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Mar 7, 2019
Sen. Martha McSally, the first female Air Force fighter pilot to fly in combat, said she was sexually assaulted by a superior officer and later, when she tried to talk about it to military officials, she “felt like the system was raping me all over again.” The Arizona Republican, a...
Mar 6, 2019
A bill that would keep immigration status private during most civil lawsuits has cleared a Senate Judiciary Committee vote. Senate Bill 1429 would adjust the Code of Civil Procedure to say immigration status may only be admissible evidence if it is absolutely essential to the case or the individual party...
Mar 5, 2019
New legislation would create a statewide tracking system for sexual assault evidence kits, letting victims see where their kits are languishing. There is an estimated 250,000 sexual assault evidence kits sitting on law enforcement shelves nationwide, said Ilse Knecht, policy and advocacy director at the Joyful Heart Foundation, a sexual...
Mar 4, 2019
A 2-year-old girl was killed and several others injured when a vehicle, trying to get away from police, hit another car before striking a tree. Officers were attempting to pull over a black Chrysler at 107th and Michigan late Sunday night, when the driver took...
Mar 1, 2019
Travelers passing through Midway International Airport one night late last week and people who visited a west suburban hospital for a few hours on Sunday may have been exposed to measles, according to the Illinois Department of Public Health. Most people are vaccinated for the disease in childhood, but those who have...
Feb 28, 2019
Old case files will be reviewed over the next six months to “identify investigative gaps or omissions” and assess whether past CPS investigations complied with federal law that protects students from gender-based discrimination and from abuse and harassment that interfere with schooling. Those reports could have a broad impact. They...
Feb 26, 2019
R. Kelly posted bond and was released from Cook County Jail Monday afternoon. Earlier he appeared in court in Chicago and his attorney entered a not guilty plea to sex abuse charges against the singer. Kelly posted four instances of $25,000 bail – 10 percent of each $250,000 bond amount...
Feb 22, 2019
New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft, one of the most powerful men in American football, was charged today on two counts of soliciting prostitution in connection to a recent law enforcement bust on massage parlors in Florida that, according to law enforcement, were used for prostitution and human trafficking. The news...
Feb 20, 2019
The proposed act provides that employers shall not require an employee or prospective employee to sign a nondisclosure agreement that contains any provision that has the purpose or effect of: limiting the disclosure of sexual misconduct, retaliation, or unlawful discrimination; suppressing information relevant to an investigation into a claim of...
Feb 15, 2019
Congress is keeping watch and the military has introduced prevention programs. Yet sexual assaults at military service academies keep rising. The leaders of those academies got an earful when they testified before a House Armed Services subcommittee on Wednesday. “After a decade-plus of concerted efforts to address sexual harassment and assault, the...