News & Articles

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...
Feb 14, 2019
Just as colleges and universities are shaping the future of how sexual-misconduct and -assault allegations are handled on campuses, one professor fears historical protections for victims are being chipped away at, as well. “Title IX is shrinking rather than growing,” University of Illinois law Professor Lesley Wexler said of the...
Feb 13, 2019
At some of the nation’s largest universities, the vast majority of sexual assaults take place not in dorm rooms or anywhere else on school property but in the neighborhoods beyond campus boundaries, according to data obtained by The Associated Press. But the schools’ obligation to investigate and respond to those...
Feb 13, 2019
Hebert and Rita Pasarell both say they were sexually harassed while working for Brooklyn assemblyman Vito Lopez. “When I had reported harassment, I had expected that something was going to be done about it. And I was really surprised when that process didn’t happen,” Rita Pasarell added. Their sexual harassment...
Feb 6, 2019
Sterigenics is still venting ethylene oxide into neighborhoods surrounding its facility in west suburban Willowbrook, according to federal testing that revealed spikes of the volatile, cancer-causing gas higher than concentrations detected before the company installed new pollution-control equipment last year. But a top Trump administration official told residents on Tuesday that...