed News report published on Wednesday, that also includes accounts by Tyson’s three previous...
Dec 5, 2018
The Washington attorney general said Tuesday he will notify every law enforcement agency in his state and direct them to ensure that rape kits are not being inappropriately destroyed. His action comes in response to a CNN investigation into the destruction of rape kits nationwide and on the heels of...
Dec 4, 2018
A 27-year-old man fatally shot a 25-year-old woman Monday evening before turning the gun on himself in an apparent murder-suicide on the city’s South Side, Chicago police said. The pair had argued before the shooting around 8:15 p.m. in the 7800 block of South Bennett Avenue in the South Shore...
Dec 3, 2018
A Chicago police officer is under investigation, after hitting a teenager in the head while holding a pair of handcuffs last week at the Roosevelt subway station on the Red Line....
Nov 30, 2018
Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan says her investigation in to priest sex abuse has discovered more names of abusers than were previously disclosed. Madigan asked for records from all the Illinois Catholic dioceses after the bombshell report from a Pennsylvania grand jury. Late Wednesday night the Archdiocese issued a press...