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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...
Feb 6, 2019
llinois lawmakers have renewed bipartisan efforts to address the Chicago Public Schools sexual abuse scandal, filing bills designed to protect students by making sweeping changes to state laws. Legislators last year proposed 12 bills that would allow state officials to swiftly revoke the licenses of educators found to have sexually abused children, lift...
Feb 5, 2019
A Chicago police sergeant who was under investigation resigned Thursday, years after allegations of sexual abuse placed him on desk duty, officials said. Eric Elkins was placed on paid desk duty in 2015 when four teenage boys told police he tried to fondle them at a family reunion in Michigan....
Feb 1, 2019
The long, divisive battle over the future of the Chicago Police Department hit a turning point Thursday as a federal judge approved a plan intended to fundamentally alter the way a troubled police force treats the people it is sworn to serve and protect. But the judge’s order made clear that the...
Jan 29, 2019
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Jan 22, 2019
Atlanta police are investigating a sexual assault at Opera nightclub after video of the incident was posted on Facebook. Officer Jarius Daugherty said the department began receiving calls from people who had seen the assault on a Facebook Live video early Sunday morning. The Atlanta Police Department has opened an...
Jan 19, 2019
A child was recently injured when their foot got stuck on an escalator at Macy’s on State Street. Attorney Marty Dolan knows what can happen in these situations after representing a 7-year-old injured on an escalator at Midway Airport in 2010. Macy’s Escalator Under Inspection After Child Seriously Injured...
Jan 16, 2019
One third of UN staff and contractors experienced sexual harassment in the past two years, according to a report released by the United Nations. The online survey, carried out by Deloitte in November, was completed by 30,364 people from the UN and its agencies – just 17% of those eligible....
Jan 15, 2019
Attorney Gloria Allred says a woman accusing R. Kelly of sexual abuse has been threatened by the singer to get her to drop a lawsuit that claims Kelly abused her and gave her a sexually transmitted disease....